Tea Recipes

  1. Matcha Cake

    Matcha is a green tea that looks somewhat like hallucinogenic green cocoa, and is drunk whole rather than steeped and has a strong oceanic vegetal taste with a very sweet aftertaste. Due to the fact that it is drunk whole, this tea has at least 3 times the antioxidant found in other green teas and several times that found in a glass of orange juice.   

    Matcha is also said to boost metabolism and help reduce cholesterol levels when it is drunk regularly. It is a very versatile drink and can be had hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened. 

    It goes particularly well with dairy and can even be used as an ingredient in a variety of foods ranging from cakes and ice creams to scones and cookies, which brings us to what we will be doing today. 

    There are some amazing sweet treat recipes out there but we decided to try this Green Tea (Matcha) Cake with White Chocolate Frosting, using our stunning Matcha Silver (cooking grade matcha).

     

    Prep Time 30 minutes

    Cook Time 15 minutes

    Total Time 45 minutes

    Servings 8 servings

     

    Ingredients

    Green tea cake

    • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
    • 1
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  2. Matcha Latte Recipe (Hot or Cold)

    Matcha Latte

    Matcha is a powdered green tea made by grinding high quality tea leaves. Although the process of making and consuming powdered green tea was originally invented in China a long time ago, it was in Japan that the process was converted into a fine art. Even now Japanese matchas are considered the finest and the Ceremonial grade of Matcha (Matcha Gold) is used in prestigious tea ceremonies.

    The use of matcha has skyrocketed in popularity lately due to its unique taste and myriad health benefits, with matcha shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts appearing everywhere from health stores to coffee shops. Therefore, we have an amazing recipe for a Matcha Latte you can have hot or cold!

    Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in other green tea. Studies of matcha have shown its components have a variety of benefits, showing that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and even aid in weight loss.

    So, what are you waiting for, here is a simple recipe to create a beautiful Matcha Latte. You can either use either our Matcha silver or our Organic Matcha for this.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder
    • Sweetener to taste
    • 3 tbsp warm water
    • 250ml cold milk or 300ml hot milk (For vegans, use a barista version of you favorite plant milk)

    How To Prepare

    1. Spoon the Matcha and the sweetener(if using) into a mug or cup.
    2. Add the warm water and mix with a spoon until it is a smooth dark green paste to ensure no lumps form.
    3. Warm the milk in a small saucepan and pour into the mug until nearly full. Use cold milk for an iced latte.  
    4. Use a whisk to mix the paste and milk together until frothy and smooth.  
    5. If you so wish, you can add a few sprinkles
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  3. Non-alcoholic tea infused cocktails for Dry January

    Earl grey tea and tonic

     

    Have you been taking part in Dry January this year? If so, we have some delicious non-alcoholic cocktails for you to try, just because a cocktail is alcohol-free doesn't mean it can't be fun and delicious.

    These tasty alcohol-free mocktails bring all of the fun without the booze; they also have the added health benefits of being infused with one of our yummy teas! So, let’s get mixing...

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  4. Peppermint Cucumber Iced Tea

    Peppermint cucumber iced tea

     

    Truth be told, I stumbled upon this recipe completely by accident. I had a hot cup of peppermint tea brewed and ready but the way things are in a growing business, I never got around to drinking it and it grew cold. Someone had mentioned cucumbers go well with mint so I  chopped up a fresh cucumber, dropped it into my now cold tea and stuck the cup into the fridge....and voila! a cold tea that made you tingle with cold even during the hottest day of the year!

    I have now made slight changes to the recipe to further simplify and perfect the  recipe. Have fun!

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  5. Apricot & Peach Iced Tea Latte

    Apricot & Peach Iced Tea Latte
    Apricot & Peach Iced Tea Latte

     

    We just received our new consignment of teas from Sri Lanka. They have travelled a long way  from the tea gardens to the sea port at Colombo to Felixstowe  port in Britain and finally to us.

    As we opened our teas one by one, we were overwhelmed by the beautiful aromas of the various teas wafting in the air.

    Our Apricot and Peach Ceylon tea reminded us of fresh ripe fruits in  warm sunshine and since we are enjoying a rather warm and sunny spring here, we decided to create an iced tea latte with it. Milk has a way of further bringing out the peach and apricot in this tea and is highly recommended, whether you use this recipe or just want to drink the tea hot.

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  6. Rejuvenating Matcha Ice Cream

    Matcha Ice cream
    Matcha Ice Cream

     

    Happy Easter Everyone! Great time to watch spring flowers underneath great big trees in the park, little leaves appear on trees, little baby animals being born and follow their mums around, time for rejuvenation! And what better way to rejuvenate yourself than with the superfood antioxidant rich healthiest powdered green tea--Matcha

    Matcha is  very versatile and can be had in different forms; as a tea, in smoothies or as an ingredient to cook with. Today we share with you our very own Gillian's recipe for Matcha Ice Cream. Hope you enjoy making and eating it. And don't forget to share your thoughts. We're on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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  7. Ceylon Green Mojito Recipe

    By Vishaka Agarwal, Chief Product Officer, Tea People

     

    Ceylon Green Mohito

     

    With cold and dark wintry days behind us, it's time to say hello to some warmth and sunshine, and how better to do that than raising a glass of some yummy non-alcoholic iced tea. Here's our first in the series - a Ceylon Green Mojito recipe.

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  8. Eggless Matcha Scone Recipe

    Matcha scone

    Here's an amazing eggless Matcha scone that I baked with some help from my 13 year old who is a keen teenager. The goodness of Matcha not just enhanced the taste, but also made me feel less guilty about eating those yummy scones with my afternoon tea :-)

    Ingredients
    200g/8oz Self raising flour
    25g/1oz granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    50g/2oz margarine (polyunsaturated if possible)
    1 cup chocolate chips(optional)
    125ml (1/4 pt) cold milk (you can also substitute it with soy milk)
    1 teaspoons Tea People |Matchapowder

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