Tea Recipes

Matcha Sugar Cookies

What’s Christmas without sugar cookies?! If you’re looking for a new recipe, then look no further & try…MATCHA SUGAR COOKIES. Festive, fun, easy & delicious!

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photo credit: Salu Salo Recipes

MATCHA GREEN TEA SUGAR COOKIES:

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 TBS Organic Grade A Matcha 
  • 1 TSP baking powder
  • 1/2 TSP salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter & sugar together until light and fluffy; then beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Whisk together flour, matcha green tea powder, baking powder and salt in small bowl; gradually stir into butter mixture until dough forms together.
  3. Divide dough in half and wrap each ball in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper & set aside.
  5. Place dough on lightly floured surface & roll into 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to form into cookie. Place on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. After cookies are done, transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy!

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Tea Recipes

Green Tea Ricotta Pancakes with Honey Whipped Cream

Photo Credit: http://www.sprigandflours.com/
Photo Credit: http://www.sprigandflours.com/ 

Start your morning off with an extra healthy boost by adding Matcha to your favorite pancake recipe. We tried the following recipe from Connie Choi’s blog, Sprig & Flours, and were amazed with how delicious it was! A new favorite recipe for sure. ENJOY!

INGREDIENTS

For Pancakes:

  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon matcha green tea powder
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
  • cooking spray or unsalted butter

For Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the pancakes:
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and matcha green tea powder with a whisk. Slowly whisk in the water and vanilla extract. Stir in the ricotta cheese until incorporated.
  2. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, then set aside.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Spray the skillet with cooking spray (alternatively, you could melt ½ tablespoon of unsalted butter in the pan). Spoon ½ cup of batter and slowly pour it into the pan. Cook for about 3 minutes, until bubbles start to form on the surface. Flip, then cook the other side for 2 minutes, or until light brown. Place the pancake on the prepared baking sheet, and keep it warm in the preheated oven. Repeat until all the batter is used up.
  4. Serve warm with the honey whipped cream
For the honey whipped cream:
  1. With an electric mixer, mix the heavy whipping cream on medium speed for 2 minutes. Slowly add the honey, and increase the speed to medium-high. Whip just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Serve with the pancakes.

ORGANIC GRADE A MATCHA AVAILABLE In-stores & Online:

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Source: http://www.sprigandflours.com/green-tea-ricotta-pancakes-with-honey-whipped-cream/ 

Food, Tea, Tea Recipes, Teamaking 101

Creme Earl Grey Princess Brownies

Tea isn’t just for drinking. Of course there’s nothing like a freshly brewed cup of loose-leaf tea, but you can also use your leaves to add a boost of flavor & health benefits to a variety of foods. Below we have a delicious brownie recipe using Creme Earl Grey Princess. It’s an organic Sri Lankan Black Tea blended with bergamot oil, French vanilla & cornflower.

Creme Earl Grey Princess: Organic Sri Lankan Black Tea blended with bergamot oil & French vanilla
Creme Earl Grey Princess Latte: Organic Sri Lankan Black Tea blended with bergamot oil, cornflower & French vanilla

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What You Need:

  • Creme Earl Grey Princess Loose Leaf Tea
  • Your favorite brownie recipe or mix (that uses butter or margarine)
  • White chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Melt butter or margarine that is called for in your brownie recipe.
  2. For each 1/2 cup of melted butter or margarine, mix 2-3 TBSP of Creme Earl Grey tea.
  3. Cover the mixture & let the tea steep in the butter at room temperature for at least 2 hours (the longer the stronger the flavor!)
  4. After tea has steeped, strain the tea from the butter & use it for the brownies!
  5. Add white chocolate chips for an enriched creamy flavor.

*This technique can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or margarine. It yields a much stronger flavor in comparison to adding crushed tea leaves or brewed tea to the batter.

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