Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

a journal of tea-inspired foods and recipes

Loose Leaf Iced Tea

Believe it or not, the recipe I get asked how to make the most is iced tea. If you have a package of loose leaf iced tea (my preferred vice … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Matcha Almond Waffles

I recently borrowed a friend’s waffle maker, which was a huge mistake because now I want one! Needless to say, I’ve been on a waffle kick. One night we even … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rooibos Candied Clementines

Orange-chocolate is my second favorite dessert flavor, next to lemon. I have memories of my dad treating me to Swiss Orange Chip ice cream at Swenson’s as a kid. Anytime … Continue reading

March 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Turning Sugar Cookies into Tea Cookies

I used to hate anything heart shaped. Despised! You’d think since I was born on Valentine’s Day this would be innately impossible. But I got an annual overdose of birthdays … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 1 Comment

Silver Bud Winter Mar-tea-ni

I am a tea addict. I’d probably qualify as a tea hoarder too. I just can’t stop collecting teas! Whenever I see a tea I’ve never tried, one I’ve never … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Cinnamon Tea Infused Raisin & Barley Muffins

When you are a hardcore tea geek, people often bring you back interesting teas from far off places. I have gifts in my tea cabinet from Sri Lanka, India, Puerto … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tea Roasted Carrot & Farro Risotto

I love fall. The colors that change daily. The cool-in-the-morning, warm-in-the-afternoon weather. The end-of-season farmer’s market fare. And the excuse to start making those comforting, warming one-pot meals. I’m a … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Tea Brined Quick Pickles

I take for granted how easy these little condiments are to make; so easy, in fact, that they hardly seem worth sharing as a recipe. Yet each time I make … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lemon Jasmine Pie

If my last meal on Earth involves any kind of lemon dessert I will leave this planet a happy woman. I always pick out the lemon dessert on a restaurant … Continue reading

July 30, 2016 · 2 Comments

Chai Latte Oatmeal Mix

Winter, winter, go away. Come again another day. As I spend another dreary day cooped up inside watching the snowfall, it feels more like winter than spring. Being cooped up … Continue reading

April 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Coconut Chia Chocolate Chip Cookies

I threw this recipe together on a whim during a recent Denver snow day—the cozy kind of snow day, where your company says you can work from home. My goal … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

PB&J Pu-erh Tea Tart

My resolutions this year have nothing to do with eating healthy. They do, of course, have to do with food. My main foodie resolution this year is to become a … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 2 Comments

Tea & Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

As soon as I opened Williamson Tea’s brightly decorated tin full of fragrant Sunshine Lemon tea, visions of tea cookies danced in my head. Ground tea stirred into a cookie’s … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Holiday Cooking with Tea & Jam Class

I couldn’t be more thrilled to be teaching an upcoming cooking class with my good friend and favorite jam goddess Kathy Lee of Modern Gingham Preserves. Our favorite queen of … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ginger, Lemon and Honey “Teatail”

I have mixed feelings about September. I love the lingering days of summer (the temperature hovered in the 90s this weekend in Denver) yet I long for the chill of … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Cherry “Clafou-tea”

If there’s one thing I can count on being in my fridge all summer long, it’s a big bag of cherries. As soon as they become available at our local … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Horchata “Tea”

I’m skipping the traditional margarita this Cinco de Mayo holiday and opting for a sweet, homemade horchata with a strong and flavorful brewed tea as the liquid base. Also referred … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cinnamon Tea Kissed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let me introduce you to my new favorite method for infusing tea flavor into anything you’re baking. All you need is butter. Yes, butter. Simply melt the butter you’re using … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

Mulled Mandarin Marmalade

Mandarins are little bursts of sunshine that appear during the chilly winter months and keep on shining through spring, just before the fruits of summer start to appear. I wanted to … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Cooking with Tea Classes: Summer 2015

Class schedule updated 3/26/15: I’m thrilled to announce my second series of cooking with tea classes at The House of Commons Tea Room in Denver, CO this spring! I led … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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About Zanitea

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