Thanksgiving Tea Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Make the holiday extra special this year with our bestselling fall tea…Pumpkin Spice. It’s delicious as a latte, and you can bake with it too.

Rooibos tea blended with dried pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, coriander & cardamom.  

ROOIBOS HEALTH BENEFITS:

– Anti Inflammatory

– Rich in Zinc, Calcium & Magnesium

– Boosts Immune System

– May Clear Complexion

– Relieves Stress & Tension


Enjoy our Thanksgiving recipes below…

Pumpkin Cream Spice Latte & Pumpkin Spice Cookies 

*Add 2 tbs of Pumpkin Spice to your pie crust recipe for some extra spice*


PUMPKIN CREAM SPICE LATTE:

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Steep Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Cream Chai in 14 oz hot water for 3 minutes.
  2. Sweeten to taste, then strain out tea leaves after steeping.
  3. Froth milk and pour over tea.
  4. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream & a dash of cinnamon. ENJOY!

 

PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES

img_5789Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice tea
  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Mix flour, salt, confectioner’s sugar & tea with wire whisk in large bowl.
2. Add softened butter to flour and mix with spatula until combined.
3. Place dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Roll dough flat (1/4 inch thick), cut into desired shape & place 1/2 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake 12-13 minutes at 370 degrees.

 

Raspberry Matcha Cake

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Surprise Mom with something new this year. Treat her to a delicious, one of a kind dessert on her special day.

This simple white cake recipe features our NEW TEA…RASPBERRY MATCHA! It’s the highest grade of organic Matcha blended with raspberry extract. The refreshing raspberry note adds a lovely natural sweetness.

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New to cooking with MATCHA? It’s easy! Matcha is a premium Japanese Green Tea that is stone ground into a fine powder, making it very easy to blend into smoothies, batters, frosting etc.

It offers 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, it increases metabolism,  strengthens immune system, & helps prevent cancer.

This Raspberry Matcha Cake will be a lovely addition to your Mother’s Day celebration, and it pairs perfectly with tea too!

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~RASPBERRY MATCHA CAKE RECIPE~

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 TSP baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 TBS Raspberry Matcha

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease & flour a 9 x 9 in pan.
  2. Cream together butter & sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixture, until it forms a smooth creamy texture.
  3. Beat in eggs (one at a time) into sugar-butter mixture, then stir in vanilla.
  4. Sift together flour, baking powder, & Raspberry Matcha in small bowl, then add to creamed mixture & mix until well combined.
  5. Stir in the milk until batter is smooth.
  6. Pour batter into greased pan & bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. *Extra time? Try this easy Butter Cream Frosting recipe & garnish with fresh raspberries!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful customers!

~Your Friends at The Green Teahouse~

Matcha Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread cookies are a classic…buttery, sweet, & they pair perfectly with tea. Reinvent an old-time favorite by adding MATCHA!

It will add a gorgeous green hue, and turn your indulgent treat into a healthy one. MATCHA is a super-food powerhouse, it provides health benefits like:

  • boosting immune system
  • antioxidant rich
  • increases metabolism
  • provides long-lasting energy

If you’re looking for a healthier dessert, that’s simple & delicious you will love this recipe. It will become one of your new favorites!

Copyright 2015 Elisa E. Photo

(Photo Credit: Elisa E. Photo)

 

~MATCHA SHORTBREAD COOKIE RECIPE~

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour (sifted)
  • 1 TBS Matcha
  • 1 cup of white chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix softened butter and sugar in electric mixture for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Gradually add sifted flour and matcha powder. Mix until well combined.
  3. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  4. Put dough in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Make dough into desired shape and place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12-13 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!
Copyright 2015 Elisa E. Photo

(Photo Credit: Elisa E. Photo)

 

VISIT US IN-STORE OR ONLINE TO PURCHASE ORGANIC MATCHA!

http://www.thegreenteahouse.com/Organic-Matcha-Sachet-p/tg36.htm

Matcha Fondue: Easy & Delicious!

Thank you to everyone that joined The Green Teahouse in West Hartford, CT for our MATCHA MADNESS BEAU-TEA PARTY! It was such a fun & exciting night!

We hope everyone enjoyed the Matcha Martinis, Matcha cupcakes (supplied by the wonderful Nan Price, The Uncommon Cupcake), Matcha Shamrock Cookies, Matcha Facials (from the lovely Holly Wheeler, Field To Face Organic Beauty), Matcha Smoothies, and the delicious Matcha dipped treats, which is the recipe we have to share with you! It’s quick, easy and absolutely delicious! And it only requires two ingredients.

Copyright 2015 Elisa E. Photo

(Photo Credit: Elisa E. Photo)

We dipped strawberries, pretzels, Kit-Kats, pirouettes, and our favorite tea biscuits for the tea party. You can get creative and add some Matcha magic to any of your favorite treats like, chocolate chip cookies, bananas, orange slices, chocolate bars & more!

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~MATCHA FONDUE RECIPE~

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 TBS Matcha powder

Directions:

  1. Place white chocolate chips in double boiler over medium-low heat. (If you don’t have a double boiler, fill a large saucepan halfway with water and place a smaller saucepan inside that, so that the bottom of the small pan is submerged in water).
  2. Once white chocolate begins to melt sift in the matcha and stir until well combined.
  3. Dip your favorite treats in the matcha fondue then place on a wax-paper lined baking sheet.
  4. Place tray in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes or until white chocolate hardens.
  5. Share and enjoy with your family & friends!

 

Visit us online at http://www.thegreenteahouse.com/ to purchase Matcha!

We carry Organic Grade A Matcha imported from Japan, the best type of Matcha for you.

Matcha has countless health benefits like:

  • Boosting Metabolism
  • Strenghthening Immune System
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • Provides Long Lasting Energy
  • Increases concentration
  • Promotes healthy skin & complexion

 

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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