Gluten-Free Matcha Pop Tarts

Is there anything better than a homemade pop tart? Especially a gluten-free one that tastes like the real deal. Your G-F buds’ eyes will pop out of their heads when you serve these. The G-F naysayers won’t even be able to tell they are gluten-free. A healthy dose of bright green matcha tea powder in…

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 I see a Terry’s chocolate orange at the market, I scoop one (or two) up. Set a bag of chocolate dipped candied orange peel 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…

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 menu but I rarely make lemon treats at home; perhaps because I know they would disappear too quickly? This lemon pie, however, will make a…

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 better baker. Sure, I’ll work on some “healthy” baking recipes as part of my quest. But let’s be real, the best baking recipes are indulgent…

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…

Cinnamon Tea Kissed 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 in your next baking project, toss in some flavored tea leaves, let it steep, strain it, and you’re left with a tea-infused butter that will…

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. But I still wanted to be creative and I certainly didn’t want to sacrifice flavor. So I was thrilled to come across this tea poached…

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…

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…

Strawberry-Rooibos Buttermilk Ice Cream

What are you making with farmers market strawberries this summer? I’m making ice cream! Of course, I’m infusing my ice cream with rooibos for a tea foodie twist. In this case, I’m using a powdered rooibos. It’s ground fine like matcha green tea powder and can be used a lot like matcha for lattes, baking,…

Tea-Infused Chocolate Bark: Rooibos-Ginger and Lavender-Blueberry

I’m somewhat addicted to chocolate. Actually, I think I’m mostly addicted to shopping for chocolate. Every time I go to the grocery store, I end up perusing the fancy chocolate bar aisle for the newest, most interesting flavor combination I haven’t yet tried. I keep my chocolate bar collection in a small, sealed storage container…

Orange Pound Cake with Blackberry Tea Syrup

If you love to cook, it’s hard not to bring your work home with you when you have a job in a test kitchen. I bring home leftovers from what we cooked in the test kitchen that day (that is, anything that wasn’t gobbled up by our in-house tasters) or any groceries that would otherwise…

Matcha Coconut Chip Cookies

On a typical spring Colorado day in March last weekend, as 12 inches of snow fell on our condo deck, I couldn’t help but want to bake. So I attempted my friend Carrie’s “perfect” chocolate chip cookie recipe.  But with a few tweaks: I used Matcha green tea instead of cinnamon, shredded coconut instead of…