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Bringing to Life Tea's Unique Merits

Alright... As per usual here we are taking Tea time to the next level.
Since we already know sipping a cup of tea has super beneficial effects for our bodies, not many people are familiar with cooking and/or baking with tea.. just like how the actual act of combining tea with food dates as far back as tea itself.
Historically the consumption of the fresh pungent leaves was an act to supplement diets- providing necessary vitamins, nutrients and polyphenols.
In addition the theanine/caffeine was a stimulate. 

 

"Not only are we eating something delicious
but we are getting the full benefits of the tea as well,
without actually drinking a cup" 

 

This holiday season, we teamed up with an extraordinarily crafty friend of ours, Arno, from Arno's Fine French Pastry to help us create a delicious birthday vision
&
 he made all our cake dreams come true!
Bringing to life tea's unique merits, he used hot tea extraction, combined it with the ingredients and viola!
An exquisite display for the eye-as well as the pallet we couldn't have asked for better results!

Tenderize Meat with Tea

Trying to learn a new way to tenderize & marinate meat?

 Tea Blendz tenderized meat

Let us tell you how:

  1. Add 4 heaping tablespoons of black tea leaves, such as a Lapsang Souchong to bring about an "open fire-natural smoke" taste & aroma or try Organic Assam for a rich sweet malty honey like flavour, in a pot (1.5 litres) of WARM (not boiling) water and steep for about 5-8 minutes.
  2. Strain to remove the leaves (you can keep them & use them as garnish later if you so choose)
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar until it dissolves. Set the tenderizing tea mixture liquid aside.
  4. Season meat (up to 1.5kg) with salt, pepper, onion, garlic and fresh rosemary then place it in oven ready pan, big enough to hold the meat and the tenderizing liquid.
  5. Pour the tea mixture over your seasoned meat, cover and cook in a preheated 325°F (165°C) oven until the meat is fork tender, about 90 minutes. 

Tea Blendz picture of med_rare_beef

Even the toughest cuts of meat will melt in your mouth after you marinate them.

October 27, 2015

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Delicious Matcha Smoothie

Need an easy pick-me-up for your commute to work?  Try this easy morning smoothie full of your daily dose of Tea Blendz Matcha.

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup cubed frozen mango
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Tea Blendz Matcha green tea
  • 1 tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 1 cup almond milk

  • Enjoy!