12 Days of Recipes: No. 6 – Jasmine Tea Brown Sugar Caramels

Fa la la la la the holidays are upon us! You are probably wondering what you’re going to bring to all of the amazing Holiday soirees you’ve already been invited to. The parties are always a blast once you get there but the pressure of bringing the perfect dish can consume you pre-party. You want to bring something amazing but you also don’t want to spend your whole day in the kitchen.

Don’t worry! We have the perfect solution, Jasmine tea brown sugar caramels. It takes less than 30 minutes in the kitchen and you have yourself the perfect addition to your next Holiday party. Jasmine infused soft pillows of caramel. There is no way there is anything on Earth that will melt in your mouth the way that these babies do. YUM! These caramels call for the highest quality of jasmine tea you can get your hands on which is why Teasia Jasmine Green Tea K-Cups are the only way to go when it comes to this recipe.

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What You’ll Need:
The contents of two Teasia Jasmine Green Tea K-Cups
1 Cup half & half
1 Cup brown sugar
Sprinkle of salt
½ Cup light corn syrup
¼ Cup butter (Cut into cubes)
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Butter a 8X8 pan and line it with buttered parchment paper
  2. Heat half & half in saucepan until it’s near boiling
  3. Add loose leaf tea into saucepan and let steep for 2-3 minutes
  4. Scoop out tea and set the saucepan aside
  5. Add brown sugar and butter to a separate saucepan, melt while whisking
  6. Once completely melted, add corn syrup, salt and half & half
  7. Whisk to combine
  8. Once combined stop whisking and bring saucepan to a simmer
  9. Cook until a candy thermometer reads 244F
  10. Remove from heat, add vanilla extract
  11. Pour into buttered 8X8 pan
  12. Allow to cool and cut into squares

Enjoy!

PRO TIP:

To store wrap in wax paper (so the caramel doesn’t stick).

Leave a comment below letting us know if you’ll try this recipe this holiday season!

 

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12 Days of Recipes: No. 1 – Chocolate Peppermint Oolong Tea

There is nothing like December. Finally cool nights here in Southern California. More than that there are all the amazing flavors of winter. Especially one of our favorite’s is, peppermint.  Mix that with chocolate and tea and you’ll find us singing fa la-la-la-la all season long. 

We will be sharing 12 Days of Recipes during December through this Holiday Season.

Peppermint Oolong Tea

Ingredients:

2 ounces of semisweet dark chocolate
1 Teasia Oolong Tea K-Cup
¼ cup milk (more or less depending on your preference)
½ to 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract

Directions:

  1. Grate your semisweet dark chocolate using 2 oz for every cup of tea you make.
  2. Brew your Teasia Oolong Tea K-Cup like you normally would.
  3. Add your chocolate into a saucepan and stir in a ½ cup of your brewed tea.
  4. Wait until your chocolate is completely melted, then add the rest of your tea and whisk together.
  5. Add milk and peppermint extract then whisk together.
  6. Heat over low heat until steaming then serve.

Pro Tip:
Top this delicious tea with whipped cream and sprinkle grated chocolate over top. 

Let us know in the comments below what you think of our take on hot chocolate tea. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s recipe, which will include our Teasia Black Tea.