Why don’t you include your favourite tea in the preparation of other drinks or cocktails? Here is how you can do this. Review some of our suggestions for recipes.

Black Tea and Banana Smoothie

If you love milkshakes, this smoothie, packed with flaxseeds and black tea, is the perfect healthy breakfast.

What you need:

2 bananas

1 c. ice

3/4 c. unsweetenedalmond milk

1/4 c. plain yogurt

4 tsp black tea

1 tbsp. flaxseed

2 tsp. honey

 

How to make it:

  1. Brew the black tea for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

Get the tea we recommend for this recipe:

Tanzania Usambara Black

 

Matcha Hot Chocolate

If you love milky and bittersweet. Try adding Matcha as well.

What you need:

4 c. wholemilk

8 oz. chocolate

3 tsp. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. salt

4 tsp. Matcha Tea

 

How to make it:

  1. Heat milk gently over medium heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally to make sure the milk doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  2. Remove from heat and add the Matcha Tea, steep for 2 minutes. Add chopped chocolate, powdered sugar, and salt.
  3. Put the pot back on the heat and whisk until chocolate has dissolved.

Get the tea we recommend for this recipe:

Premium Matcha – Organic Tea

 

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

This is the one smoothie recipe you should remember – you can swap out the strawberries for any fruit you want, but memorize the measurements.

What you need:

1 1/2 c. unsweetened almond milk

1 c. strawberries(fresh or frozen)

1 banana

2 tbsp. almond butter

6 tsp Gourmet Berry Organic Tea or other favouritefruit tea

1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

 

How to make it:

  1. Brew the fruit tea for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

Get the tea we recommend for this recipe:

Gourmet Berry – Organic Tea

 

Taro Bubble Tea

Taro root gives this bubble tea its purple color. Add tapioca pearls and make your very own bubble tea.

What you need:

1 1-inch cube of cooked taro

4 tsp green tea

Pinch of baking soda

1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup milk(can be almond or coconut)

1/2 cup ice cubes

Tapioca pearls

 

How to make it:

  1. Peel the taro and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a pinch of baking soda. Add the taro and boil until it is soft. Drain and transfer the taro cubes to a large bowl and let them cool.
  2. When the taro root is cool, add a 1-inch cube to the blender with the condensed milk, milk of your choice and the ice cubes. Blend the ingredients until they are smooth.
  3. Serve in a large glass with tapioca pearls.

Get the tea we recommend for this recipe:

Japan Bancha Organic Tea

 

Kashmiri Chai Tea

Pink and luxuriously delicious Kashmiri tea leaves are very similar to green tea in that they are minimally oxidized, and many people use the latter when they can’t find the former. Making Kashmiri chai requires patience. So if you like dedicating hours in experimenting new recipes, then this is the right one for you.

What you need:

4 tsp Kashmiri tea orgreen tea

¼ cup milk

Pinch of salt

Pinch of sugar

Crushed pistachios

Cinnamon orcardamom(optional)

 

How to make it:

  1. The process starts with heating up water to a simmer, then adding the loose-leaf tea. Then, you beat the tea water with a big whisk for twenty minutes, to start introducing air into the mixture. Next you need to spoon the tea up and down, in and out of the pot, as another way to aerate the tea – this happens in fifteen-minute intervals over two hours (a pretty intense arm workout!). That addition of air is what gives the tea its pink color.
  2. After the tea has been properly aerated, equal amounts of milk are added, the tea is left to steep for a little longer, and then it is finished with some salt, sugar, and crushed pistachios.
  3. Kashmiri chai is delicate. If you would like to add spices, we recommend you use just small amounts of cinnamon or cardamom. Kashmiri chai may be used as a base for ice cream, topping it with sea salt, crushed pistachios and candied rose petals, or as a soak for cakes.

 

Get the tea we recommend for this recipe:

Assam Jamguri Green – Organic Tea