Day 14 and I’m enjoying a cup of joe in Central America, specifically Honduras. What I like to do before each coffee tasting is really take in the freshly brewed aroma of each cup. I’ll then take a couple sips and let it sit on my palate so I can sense the true flavor of these single origin coffee.
The first flavor profiles I receive are a scent of nuts and a hint of lemon which are both soft and mild within this coffee. My first sip provided me with a light bitter flavor along with a smoky taste which left me with a mild aftertaste after every sip. If I was to compare the flavor of this coffee it would be close the Costa Rica Coffee but twice as strong in taste and flavor.
PRO TIP: This coffee would pair nicely with a ham and cheese croissant early in the morning.
Introducing Teasia’s newest tea flavor: Chai Tea!
Spring has sprung and it is finally weather we can count on again. It’s getting warmer and it’s the perfect time to enjoy some fresh air outside. It’s not too hot but it’s not too chilly. Teasia is choosing to celebrate with our latest addition to our International series, Teasia Chai Tea. Teasia Chai blends a strong black tea with aromatic Indian spices and herbs. It truly embodies the beautiful sunsets of India with unique and bright flavors.
Our new Teasia Chai got us inspired to push the limits and experiment with the beautiful flavors to see if we can create Chai infused dishes that will breathe fresh air into an old classic. In order to celebrate properly we’re baking up tried and true sugar cookies and topping them with a Teasia Chai tea icing to kick these cookies up a few notches.
This recipe is super simple but will blow your tastes buds away, let’s gets started.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
1 TSP baking soda
½ TSP baking powder
2 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup softened butter
1 TSP vanilla extract
1 ½ Cups white sugar
½ CUP Teasia Chai Tea, brewed
2 Cups powdered sugar
¼ TSP pure vanilla extract
1 ½ TBSP meringue powder
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder
- In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Slowly blend in the dry ingredients.
- Roll rounded spoonful of cookie dough into balls or roll out and cut out your favorite shapes
- Place on cookie sheet
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
- Let Teasia Chai Tea cool to room temperature.
- Combine powdered sugar and meringue powder in electric or stand mixer
- Add ¼ CUP of Teasia Chai Tea and vanilla extract to mixer
- Beat on medium speed for 5-10 minutes or until stiff, glossy peaks form.
- Add more tea or powdered sugar depending on your desired consistency.
PRO TIP: Open a Teasia Chai Tea K-Cup pod and add the high quality loose leaves to your sugar cookie mix while blending all ingredients together to add additional spiced flavor.
Day 3 of coffee is going to be exciting because it’s the Colombia Huila. A lot of my coworkers thoroughly enjoy this coffee brew because of the prominent coffee taste and everyone flocks to the coffee maker once a new pot brews.
Here’s some background about our Colombia Huila single origin coffee beans. In the growing region of the department of Huila, Colombia, most coffee comes from small family owned farms. These farmers will pick and process their own coffee before delivering to larger factories for sorting and packaging.
My Thoughts: You can smell the mixture of apple and caramel with a light hint of honey from the coffee. The caramel really hits the spot with its strong aroma and flavor. This is a smooth coffee that’s great for every morning (if you can get a cup before your coworkers drink it all). This Coffee would go great with something sweet like a cream filled donut or a nice chocolate bar with nuts.
PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.
- STORAGE AND BREWING: To preserve the fresh roasted flavor of your Colombian coffee beans, store in an air-tight container (or very tightly seal the bag), and keep in a dark and cool location. For best results, we recommend grinding your Teasia coffee no more than 15 minutes prior to brewing!
Looking for a Splendid and delicious tea for the holidays, look no further because this Christmas Black tea taste like no other. The cinnamon sticks some pineapple all mixed with Black Tea really flow perfectly together giving it a taste you need to try. Don’t let me tell you all about it go ahead and make it for yourself today!
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp whole cloves
3 cups sugar (1.5 cup for less sweet)
1 qt. boiling water
1 kcup of Teasia Black Tea
3 lemons squeezed
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup orange juice
3 quarts boiling water
- In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil; remove from heat. Add some Teasia black Tea; Cover for at least 3-5 minutes according to taste. Discard tea k-cups. Stir in 3 cups of sugar until dissolved. Transfer to a pitcher; cool slightly. Stir in 1 cup of pineapple juices and orange juices.
- Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Serve over ice. Garnish as desired.
PRO TIP: For a stronger tea flavor, add 3 Teasia Black tea kcups (brewed) and reduce the amount of water you boil.
Let us know how you enjoy this recipe.
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Day 3: Oolong Tea
Here’s my take on Teasia’s Oolong Tea.
Flavor Highlights: This tea has a woody flavor with a hint of fruity and nutty aftertaste. I like that I could drink this as is or with honey and lemon, but most of all how many different flavors I Get out of one sip.
I would recommend this tea with a salty afternoon snack like a some roasted peanuts or even a small bag of potato chips. I enjoyed the flavor as well as appreciated the smoothness of it. I thought this was a perfect middle ground from too strong and too light. This is a definite favorite!
The next tea that I’m going to try is Jasmine Green Tea. I really love green tea so stay tuned for my take on Jasmine.
Don’t forget, if you’re not sure which teas to try, there are variety packs with 4 different flavors in each series!