Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

a journal of tea-inspired foods and recipes

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 · Leave a 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

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

June 30, 2015 · Leave a 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

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

Citrus Spice Tea Poached Pears

My year last year was busy. So busy, in fact, I found myself cheating a bit and searching for the easiest recipes to incorporate into my cooking with tea routine. … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Garam Masala Tea Pulled Pork

I’m into the slow cooker lately. What’s better than a one-pot meal that basically cooks itself? Plus, a Sunday slow cooker meal yields lots of leftovers for creative weeknight meals. … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mussels in Fennel Tea Broth

I use fennel seeds in several of my handmade herbal tea blends. One of my favorite blends has fennel seeds, cinnamon chips, orange peel, cardamom pods and licorice root for … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sesame Oolong Crusted Chicken

You know you are loved when friends and family ship you thoughtful gifts of food. The most special of these are the fresh-from-the source foods that those who love you … Continue reading

September 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

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 · 2 Comments

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 · 1 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

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


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