Teasia Earl Grey Lavender Cupcakes Recipe – for Mother’s Day

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It’s Mother’s Day this weekend and you have no idea what to make mom! We have a quick and beautiful dessert that we are sure mom will love.  These luxurious cupcakes are beautiful and taste exquisite too.

For super moist cupcakes, here are the instructions.

INGREDIENTS

Cupcake

1/2 cup whole milk (2% or soy milk works too)
1 Teasia Earl Grey K-Cups, brewed
2 tbsp dried lavender (you can easily order these online)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup unsalted butter (1.5 sticks)
2 cups granulated sugar (cut it to 1 cup if you don’t want your cupcakes to be extremely sweet)
6 large eggs, room temperature
1 tbsp vanilla extract

Frosting

½ cup water
1 Teasia Earl Grey K-Cup, brewed
1 tbsp dried lavender
3 cups granulated sugar
8 egg whites, room temperature
½ tsp cream of tartar
2.25 cups unsalted butter (4.5 sticks)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cupcakes

  1. Brew Teasia Earl Grey k-cup and add dried lavender. Warm up milk and add to mixture and cover so that lavender starts infusing for 12-15 minutes, until the milk tea mixture is a caramel color and very fragrant. Pour the milk tea mixture through a wire strainer into a measuring cup, to remove lavender. You should have 1 cup of mixture. Discard extra.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and line cupcake tins with paper liners. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.
  3. Combine the butter and granulated sugar in the bowl of a large using a hand mixer or stand mixer. Beat them on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, until very light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add a third of the flour mixture, and once it is incorporated, add half of the milk tea mixture. When that’s mixed in, add half of the remaining flour, then add the rest of the milk tea, and finish by adding the last of the flour. Clean the sides of your bowl with a rubber spatula to get everything incorporated.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake tins, filling them about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through, until the tops are golden brown and is clean when you pierce with a toothpick.
  6. PRO TIP: Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting them.

TO MAKE THE FROSTING:

  1. Brew Teasia Earl Grey k-cup and add dried lavender. Warm up milk and add to mixture and cover so that lavender starts infusing for 15 minutes, until the milk tea mixture is a caramel color and very fragrant. Pour the milk tea mixture through a wire strainer into a measuring cup, to remove lavender.
  2. Add the granulated sugar to the milk tea and stir. Place the pan over medium-high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Insert a candy thermometer and cook until it reaches 245 F. Note: Keep an eye out for the sugar syrup to reach the temperature as you don’t want it to burn.
  3. Place the room temperature egg whites in a bowl and use hand mixer or stand mixer to whisk. On medium speed beat egg whites until the whites look foamy. Stop the mixer briefly and add the cream of tartar. Turn the mixer back on and begin to whip on medium-high speed until the whites are stiff but not crumbly. You can turn the mixer off if the egg whites are finished before the syrup is ready.
  4. When the whites are stiff and the sugar syrup has reached 245 degrees, turn the mixer back on to medium-high and pour the syrup into a cup. Slowly and carefully incorporate the hot sugar syrup down the sides of the bowl into the egg whites while the mixer is running. The whites will rise in volume.
  5. Once the syrup has been added you will get a shiny and voluminous whipped frosting. Make sure to keep the mixer at low-medium speed and keep whipping until the bowl goes to room temperature, which could take 10 to 20 minutes.
  6. Cool egg mixture and start adding butter. I recommend adding it slice by slice so that everything is evenly incorporated. If your mixture looks soupy or broken, continue to whip the frosting until it comes back together. Eventually you will have a smooth, satiny frosting. Add the vanilla and salt, and mix until it’s well incorporated.
  7. Now it’s time to decorate & enjoy!
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Chai Spiced Sugar Cookies

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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

COOKIES:
1 TSP baking soda
½ TSP baking powder
2 ¾ Cups all-purpose flour
1 Cup softened butter
1 Egg
1 TSP vanilla extract
1 ½ Cups white sugar

ICING:
½ CUP Teasia Chai Tea, brewed
2 Cups powdered sugar
¼ TSP pure vanilla extract
1 ½ TBSP meringue powder

DIRECTIONS

COOKIES:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Slowly blend in the dry ingredients.
  5. Roll rounded spoonful of cookie dough into balls or roll out and cut out your favorite shapes
  6. Place on cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  8. ENJOY!

ICING:

  1. Let Teasia Chai Tea cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine powdered sugar and meringue powder in electric or stand mixer
  3. Add ¼ CUP of Teasia Chai Tea and vanilla extract to mixer
  4. Beat on medium speed for 5-10 minutes or until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  5. 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.

Holiday Black Tea Recipe

Black Tea Recipe.jpgLooking 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!

Ingredients:

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

Recipe:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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The Season of Giving is here! These gift bundles are great to gift friends, family and co-workers! We have 12 delicious flavors that are all crowd pleasers along with our snowman holiday mug.

FloralVariety_12CT_HolidayMugTeasia’s Floral Series consists of four delicious floral and herbal teas that deliver delectable flavor and great benefits with each sip. With two caffeinated teas and two caffeine-free teas, there’s a favorite in this collection for any time of the day! From the ever popular Jasmine Green Tea to the unique taste of African Rooibos Tea, Teasia Floral Series blends together the finest teas with natural ingredients such as rose petals and peppermint into a convenient K-cup form.


Order our Floral Sampler (12 ct) + Holiday Mug for only $15.99! 

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Order our Jasmine Green Tea (36 ct) + Holiday Mug for only $21.99! 

 

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Teasia Oolong Tea is smooth and warm with a hint of sweet fruits. The subtle complexity makes it perfect for an everyday tea.

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Classic Deviled Eggs

What to bring to that holiday potluck? You’ve exhausted all of your go-to dishes but don’t worry, we have something to share!

Deviled eggs are such a fun simple treat for everyone to enjoy, not to mention are extremely simple to make. The most time-consuming portion of this recipe is boiling he eggs! Presentation is key for this dish as well so don’t be afraid to use a piping bag opposed to a spoon. Once you get the technique down this will be a party favorite for you to make.

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Ingredients:

6 eggs
¼ cup of Mayonnaise
1 tsp White Vinegar
1 tsp Yellow Mustard
1/8 tsp Salt
Ground Black Pepper
Spanish Smoked Paprika

Instructions:

  1. Place eggs in saucepan making sure water is above 1.5 inches from eggs
  2. Heat uncovered on high until water begins to boil
  3. Once boiling, cover pan turning heat to low for 1 minute
  4. Remove from stove top and leave covered for 15 minutes
  5. Rinse under cold water for approximately 1 minute
  6. Place eggs in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes
  7. Crack eggs individually running under cold water
  8. Gently pat dry with paper towel
  9. Slice eggs in half
  10. Remove egg-yolks into a medium bowl
  11. Place egg-whites on serving platter
  12. Mix mustard, salt, vinegar, pepper, and mayonnaise mashing yolks well
  13. Scoop egg-yolk mix into a piping bag with tip design of your choice
  14. Evenly pipe egg-yolks into egg-whites
  15. Sprinkle paprika and enjoy!

PRO TIP:  The fresher the eggs, the harder they are to peel. Choose eggs that are 4-6 days older.

Best DrinkTeasia Green Tea on Ice

Whether you’re making a cup for yourself or for the whole family, don’t forget to add some honey and ice. Enjoy!

 

Hong Kong Style Milk Tea

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Are you ever craving for an extra creamy hot milk tea? If you’re into sweet and creamy, we’re taking you on a trip to Hong Kong! Instead of your typical milk and sugar recipe for you add into English tea, we are putting a spin into this classic Asian drink for all to enjoy.

Ingredients:
2 Teasia English Breakfast Tea Kcups
1 can sweetened condensed milk – (evaporated milk will work, but you’ll need to add some sugar)

Instructions:

  1. Brew Teasia English Breakfast Tea as instructed.
  2. Add contents into saucepan and stir in condensed milk.
  3. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat.
  4. Serve and Enjoy!

 PRO TIP:  This drink is also delicious on ICE but make sure to chill the tea first before adding ice.

 

 

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Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 12 with Honeybush Tea

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Day 12: Honeybush Tea

Flavor Highlights: I immediately got a sweet aroma resembling dark berries. I appreciate that could drink it on its own without anything added to it, as well as mixed to be created into a fun summer drink.

This is a fun sweet treat to also serve cold or blended with fruit to make a smoothie. I would definitely enjoy this tea on a hot day to share with friends.

Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 10 with Black Tea

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Day 10: Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I enjoy the nutty aftertaste with this black tea. This is a drink I would also have instead of a coffee because of the caffeine boost it gives me without getting shaky.

A whole wheat toast with strawberry jam is what I would pair this tea with.  I normally will not go for this tea because of its’ bitterness, but to my surprise, this tea is incredibly smooth. The aroma is therapeutic and also delicious.

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Paulina’s Teasia Tea-a-Day Tasting – Day 1

RoseBlackHey guys I’m Paulina!  I’m a recent college graduate trying to find my way in the workforce while balancing my social/ family life along the way. I’m a very busy person so any chance I’m able to take some ‘me time’ I do. I like going on long jogs, hiking, reading, Netflix (binge-watching), crafting and above all staying physically and mentally healthy.

I’ve recently started being more attentive to the things a put in my body as well as to the things I’m not. Teas are a great and delicious way to give my body a boost without adding harsh chemicals nor unnecessary sugars I don’t need. Not to mention they all have health benefits as well as most have antioxidants. What I love most about Teasia Teas specifically are the wide range of flavors offered, sure to meet and exceed anyone’s taste buds!

Day 1: Rose Black Tea

Flavor Highlights: I like this tea with a splash of milk to balance with the bitterness of it. This tea is a fun option for when you’re wanting to get creative in the kitchen.  It is a great drink to serve cold, blended, and even used for a cocktail.

This tea also pairs great with a spicy snack. This is a definite romantic drink with different personalities depending on how it is worked into a drink, which is something we can’t say about many teas.

Let me know in the comments below on your favorite way of drinking rose black tea. If you haven’t tried it yet, I definitely recommend it. Since it’s the summer, add a few ice cubes in it and enjoy.

Stay tuned for the next tea I’m trying!