Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

a journal of tea-inspired foods and recipes

Chamomile Breakfast Quinoa

I was recently asked to describe my approach to cooking and eating. I described it as, “healthy with a dash of decadence.” While this recipe post leans way to the … Continue reading

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Lemon Basil Mojitos

On a recent indecisive March weekend (where it was snowing on Friday night and 70 degrees on Sunday afternoon when daylight savings time changed), I was suddenly hit with a … Continue reading

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Glazed and Infused: An Island Tea Dinner

What do you get when you combine a Puerto Rican surfing town, a Thai restaurant, a tea blender and a brother & sister chef team? A pretty awesome tea dinner, … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Citrus Spice Tea Egg (and Happy Chinese New Year!)

As the Chinese New Year approaches (on Friday, January 31), sharing a recipe for the traditional Chinese tea egg seems extremely appropriate. Did you know that 2014 will be the … Continue reading

January 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Potato Pu-erh Curried Soup

Pu-erh is quickly becoming one of my favorite cooking teas. Most Pu-erh has a strong, rich flavor that can stand up to a lot of other ingredients. That’s why it … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Spreading Holiday Cheer with Chai Infused Coquito

If you’ve never tried coquito—a Puerto Rican version of eggnog made with coconut milk—you don’t know what you’ve been missing. I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Puerto Rico visiting my … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

DIY Tea Foodie gift ideas

I’ve been busy working the holiday market circuit this season, sampling and selling my hand blended teas. One of my favorite markets is coming up this weekend, the Denver Handmade … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tea Sugar Snickerdoodles

Ever since I started working in Savory Spice Shop’s test kitchen, my recipe repertoire has expanded ten-fold. Not all of the recipes we test are fabulous and we only publish … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Forever Nuts About Banana Muffins

Like last week’s baked oatmeal, this is another great grab-n-go breakfast snack. This time with DAVIDsTEA’s Forever Nuts herbal tea blend stirred right into the muffin batter. This is a … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Java Tea Baked Oatmeal

As much as I love food, I’ve never been a breakfast person. My ideal breakfast is more like brunch, really—something around 10 a.m. that involves poached eggs, hearty greens, crispy … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fesh Herb and Green Tea Pesto

Inspired by the beautiful late-summer produce at the farmers market last weekend and a gorgeous Japanese green tea sample I recently received from Tea Horse, a super simple and gorgeously … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

London. Paris. Tea.

If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen the tea adventure pictures I posted earlier in August during my trip across the pond to London and … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lavender-Lemon Buttermilk Scones

I was searching for the perfect scone to be the tasting vessel for a tea-infused lemon marmalade that my new friend and fabulous jam maker, Kathy, made using one of … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Strawberry-Rooibos Buttermilk Ice Cream

What are you making with farmers market strawberries this summer? I’m making ice cream! Of course, I’m infusing my ice cream with rooibos for a tea foodie twist. In this … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Earl Grey & Hibiscus Lemonade

Why didn’t I think of this sooner? This perfect summer sip could not be any easier. Simply cold steep your favorite Earl Grey tea (mine is Earl of Grey from … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tea-Infused Chocolate Bark: Rooibos-Ginger and Lavender-Blueberry

I’m somewhat addicted to chocolate. Actually, I think I’m mostly addicted to shopping for chocolate. Every time I go to the grocery store, I end up perusing the fancy chocolate … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parsley, Pea and Green Tea Risotto

This is an adapted version of one of my favorite dishes from what I call my recipe Bible—Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. This may have been one of the … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Orange Cream Cheese Pound Cake with Blackberry Tea Syrup

If you love to cook, it’s hard not to bring your work home with you when you have a job in a test kitchen. I bring home leftovers from what … Continue reading

May 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Matcha Coconut Chip Cookies

On a typical spring Colorado day in March last weekend, as 12 inches of snow fell on our condo deck, I couldn’t help but want to bake. So I attempted … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Brown Sugar Tea Tart

It’s fun to work in a place where nearly everyone loves to talk about, create and eat good food. Last week, in celebration of Pi Day on 3/14, several of … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

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