More than 200 recipes using tea as an ingredient in beverages or food….
Provocative Pairings: Tea, Cheese, and Chocolate.
Evidenced by the response to the sessions I presented at the recent Los Angeles International Tea Festival, there is an unslakeable thirst in the tea-drinking public to learn more about tea.
Butternut Squash Muffins with Chai and Chocolate
I grew up under the perpetually sunny skies of California. I did not have the concept of the air cooling and becoming crisp, of the leaves changing...
Iced Tea To A New Level
Think of these beverages as iced tea evolved to a higher level. Summer’s here and nothing quenches like a properly prepared glass of iced tea. ...
Lapsang Souchong Tea-Smoked Pork Tenderloin with Tea-Plumped Prunes
Smoke Without the Fire: Cooking With Lapsang SouchongWhen I think of Lapsang Souchong, the famous smoked tea of Fujian, China, usually the fireplace...
Chai Tea Recipes from the T Ching Archives
Chai Tea in the U.S. Masala Chai is one of the traditional ways to drink tea in India where milk is boiled with a sweet spice mixture. The...
The Importance of Cucumber Sandwiches
I’ve recently spoken with several people about Oscar Wilde’s comedy of manners and mistaken identity, “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and posed...
Matcha Soft Serve
Soft serve can get a little boring, but adding some yummy Matcha makes it the perfect blend of sweet and spunky.
Earl Grey Pot De Crème
When my world gets a touch hectic, I frequently turn to the simple pleasures of life to help me pause and enjoy the world around me. For me,...
Summer Mint Tea Drinks – From Marrakesh to New Orleans
As summer draws on, I find myself relaxing into a slower pace, quitting work earlier and waking up later, all perks of my free-lance existence. ...
Peach Simple Syrup with White Tea
White tea gently enhanced with a fragrant syrup made from stone fruits spells summer for me.
Tea Popsicles – Taking Iced Tea to the Extreme
The last few weeks have been ridiculously hot, bringing an unfortunate end to my drinking warm tea. Rather than fall back on the traditional iced...
The Healthy Happy Hibiscus
The Beauty of Hibiscus Tea How can you resist something that steeps up to be so beautiful in colour?! However, Hibiscus is not just pretty – it's...
Kukicha Citrus Pacific Sole
I often combine my passions and this tea adventure - a combination of tea and food - was no different. Kukicha, a green tea, has great citrus notes...
Cherry Tea Syrup over Lemon Cake
Pouring this compote of ruby fruit over a lemon-tinged cake is pure indulgence.
Oolong Tea Eggs
Many tea-drinking countries continue to perfect their versions of this popular street food.
You Don’t Have to Be a Cat to Enjoy Catnip Tea
Recently, I’ve been volunteering at a kitten socialization shelter and enjoying my developing “felininity.” If you are at all like me, you’ve probably wanted to experience firsthand what catnip…
Caramel Tea Cake
What’s better than tea with caramel and cream? A tea cake flavored with tea and caramel and then topped off with a tea-flavored whipped cream. For those rare occasions when I want to put something into my tea, I give into the urge and add heavy…
Tea and Easter Eggs
I stumbled across instructions for dying Easter eggs with tea. The recipe, if you could call it that, was surprisingly simple: So I couldn’t resist trying it out.
Feeling Fancy? Try This Royal Tea Cocktail Recipe
Sophisticated, timeless, and refreshing, a royal tea cocktail fuses together two British classics: tea and gin.
Best Teas for Joint Pain Management
Joint pain is quick to hinder our mobility as well as decrease our fervor in life. It manifests as inflammation, which is usually characterized by swollen joints, redness, loss of joint function and stiffness.
Love in a Cup; Persian Saffron Tea With Rose and Spice
Aromatic tea traditionally served in Iran by the bride to the groom’s family when her family accepts the proposal.
Tea-smoking in a wok is an easy way to cook proteins and even vegetables of all kinds.
Cantaloupe, Lime, and Black Tea Smoothie
The tea adds extra antioxidants and depth of flavor. It’s so simple, I hope you will try it.
Beef Short Ribs in a Steep
One of my favorite seasonal classics: Beef short ribs cooked with the intensely dusky notes of tea.
How to Choose Matcha for Gelato
No need for expensive and rare food items. A unique and luxurious matcha gelato will inspire food lovers.
Dirty chai is a beverage wherein a shot or two of espresso is added to a cup of chai or a chai latte.
Starting Your Komboucha Brew
Komboucha brewing is becoming a fun and popular way to enjoy a healthy tea lifestyle.
Comforting Tea and Shortbread
I can’t seem to get enough of a sandy tea shortbread, sugar coated and simple to make.
Tea and Cognac Soaked Dried Fruit Fruitcake
With an array of beautiful dried fruits chopped into bite-sized pieces, walnuts, and a spiced pound cake, this recipe will make you a fruitcake lover.
Tea and Spice Rub Blend for Turkey
Experimenting with tea as a spice rub for your turkey As the holiday season nears, many of us look back to family traditions. So even as a nominal...
Iced Tea Lattes
Diane shares two delicious recipes for iced lattes – Moroccan Mint with green tea and Blueberry Creme with Rooibos…
Asian Pears and Tea
Asian pears poached in tea for a dreamy autumn treat. Best paired with some lightly-whipped cream and some shortbread.
Herb and Tea Pairing; Fantastic Blends With Your Favorite Foods
Experiment by pairing your favorite tea and herbs in cooking and sipping.
Honeydew, Lime, and Rooibos Smoothie
Diane shows you how to make a Honeydew Lime Ginger Rooibos Smoothie…
Falling into Tea, Tofu, and Seasonal Vegetables
I love the taste of smoky tea infused into creamy firm tofu. When cooked quickly over high heat, those blocks of soy milk alchemized into solid form become the perfect foil for seasonal produce…
A Tea Lover Considers; What is it about Boba Tea?
As a tea lover and educator, I’ve never understood the fascination with boba. The results of my recent deep dive …
The Essential Guide to Matcha: Matcha Recipes
I will happily bake, create, and use matcha as an ingredient in my home kitchen. Here are some tips…
Lapsang Souchong Fish
I’m inspired by some wonderful smoky Lapsang Souchong black tea from China that in the cooler weather seems to be beckoning to me from my tea cabinet.
Isn’t That Darjeeling Peachy? Tea-Poached Peaches a la Mode
Summer’s stone fruit bounty draws me on a regular basis to my outdoor farmers’ markets. Boasting many different varieties of peaches, both yellow...
5 Green Tea Smoothies That Will Make You Forget All about Coffee
Enjoy a delicious and healthy smoothie by adding a green tea smoothie to the blend. Recipes with tea and fruit can help you get creative with tea in your diet.
Rice Salad with Tea Vinaigrette
Rice salad is on my menu once again – but with the rice steamed in a delicate Darjeeling tea.
Vanilla Tea, A Luxurious Taste and Aroma Have you ever had a cup of vanilla tea? No, I don't mean the kind with artificial flavoring. But one...
How To Make Barista-Style Shaken Iced Tea
Tea company owner/former barista shows fun, easy way to make ‘better than coffee house’ shaken iced tea at home.
How To Make Tea Gelato
Quite by accident, the house I’m spending time in this summer is equipped with an ice cream maker – something I’d never used before. Since I happened to show up with too much tea (imagine that), I decided to combine the two…
Fruity and Flowery Iced Teas
Nothing synthetic or artificial enters the tea when you make your own fruit syrups.
Om, My-My Matcha
Which approach would you expect gets you more antioxidants from tea – Steeping the leaves in boiling, or near-boiling water, then discarding the leaves and drinking the resulting infusion, or just eating ground tea leaves?
Gallery of Iced Tea Recipes
Iced Tea Recipes Require Ice It wasn't until the 1930's that consumers were able to freeze their own ice cubes and expect to have ice readily and...
Not Your Southern Grandma’s Iced Tea
Summer’s here, which presents some tantalizing options for tea drinkers in general and iced tea lovers in particular. It’s a fun time to throw caution to the wind and mix up some fresh ideas in the glass…
Stone Fruit with Tea and Cookies
Poaching stone fruits lightly in brewed Yunnan tea with its slightly smoky, brisk, and even peppery notes leads to a simple make-ahead dessert.
10 Ways to Enjoy Green Tea with Milk
You already know that green tea is a delicious, healthy beverage, but you might not be aware of just how versatile your favorite tea can be. A wide...