Recipes to share with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day

It’s easy to show someone you care with a pot of tea – or a home cooked meal infused with tea!  We welcome you to dine at our New Haven location from 12 pm – 9 pm – where we handle the tea -infused cooking for you!  We will be offering up a FREE pot of Rose Earl Grey Tea, plus tea infused double heart cookies, when you dine at our New Haven location.

rose earl grey tea

If you do join us for lunch or dinner on Valentine’s Day, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling: 203-562-6000

If you decide to cook at home for your sweetie, why not try cookies?  You can recreate the tea and cookies by stopping into either of our store locations for Rose Earl Grey OR shopping online – it’s available here!  Below is an easy recipe for matcha green tea cookies  – originally published at Fortune Goodies

You can, of course, also purchase matcha in our online store here

organic matcha

Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies

for the cookies
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ sticks butter
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
for the drizzle
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ⅓ cup sesame seeds
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat, set aside.
  • 2
    Sift together flour, matcha green tea powder, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
  • 3
    In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 4
    Mix in egg, almond extract if you’re using it, and reduce speed to low. Gradually add in matcha-flour mixture.
  • 5
    Roll dough into 36 balls about 1-inch wide and space 1-inch apart on baking sheet.
  • 6
    Bake for 12-15 minutes until edges begin to brown.
  • 7
    Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
to add a little pizzazz
  • 1
    Place white chocolate chips in small, microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15 second intervals until melted.
  • 2
    Transfer melted white chocolate to piping bag fitted with a tip.
  • 3
    Top green tea cookies with white chocolate drizzle and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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