Thanksgiving Tea Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Make the holiday extra special this year with our bestselling fall tea…Pumpkin Spice. It’s delicious as a latte, and you can bake with it too.

Rooibos tea blended with dried pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, coriander & cardamom.  

ROOIBOS HEALTH BENEFITS:

– Anti Inflammatory

– Rich in Zinc, Calcium & Magnesium

– Boosts Immune System

– May Clear Complexion

– Relieves Stress & Tension


Enjoy our Thanksgiving recipes below…

Pumpkin Cream Spice Latte & Pumpkin Spice Cookies 

*Add 2 tbs of Pumpkin Spice to your pie crust recipe for some extra spice*


PUMPKIN CREAM SPICE LATTE:

Ingredients:

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Directions:

  1. Steep Pumpkin Spice & Vanilla Cream Chai in 14 oz hot water for 3 minutes.
  2. Sweeten to taste, then strain out tea leaves after steeping.
  3. Froth milk and pour over tea.
  4. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream & a dash of cinnamon. ENJOY!

 

PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES

img_5789Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Spice tea
  • 2 sticks softened unsalted butter

Directions:

1. Mix flour, salt, confectioner’s sugar & tea with wire whisk in large bowl.
2. Add softened butter to flour and mix with spatula until combined.
3. Place dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Roll dough flat (1/4 inch thick), cut into desired shape & place 1/2 inch apart on parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake 12-13 minutes at 370 degrees.

 

DIY Almond Milk Chai Latte

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Nothing is cozier than a warm chai latte on a cold fall night. Chai is bursting with all the flavors of the season: cinnamon, clove, cardamom, and the perfect amount of spice.

This latte is absolutely delicious…frothy almond milk & warm cinnamon spices, it’s impossible not to love. Plus, this recipe is quick & easy! Grab some blankets & a book, and have a cozy relaxing teatime.

For this recipe, we recommend using any of the following Green Teahouse Chai Teas:

Caramel Cider Chai 

Vanilla Cream Chai

Masala Chai


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 tbs chai tea
  • 2 cups unsweetend almond milk
  • 2 tbs honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Warm the almond milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the milk begins to simmer, immediately remove from heat.
  2. Add tea to milk and let steep for 3 minutes, then strain out tea leaves.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to milk & whisk until well combined.
  4. Stir in sweetener & adjust to your liking.
  5. Pour mixture back into saucepan & warm over low heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Transfer mixture into blender & blend for 30 seconds until frothy.
  7. Pour latte into your favorite mug & ENJOY!

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Fall For Rooibos

Iced tea season has come to an end, but that means it’s time to cozy up with hot tea. Our Fall Rooibos Collection has all of your favorite flavors of the season, pumpkin, chai, cinnamon, spice, clove & pecan to name a few!

Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free. We designed our fall teas so they can easily be blended with black, green or oolong tea if you’re looking for caffeine!

Rooibos is a perfect tea to drink this season. During the fall our immune systems weaken, our bodies endure more stress and many of us suffer from allergies.  That’s where rooibos can help!

BENEFITS OF ROOIBOS TEA

  1. Provides Allergy Relief
  2. Boosts Immune System
  3. Antioxidant Rich
  4. Promotes Relaxation & Soothes Insomnia
  5. Magnesium, Calcium & Potassium Rich
  6. Relieves Stress & Nervous Tension
  7. Eases Indigestion & Stomach Cramps

 


COZY UP WITH OUR FALL COLLECTION!

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~ PUMPKIN SPICE ~

 

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~ PECAN CINNAMON ROLL ~

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~ VANILLA CREAM CHAI ~

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~ CARAMEL ROOIBOS ~

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~ CINNAMON HONEYSUCKLE ~

 

 

Taking the time…

Us Westerners are a nation told that faster is better. We also see food and drink as a quick action with a single objective. I like Asian culture because it’s about slowing down and taking the time to sit and appreciate your surroundings; Worrying too much about the future can make the present pass by unacknowledged.

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The Moon Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday. On the 15th of the lunar calendar, the moon will be most full and bright. The celebration includes spending time with your family and appreciating your togetherness. They do anything as long as it’s together. In families where a member cannot make it home for the event, they will often send letters and poems expressing their love and appreciation for the family members even though they are not physically together.

Now on to my favorite part: dessert and tea! Moon cakes are a very sweet traditional, wheat flower based pastry. After food, especially sweets, I find the best compliment is a light floral oolong. Oolong tea helps with digestion as well as being a natural palate cleanser (which is needed after consuming sweets!) Buddha’s Favor Oolong is most defiantly one of these teas. Light, floral, and refreshing, this Tieguanyin is a very calming and satisfying tea perfect for special occasions

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In keeping with tradition it is important how you brew the tea. Most of us know that you add a little tea and steep for several minutes. This is a good way to extract everything out of the leaf into a large amount of water but as I mentioned teatime is nothing to rush and that’s where “Gong Fu Cha”** comes in. It translates to “making tea with skill” the idea is to use a large amount of leaf in a small vessel for smaller amounts of time. The huge advantage is that you can sit and enjoy the tea brewed fresh each time but brewing this way helps bring out all of the subtle flavors within the leaf. A huge joy among tea enthusiasts is tasting how the flavors change throughout many infusions. Some would think the flavors would weaken after being used over and over but good tea stays vibrant for many infusions.

**General Gong Fu brewing measurements: 4g of leaf (roughly 4 teaspoons but varies by tea) per 100ml of water. Brewing for about 30 seconds per steep, adding 10 or so seconds for each additional infusion. Quality oolong like Buddhas Favor can easily be enjoyed between 6-8 infusions!

By Jeffrey Cleary @unyteaguy

Matcha for The Mind!

 

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  The start of a new school year can be hectic, overwhelming & exhausting to say the least! Summer is winding down, which means it’s time to re-focus and adapt to a new busy schedule.

Abandon your worries & let MATCHA help you through this stressful time!

*Did you know Matcha means powder tea in Japanese? It’s the entire green tea leaf ground into a fine powder!

WHY MATCHA WILL BECOME YOUR FAVORITE FALL DRINK:

  • Enhances Memory & Concentration – Matcha is high in L-theanine (an antioxidant rich amino acid), that increases the production of dopamine & serotonin. Both help improve your mood, enhance memory, & increase your ability to concentrate.
  • Calming Effects – L-theanine is a natural stress-relieving amino acid. It helps promote relaxation and increase overall calmness.

Start the new school year off right with MATCHA!

Visit The Green Teahouse online or in Blue Back Square to purchase MATCHA.

Choose from the following:

Organic Grade A Matcha

Blueberry Matcha

Raspberry Matcha

Matcha Peach Oolong

Matcha Genmaicha

Matcha Jade Green

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Visit The Green Teahouse in West Hartford to try Matcha!