Category Index: Gourmet Tea Beverages

Discover dozens of  tea recipes to make your special beverages even more fun and delicious.

Iced Tea Lattes

Iced Tea Lattes

Diane shares two delicious recipes for iced lattes – Moroccan Mint with green tea and Blueberry Creme with Rooibos…

Gallery of Iced Tea Recipes

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

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…

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.

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...

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.

Creating Fruit and Tea Frappes

Creating Fruit and Tea Frappes

Whether you call them frappes or smoothies, they are a low-tech, minimalist path to refreshment, and clearly superior to anything you can get at your local coffee-and-tea emporium. 

Hangover Tisane Recipe

Hangover Tisane Recipe

I began studying herbalism in my late teens, and have continued practicing to varying degrees ever since. While in my early college days, the top...

Christmas Tea Blend 2017

Christmas Tea Blend 2017

I've been meaning to get back to making a masala chai and a Christmas tea blend, so to clear through both I combined the themes.  This also contains...

What is Milk Tea?

What is Milk Tea?

  If you have never tried milk tea, you really need to rethink what you order when you go to a café. As amazing as coffee is, sometimes the...

Turmeric Tea

Turmeric Tea

Did you know that the secret to better health probably has been sitting in your cupboard? Isn't it great when a common ingredient has so many health...

Christmas Tea Blends

Christmas Tea Blends

I’ve been experimenting with making Christmas tea blends and writing about them lately, so I’ll share a summary of the subject here as well.  This...

Friendship Tea

Friendship Tea

Yes, I just made up that name. For years I've been rather fascinated by Kombucha but hardly fascinated by the taste of it. However, just like many...

How to Make a Matcha Latte

How to Make a Matcha Latte

You have probably seen a field of green in your Instagram lately, and some of you may even have noticed green tea lattes popping up on the menu of...

A sun tea inspiration

A sun tea inspiration

Today hasn’t been the sunniest day in Los Angeles. I’d like to say that I woke up at six in the morning, cheerfully placed some sun tea on my front porch, and rode my bike to the beach to take a dip in the ocean…

You don’t need to mull it over

You don’t need to mull it over

Even if there are no chestnuts roasting on an open fire or piles of sugary snow around the door, shortly after Thanksgiving, I turn to my early winter drink of choice: mulled cider with tea and spices. Despite the weather…

Summer Iced Teas With An Extra Kick

Summer Iced Teas With An Extra Kick

What would the scorching summer heat be without freshly brewed iced tea? I always begin my summers missing my daily hot tea … until I brew my first batch of iced tea and I fall in love with it all over again…

Beating summer torpor

Beating summer torpor

For us, summertime usually means a fairly significant slowdown in guest visits, as many of our teahouse friends go on vacation and engage in other activities. We’ve also had to face the perception that (high-end) tea doesn’t really…

Matcha latte

Matcha latte

I have been obsessed with matcha for quite some time. I think it is one of the most fabulous things on the planet. Lately though, I have refined my obsession to that of perfecting my matcha latte…