Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

a journal of tea-inspired foods and recipes

Tea Foodie’s Frozen Faves

It’s been a hot summer here in Denver, CO! To beat the heat, I find myself going back to some of my favorite tea foodie dishes in the iced or … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Red, White (Tea) and Blue Sangria

The ironic thing about working on a cookbook project is that it makes you not want to cook. Reading about, testing, editing and shooting photos of recipes for several months … Continue reading

June 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherry-Ginger Oolong Mayo

I’ve been into made-from-scratch sauces lately. Homemade ketchup, mustard, salsa, pesto and hummus have paid my fridge a visit recently. None stay long. They’re all so delicious they get gobbled … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strawberry Matcha Smoothie

Strawberries and spinach have taken over my fridge this week. I’ve been working on a recipe for strawberry BBQ steak skewers with lemon poppy seed and spinach quinoa. Let me … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

March 31, 2014 · 4 Comments

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

March 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

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 · 2 Comments

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

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

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Combining a love of tea and food through hand blended teas and cooking with tea inspiration.


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