Picture this: you are at the lake house, a beautiful wooden cabin that is nestled behind a quiet and serene lake, the birds are heard from a distance, the water rushes towards the shore, creating a relaxing environment, the sun just peaking from the hills ready to rise and start a new day. You are huddled in a plaid blanket, holding it close to your chest and you can see your breath if you force it. In your hands you hold a hot cup of tea with the steam dancing off the surface of the hot water. This is what peace is, holding that cup of tea. Tea is always my go to drink, even before water. I love how many flavors there are, after all there will always be more flavors of tea than of coffee, even from your Starbucks down the street, tea will infinitely have more options. I am a subscriber of many emails, but my favorite is from Twinings the tea company because I get to learn about another new flavor or their next sale. Today as I am rushing through emails, I see the Twinings the headline reads: "Celebrating Teatime All Day Long" of course I click it. I see a picture of a green looking tea "Make it your Morning Ritual" reads the caption under it. I would agree Matcha tea is usually a good way to start a morning ritual. It gives you a great energy boost, you hydrate, and the taste is great! I scroll down further, and I see a picture of what looks like a chai tea latte, but I look again and it's a mug cake. The caption reads: "Explore New Culinary Specialties: cooking with tea..." wait, this was something new to me, I have never thought about cooking with tea, I have baked with tea before. I have made London fog cookies during Christmas, but cooking with tea was a whole new meaning to me. I had to click it now! it takes me to their webpage and I find the link above that reads: Food. That's right they have a whole category called food on a tea website and I come across recipes such as "Twinings® Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange Baked Chicken" and "Superblends Soothing Turmeric Buddha Bowl" I know I have to try these teas and try making these delicious sounding recipes!
4 tea bags Twinings® Herbal – Honeybush, Mandarin & Orange Tea
¾ cup Freshly-Boiled Water
2 cups Plain Greek Yogurt
¼ cup Honey
1 cup Soy Sauce
4 cloves Garlic, minced
3 lbs Bone-in, skin on Chicken Thighs
Except I’d change the type of chicken simply because I personally hate being served bone-in chicken, so I would get the chicken breasts and alter the recipe just enough. Also that seems like a lot of soya sauce. The only way that tea is required for this recipe is to marinate it and you can use any meat for marinating which is really nice.
Next, the Superblends Soothing Turmeric Buddha Bowl requires the tea bags of Twinings® Superblends - Soothing Turmeric in which the rice is cooked in. I’ve never thought of cooking rice with tea.
tea bags Twinings® Superblends - Soothing Turmeric
1 ½ cups Brown Basmati Rice
1 tsp Salt, Divided
¼ cup Tahini Paste
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Garlic Clove, minced
½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 cups Cooked Diced Sweet Potatoes
2 cups Canned Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 cups Shredded Kale Leaves, packed
1 Avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
¼ tsp Cracked Black Pepper
As you can see the recipe requires many ingredients to make this salad bowl. I would skip the avocado (I know I failed as a millennial) I can’t stand the texture of an avocado. With this recipe you’d have to share your food with someone. Now if you’d like to actually try these recipes out I have inserted the link below:
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