Lighting Your Path With Tea

Tea is such a versatile leaf! We will be posting recipes on this page that uses tea as an ingredient. Do you have a favorite recipe for using tea? Let us know. If we use it on this site you will receive 1 oz. of tea for free.Enjoy the flavors and aromas from cooking with tea.

Iced Green and Black Golfer's Tea

4 cups purified water

2 teaspoons Strong Assam Black Tea or any strong black tea

2 teaspoons Jasmine Green Tea or any traditional or flavored green tea

1 3/4 cups of sugar

3/4 cup fresh lemon juice - approx. 6 lemons

fresh mint and sliced lemon for garnish

Bring water to boil, remove from heat and add the black and green tea leaves. Cover. Let steep for 8-10 minutes. Strain out the leaves and add the sugar. Whisk until dissolved.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Fill glasses with ice and serve with garnish, if desired.

In a hurry? Then flash chill your tea. Use 4 teaspoons of each tea in the 4 cups of water. Fill your pitcher with ice. When the tea is steeped and the sugar is dissolved, pour the tea over the ice. It chills instantly and the melted cubes become the rest of the water needed for the tea strength. Pour over ice in the glass and garnish if desired. ENJOY Courtesy of Tea Time Magazine www.teatimemagazine.com   

Are you an Earl Grey lover? Then you will love this whipped cream...definitely worth the effort!

1 cup heavy cream, divided
1 tablespoon Earl Grey tea leaves
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Combine 1/2 cup heavy cream, tea leaves, and 2 tbls. sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. With a whisk, blend over medium-low heat. Stir often until it is steaming and begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat, and cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Strain through a fine sieve to remove tea leaves. Cover and chill for several hours.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the chilled tea mixture, a 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 tsps. of sugar and the vanilla. Whip until cream forms firm peaks, and chill until serving. Delicious over apple or berry pies and crisps. Your friends will be amazed! From The Tea Book by Sara Perry.