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More than 200 recipes using tea as an ingredient in beverages or food….

Rhubarb and Tea

Rhubarb and Tea

With its pinkish, reddish, and often greenish stalks, rhubarb stars here with oolong in an utterly simple dessert.

Fuyu and Lapsang

Fuyu and Lapsang

Tea and fruit are a tried-and-true combination; think about all the popular flavored teas where fruit, either dried or flavors created in a lab (not...

Tres Leches and Tea

Tres Leches and Tea

This is a time for indulgence, a time of why not. My indulgence? I want to eat cake every day. Baking for me provides Zen moments of calm and focus...

Giving Iced Tea a Whirl

Giving Iced Tea a Whirl

Given the public’s insatiable thirst for ready-to-drink bottled or canned tea, most of which is consumed cold or over ice, it seems it’s always iced tea weather. Despite an abiding love for hot tea, I like to brew up a cuppa and chill it down, no matter what the thermometer says outside.

Crèmes de la Crème

Crèmes de la Crème

Return to Tea Treats For Snowy Days Five ways to flavor whipped cream with tea.    As we hunker down to the heart of winter (which nonetheless feels...

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

MCT Your Matcha Latte!

Have you ever been to a foreign country and felt completely out of your comfort zone? Well, that was me in Austin, Texas; standing in front of the...

Lazy Sunday Matcha Pancakes

Lazy Sunday Matcha Pancakes

Finalist in the 2019 Writers Contest – Cooking With Tea Category See the Writers Contest rules and full ongoing list of finalists Just yesterday I...

Boba Secrets

Boba Secrets

The popularity of boba tea - also known as bubble tea - is growing  There are some delicacies best left to chefs and special equipment.  Creme...

Spring. Shrimp. Sencha

Spring. Shrimp. Sencha

Spring is just around the corner and I start thinking of lighter and fresher flavors. More fish and seafood are on the dinner menu at home. Now,...

Chai to Remember

Chai to Remember

When winter is just around the corner in my part of the world (southern California) and our meager amount of rain has begun to fall, my tastes turn to chai. But not just any chain coffeehouse chai, a pale imitation of the real thing. I want bold flavors and the notes of a good tea’s personality on par with the blend of spices in the drink.

Go Green this Halloween!!

Go Green this Halloween!!

Return to T Ching Classics: Halloween Following up on last month’s Monster Muffin recipe, here are five more drop-dead, spookily easy matcha recipes...

Tea Poached Autumn Fruit

Tea Poached Autumn Fruit

Just when you thought you’d tasted a creditable selection of the world’s teas comes along a refreshing surprise—Bitaco tea grown in the Andes from...

Baking with Matcha 101

Baking with Matcha 101

Return to T Ching Classics: Halloween Over the weekend I held a Matcha Masterclass for baking with matcha. It was a mother-daughter class inspired...

Blackberry Syrup For Tea

Blackberry Syrup For Tea

Realizing that the summer is drawing to a hazy conclusion, I’ve had it in my mind that I need to pick blackberries. This late in the year, the...

How to Make Iced Tea, Fast!

How to Make Iced Tea, Fast!

Return to T Ching Classics: Iced Tea IT’S STILL SUMMER TIME. My summer heat survival strategy? A fridge full of iced tea, of all kinds, ready to...