Earl Grey Plum Torte

Being somewhat of a tea snob, I’m almost embarrassed to admit my favorite tea is one of the most common—Earl Grey. I find this deliciously flavored tea both nostalgic and comforting. It’s also of the easiest teas to cook with, because you really notice the flavor it imparts into a dish. What is that famous…

Tea & Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

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Ground tea stirred into a cookie’s dry ingredients is one of the easiest ways to start cooking with tea. To easily grind tea for baking, toss the dry leaves into a sturdy teacup. Then use a pestle or heavy wooden spoon to crush the leaves while gently stirring in…

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 bursting at the seams with anything and everything heart shaped. Sometime during my third decade, however, I turned from a heart hater into a heart…

Tea & Lemon Thumbprint Cookies

Ground tea stirred into a cookie’s dry ingredients is one of the easiest ways to start cooking with tea. To easily grind tea for baking, toss the dry leaves into a sturdy teacup. Then use a pestle or heavy wooden spoon to crush the leaves while gently stirring in circular motion. Voila! Ground tea. While…

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 supermarket, we snatch them up weekly. Even better when the local Colorado cherries arrive at the farmers market a block from our house. As cherry…

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 frozen category. Thought I’d share some of my top picks for recipes to cool down with tea. Enjoy. Happy cooking and sipping! Tea Foodie’s Frozen…

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 Homemade Holiday Market. I love the community spirit and creativity at this market, which features a lot of local, artisan vendors making everything from food…

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 the really good ones. But there are definitely a handful that are just plain great. These are the ones that I know I’ll keep making…

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 The Tea Spot) with hibiscus flowers (Savory Spice Shop has hearty hibiscus) in your favorite prepared lemonade (mine is Simply Lemonade). Then enjoy the gorgeous…

Earl Grey Hot Chocolate Mix

My thoughtful and generous friend, Allison, is always sending me tea-infused foodie finds from New York City. Over the holidays, Allison sent me a delicious Earl Grey hot chocolate mix from Whimsy & Spice Brooklyn Confectioners.  My first thought when I tried it was, “This is amazing.” My second thought was, “I could totally make…

Earl Grey Tea Toast

One morning, while sipping on an exquisite Earl Grey tea and staring at what was left of a large lovely loaf of French bread from our pasta dinner the night before, I had a sudden craving to toast up that bread, cover it with something sweet and nibble on it alongside my tea. That’s how…

Indian Rose Shortbread Cookies

I usually sell out of my Zanitea Indian Rose tea blend when I sample these cookies at my market booths. I get asked for the recipe so often that I had it printed on recipe cards to give to anyone who purchases the tea. The tea blend itself is a rich Assam tea combined with…