Chai 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 them, someone inevitably asks, “Will you send me the recipe?” So here you go, someone. The method is simple. Slice up your favorite cucumber super…

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 has its advantages though. In this instance, I’ve got time on my hands to work on some crafty food projects and play around with my…

Coconut Chai-Chia 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 was to see if a whole wheat flour cookie could be almost as good as an all-purpose flour cookie. I’m also new to coconut sugar…

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…

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 brother and sister and their families. One of my favorite things about going down there this time of year is that everyone is pulling out…

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…

Chai-Spiced Almond Muffins

These chewy chai-spiced muffins are from my favorite breakfast and brunch cookbook, Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Café. I’ve made almost half the recipes in this cookbook over the many years I’ve owned it and they’ve all turned out wonderful. I tweaked the original recipe just a smidge: I upped the almond factor and I used grapefruit…

Chai Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Not quite ready to let go of summer, yet anxious to infuse fall flavors into everything edible, this super easy dessert recipe just seemed to make sense this week. I steeped a rooibos-based loose leaf chai tea blend in coconut milk to achieve a sweet yet spicy chai-flavored, dairy-free ice cream. I used my own…

“Hey, there’s chamomile in my beer!”

This is what Dan (my lover and in-house recipe taster) said when he was reading the label of a new-to-him beer and trying to figure out why the beer tasted so “weird”. I sipped it too, before the label reading, and it did taste pretty funky. At first we thought it was just a bad…