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Spiced Chai Molten Chocolate Cake

 

Spiced Chai Molten Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  1. ½ cup unsalted butter
  2. 6 ounces premium quality, bittersweet chocolate (60%-70% cacao solids), chopped.
  3. Recommended Ghirardelli 60 Percent Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bar or Callebaut Intense Dark Chocolate, L-60-40NV
  4. 3 large eggs
  5. 2 large egg yolks
  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  7. 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted and separated
  8. ½ cup boiling water
  9. 2 tea bags Senkada Tea Ceylon Spice Chai
  10. ½ cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  11. ⅛ teaspoon ground white pepper (optional)

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Grilled Peaches with Apple Cinnamon Green Tea Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups milk
6 Senkada Apple Cinnamon Green tea bags
1 ½ cups heavy cream
5 egg yolks at room temperature
¾ cup light brown sugar
⅛ Teaspoon salt
4 ripe peaches
1 Tablespoon Canola or vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons granulated Sugar
½ Teaspoon ground Ceylon Cinnamon
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Goodbye Jon – we’re going to miss you!

My first blog posting has absolutely nothing to do with tea but a fond farewell to Jon Stewart. Watching him over the last sixteen years was my daily ritual – even when I was in Sri Lanka. A few years ago, my mom peeped over my computer screen one day and said, “Isn’t he a famous comedian?” Yes mom, he is and then again more than just a comedian. His wry wit and biting repartee made me a fan early on. His emotional monologue after 9/11 spoke volumes not only of our collective sadness but also our resilience stronger than any speechwriter. He’s also the reason my library includes “It Worked for Me“, “Winner Take All“, “Flash Boys” and “The Wordy Shipmates“. I am struggling to be more articulate here but at the end I simply just want to say, “Thank You, Be Well and We’ll Miss You.”

The sixteen years went by in a flash and in a little over an hour , I get to see his show for one last time. After that I’m not sure what I’ll do – maybe have a nice cup of tea.

That will be my moment of Zen.

PS: Hey Arby’s – let me have this one – just for a little while…

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Tropical Mango Green Tea Sangria

Tropical Mango Green Tea SangriaIngredients
4 Senkada Tea Mango Green Teabags
8oz. freshly boiled water
1 tsp. granulated sugar
8 oz. Pineapple cut in to 1/2″ pieces
750 ml bottle of Cava or Prosecco
4oz. Orange Liqueur – we recommend Leopold Brothers American Orange Liqueur

4oz. White Rum
1 Orange, sliced
1 Lemon, sliced
2 cups ice cubes
Optional – mint lightly crushed between your fingers, or thyme
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Earl Grey Latte with Lemon and Lavender

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An indulgent hot tea for anytime of the day. Fill your favorite mug with a flavorful black tea and frothy warm vanilla infused milk. You want to brew the tea a little stronger so that the addition of the vanilla infused milk won’t dilute the flavor of the tea.

 

 

Ingredients
1 Senkada Tea Earl Grey teabag
6 oz. fresh filtered water
2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar divided
1 tsp. Lemon peel
1 tsp. Lavender buds
3 oz. skim milk
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
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Ceylon Spice Chai Latte

A flavorful and comforting hot tea when it’s cold outside or you just need a pick me up anytime of the day. Fill your favorite mug with warm Ceylon spices, flavorful black tea and frothy warm vanilla infused milk. You want to brew the tea a little stronger so that the addition of the vanilla infused milk won’t dilute the flavor of the tea.

Ingredients

1 Senkada Tea Ceylon Spice Chai teabag
6 oz. fresh filtered water
2 Tbsp. Dark brown sugar or Vanilla Sugar divided
3 oz. skim milk
¼ tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
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Green Tea Coconut Popsicles

Green Tea Popsicles

They’re so simple, just some coconut milk, matcha (green tea powder–don’t substitute green tea leaves in any form), a bit of sweetener, and a little milk to thin everything out. What results is pure divinity–a rich, yet light coconutty flavor paired with aromatic, grassy matcha. They are Amazing.

The perfect cool treat when you’re craving something creamy and looking for something a little gourmet. I won’t even mention the health benefits of matcha and coconut milk. It might just put us both over the edge from obsession to full-fledge addiction.
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