Tea Foodie [by Zanitea]

a journal of tea-inspired foods and recipes

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

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

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

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

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

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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About Zanitea

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