Hibiscus Peach Sorbet


Butternut Squash Muffins with Chai & Chocolate

by Susana Mojica | Oct 12, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

I grew up under the perpetually sunny skies of California. I did not have the concept of the air cooling and becoming crisp, of the leaves changing and covering the streets in red & gold, và of the need for spice & warmth, making you want khổng lồ bake. This fall in...

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Matcha Soft Serve

by Kei Nishida | Jul 8, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Soft serve can get a little boring, but adding some yummy Matcha makes it the perfect blend of sweet and spunky.

Earl Grey Pot De Crème

by Laura Logsdon | Jul 1, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea, Legacy

When my world gets a touch hectic, I frequently turn to the simple pleasures of life to lớn help me pause and enjoy the world around me. For me, comfort foods (in moderation) are one of those pleasures that is indispensable. My favorites are tea & fancy desserts. ...

Cherry Tea Syrup over Lemon Cake

by Robert Wemischner | May 11, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea


Caramel Tea Cake

by Robert Wemischner | Apr 18, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

What’s better than tea with caramel & cream? A tea cake flavored with tea và caramel và then topped off with a tea-flavored whipped cream. For those rare occasions when I want lớn put something into my tea, I give into the urge and địa chỉ heavy…

Comforting Tea and Shortbread

by Robert Wemischner | Jan 6, 2022 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Tea and Cognac Soaked Dried Fruit Fruitcake

by Robert Wemischner | Dec 8, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

With an array of beautiful dried fruits chopped into bite-sized pieces, walnuts, và a spiced pound cake, this recipe will make you a fruitcake lover.

Asian Pears & Tea

by Robert Wemischner | Nov 11, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Asian pears poached in tea for a dreamy autumn treat. Best paired with some lightly-whipped cream & some shortbread.


How khổng lồ Make Tea Gelato

by Maria Uspenski | Jul 14, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Quite by accident, the house I’m spending time in this summer is equipped with an ice cream maker – something I’d never used before. Since I happened to lớn show up with too much tea (imagine that), I decided lớn combine the two…

Stone Fruit with Tea and Cookies

by Robert Wemischner | Jun 11, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Poaching stone fruits lightly in brewed Yunnan tea with its slightly smoky, brisk, và even peppery notes leads lớn a simple make-ahead dessert.

Homemade Matcha Mints

by Guest Contributor | Mar 4, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea, Matcha

Can I combine the ubiquitous breath mint with my beloved green tea? Yes, you can combine the two very easily!

Walnut Crisp in Filo with Tea and Honey Syrup

by Robert Wemischner | Jan 4, 2021 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Tea and fruit are a tried-and-true combination; think about all the popular flavored teas where fruit, either dried or flavors created in a lab (not on a tree in nature), are added lớn tea. Not my cuppa at all. So here is a recipe where real fruit—and seasonal fruit to...

This is a time for indulgence, a time of why not. My indulgence? I want to lớn eat cake every day. Baking for me provides Zen moments of calm và focus which are worth every calorie. Và drinking cup after cup of good tea is a given at trang chủ - spending countless hours,...

Tea, Lemon, & Honey Curd: A Trio of Creamy Contentment

by Robert Wemischner | Aug 11, 2020 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Tea, lemon, & honey are a classic trio. Shaking them up a bit, I lượt thích to take them in a new direction when combining them khổng lồ create a creamy lemon curd with a difference. Only slightly sweetened, this butterscotch-colored concoction allows the tea, the lemon, and...

Celebrating the Season With Fragrant Melon and Tea

by Robert Wemischner | Jul 7, 2020 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

With seemingly not much to lớn celebrate in our world at the moment, Mother Nature & those who assist her (the growers, the pickers, the cultivators, the sellers) are truly sowing joy as summer has officially begun at our local farmers markets (visiting them with masks...

Creamy Tea or Is It Tea Cream?

by Robert Wemischner | Jun 10, 2020 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Spring has come and nearly gone with summer on its way. Iced tea season is almost upon us, though even on the hottest days a hot cuppa soothes. But what I crave at this moment is something luxurious and rich and creamy... If you guessed ice cream, guess again... Give...

Time For Tea—Tea Ice Cream, That Is

by Robert Wemischner | May 19, 2020 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Return khổng lồ T Ching Classics: Tea Ice Cream Casting caution to lớn the winds—with the world going lớn hell in a handbasket or tea caddy—and going to lớn great pains to lớn score some cream, milk, & marmalade (I recently made a few jars from the fruits of my backyard tree), I...

Return to Tea Treats For Snowy Days Five ways lớn flavor whipped cream with tea. As we hunker down to the heart of winter (which nonetheless feels like spring in some parts of the country) my thoughts turn khổng lồ simple desserts that can be gilded with a luxurious...

Frui-Tea Cake, California Style—Festive và Moist

by Robert Wemischner | Dec 11, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

This time of year, I think of “Oh my? It’s fruitcake weather!” — one of the memorable lines in Truman Capote’s wonderfully incisive portrait of his alter ego Buddy’s time in the South baking with his eccentric cousin Sook in “A Christmas Memory.” However, reading the...

Delicious Stimulation – Times Two

by Robert Wemischner | Nov 7, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

When the weather starts to lớn cool (low 50’s feels cool in southern California), my thoughts turn to lớn the warming flavors of tea & chocolate - two products that giới thiệu some terroir in common. "What grows together tends khổng lồ go together" is my abiding rule. How better to...

Fall-ing Into Tea; Fruit Poached With Tea

by Robert Wemischner | Oct 21, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Fall is truly here judging by the mounds of persimmons, Asian pears, Kyoho- & Concord-style grapes, & pomegranates piled high on the tables of farmers’ market vendors. Where summer went is hard to say, but I am cheered by the prospect of combining this bounty of...

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Fruity, Syrupy Splendor in a Glass

by Robert Wemischner | Jul 3, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

It’s time to lớn kick off the iced tea season! Summer has officially arrived. But why does this ubiquitous drink have to lớn be so predictable & often just one-note? My antidote to lớn bland iced tea is here. It’s here where glorious summery seasonal fruits and our beloved leaf...

Life Is a Parfait Glass of Cherries – và Tea

by Robert Wemischner | May 6, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Finalist in the 2019 Writers Contest – Cooking With Tea Category See the Writers Contest rules & full ongoing danh sách of finalists Late spring is here, và summer is next; which beckons me to lớn take frequent advantage of fresh cherries while they sparkle on the tables at...

Tea with Milk….and Eggs and Sugar; A Flan Recipe with Assam Tea

by Robert Wemischner | Feb 7, 2019 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

When the weather cools, I bring the bold, bright, and lively teas lớn the front of the tea cabinet. Malty Assams speak to lớn me at this time of year. Their warm honeyed notes also inspire me at meal’s end, especially to lớn flavor an egg-rich but not eggy flan; one of the...

Just when you thought you’d tasted a creditable selection of the world’s teas comes along a refreshing surprise—Bitaco tea grown in the Andes from Colombia where it is now spring, heading toward summer. As I sit contemplating the over of summer and confirming that fall...

Easy as Darjeeling-Peach Pie

by Robert Wemischner | Jul 10, 2018 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

As a long time tea lover, I believe that pie and a cup of perfectly brewed tea win out any day over the pie & coffee at the quintessential corner diner of your imagination. (Are there any corner diners left?) But not just any pie và not just any tea. The champagne...

Melons & Tea—Summer’s Almost Here

by Robert Wemischner | Jun 12, 2018 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

It’s getting close khổng lồ that time of year when thumping watermelons is an acceptable sport, gauging their ripeness & readiness khổng lồ be cleaved, peeled, seeded, & chunked. What does all of this have to bởi vì with tea? It’s this: a simple sweet-tasting pitcher of green...

Lady Grey’s Favorite Dessert

by Robert Wemischner | May 7, 2018 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

I must confess: I am not a flavored tea kind of guy. Other than the smoke which fortifies my occasional cup of Lapsang Souchong or real jasmine flowers used lớn enhance a beautiful cup of Chinese tea, I tend lớn stick to lớn teas whose leaves are flavored only by the...


Apples, honey and oolong

by Robert Wemischner | Sep 18, 2017 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea, Oolong Tea

Return to T Ching Classics: Autumn Baking Sometimes the best ideas for cooking with tea come from a complete upending of one’s preconceptions. How’s it done? In my case I often open the tea cabinet & pick out a tea at random và then another without identifying...


Tea Truffles: Conducting a Symphony of Flavors

by Robert Wemischner | Dec 2, 2015 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Now that we are in full holiday mode, it’s time lớn think of how tea can take its rightful place on your menus for entertaining. Whether you wish to lớn pair each course you serve with a different tea or vì a tea & cheese pairing at the over of a meal, there are ideas...


Dipping Below the Surface: Shortbread Recipe

by Robert Wemischner | Oct 22, 2015 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

On the surface, it’s something so simple. Look a bit further, và you realize that it is so complex, as is the case with many things. The process of infusing good tea leaves in good chất lượng water is endlessly fascinating và challenging. Just as the process of putting...


A Plummy Idea: Summer Fruit Poached in Tea

by Robert Wemischner | Jun 30, năm ngoái | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Summer is here & the rainbow of stone fruit has begun coloring the stalls at my local farmer’s markets. Though eating fruit out of hand can be a sublime experience, poaching some of those fruits in đen tea is another distinct pleasure. Depending on the sweetness...


Marriages made in tea and dessert heaven

by Robert Wemischner | May 18, năm ngoái | Art và Design, Beyond the Basics, Community, Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

During my recent presentation at the World Tea Expo in Long Beach, CA., I paired five teas with five sweets proving that sometimes our preconceived notions can be turned upside down. I know implicitly that smoky đen teas work beautifully with dark chocolate in a dessert & delicate white teas bring out the best in fruity baked concoctions like the


Tea in another form: A jewel of a gelée

by Robert Wemischner | Feb 23, 2015 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

What’s better than a fresh-out-of-the oven scone? Give up? A fresh-out-of-the-oven scone spread with tea gelée. Take your favorite tea, brew it, sweeten it lightly with either honey or sugar, và then mix the liquid with a bit of gelatin. Allow to lớn cool, refrigerate &

Iced But Not Liquid

by Robert Wemischner | Sep 29, 2014 | Basics & Tips, Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

As the dog days of summer are winding down (hopefully!) và the thought of cooler days ahead reanimates my wish to lớn cook, I am ready lớn take my tea in a different form—frozen. Although when the mercury is heading down the thermometer,


Do you love something chocolate-tea?

by Robert Wemischner | Sep 8, năm trước | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

Fresh off of presenting pairing sessions at the Los Angeles International Tea Festival, which were enthusiastically received, I got khổng lồ thinking that not only can one pair tea with chocolate, và tea with cheese (yes!);


A rosy, peachy summer

by Robert Wemischner | Jul 1, năm trước | Community, Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea, History

Summer’s around the corner, và though I’m not much of a flavored tea kind of guy, there are a few scented varieties that captivate me, particularly now. Take Chinese congou, most usually a large leafed black tea scattered with fragrant rose petals.

Gearing up for summer, there’s more lớn tea than simply to lớn ice it. I lượt thích it really cold và here you will discover one of the richest but relatively simple ways lớn enjoy tea in a semi-frozen state.

What’s easy to lớn make, direct in flavor, pleasurable on the tongue, & comforting? My answer: Flan Thé, otherwise known as a baked custard flavored with tea. Comprised of just four ingredients-- whole milk, eggs, sugar & tea—this dessert provides a deliciously blank...


Kenya dig it?

by Robert Wemischner | Jan 13, 2014 | Africa, Basics & Tips, Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea, Kenya, Op-Ed

Tea & cream are a marriage made in heaven. Moving away from my long-observed Indian tea habit, lately I have been tasting teas from Kenya, full bodied & fruity with a scotch colored liquor readily achieved.


Tea-sing the best out of summer fruits and chilled tea

by Robert Wemischner | Jun 14, 2013 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

It’s that time of year when tea meets ice in a glass (although hot tea is certainly not wholly abandoned in favor of the chilled versions of the beverage). Taking my cues both from this seasonal transitioning to lớn drinking iced tea & the…


Life is a Bowl of Cherries … and Sencha

by Robert Wemischner | May 14, 2013 | Cooking With Tea, Desserts with Tea

When I think of the following words – fragrance, evanescence, & seasonality – I think of the many special teas sold fresh, capturing their season, but I also think of fresh cherries whose season seems so short that if you…