matcha flavored cookie. Matcha is swirled through the dough.

Tea Desserts

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 on a tree in nature), are added to tea. Not my cuppa at all. So here is a recipe where real fruit—and seasonal fruit to...

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 which are worth every calorie. And drinking cup after cup of good tea is a given at home - spending countless hours,...

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 like spring in some parts of the country) my thoughts turn to simple desserts that can be gilded with a luxurious...

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 Colombia where it is now spring, heading toward summer. As I sit contemplating the end of summer and confirming that fall...

Marriages made in tea and dessert heaven

Marriages made in tea and dessert heaven

During my recent presentation at the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, CA., I paired five teas with five sweets proving that sometimes our preconceived notions can be turned upside down. I know implicitly that smoky black teas work beautifully with dark chocolate in a dessert and delicate white teas bring out the best in fruity baked concoctions like the

Tea.  Custard.  Simplicity.

Tea. Custard. Simplicity.

What’s easy to make, direct in flavor, pleasurable on the tongue, and comforting?  My answer: Flan Thé, otherwise known as a baked custard flavored with tea. Comprised of just four ingredients-- whole milk, eggs, sugar and tea—this dessert provides a deliciously blank...