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Coco Chai Spiced Muffins

Coco Chai Muffins

As the weather grows increasingly colder, a comforting cup of chai is just what the doctor ordered. Pair these sweet and spicy muffins with your favorite tea for a festive treat.

Recipe by Nicole Martin of Tea For Me Please.

Ingredients:

Makes approximately 12 muffins
  • Approximately 2 teaspoons of Brew Lab Tea Coco Chai blend
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 stick of butter
Preparation:
1. Simmer tea in cup of milk for 5 minutes. Keep the flame low to avoid scalding the milk. Pour into heat safe container and set aside to cool.
Step 1
2. In a large bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder
Step 2
3. In a separate bowl, beat eggs then add sugar and vanilla. Strain tea and add the milk to this mixture.
Step 3
4. Melt 1/2 stick of butter in microwave, let it cool but don’t allow it to solidify
5. Line muffin tin with paper liners
6. Very slowly add melted butter to the egg mixture.
7. Mix wet ingredients into the flour mixture, stirring only until just combined
Step 7
8. Spoon batter into muffin liners
9. Top with optional cinnamon streusel (see recipe below)
Step 9
10. Bake in pre-heated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
Store in an airtight container. These will keep for 3 to 4 days.

Enjoy!

Optional Cinnamon Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

Makes enough to top 12 muffins
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1. Add all ingredients together and mash with a fork until a crumbly texture is achieved.
Step 1
2. Sprinkle evenly over tops of muffins.
Step 2

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Honey Bear Sugar Cookies

Honey Bear Sugar Cookies
The second OWL Recipe, designed by Nicole Martin of Tea For Me Please, is perfect for an afternoon weekend baking project. This basic sugar cookie recipe is kicked up a notch with tea infused butter. Our kid-friendly Honey Bear blend adds a touch of creamy caramel flavor and is delicious to sip along with these sweet treats.

Ingredients:

Makes approximately 5 dozen cookies
  • Approximately 4 teaspoons of The Tealogist Honey Bear blend
  • 1 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
Preparation:
1. Place butter and tea in a small sauce pan.
honey bear butter
2. Melt butter completely a let simmer for 5 minutes.
honey bear butter
3. Use a fine mesh strainer to separate the leaves from the butter and discard them.
strained honey bear butter
4. Place butter in refrigerator until it becomes solid again.
5. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat eggs and add them to the mixture.
honey bear sugar cookies
6. Add milk, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Make sure everything is mixed thoroughly.
7. Slowly add flour and stir until a loose dough is formed.
honey bear sugar cookies
8. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour
9. Working in small batches, hand form dough into shapes. If you wish to use a cookie cutter, roll the dough between pieces of parchment paper. You must work quickly as the dough will become sticky if it gets too warm.
honey bear sugar cookies
10. Place shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
honey bear sugar cookies
11. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
12. Enjoy your tasty cookies with a cup of Honey Bear!
Honey Bear

Honey Bear Blend by The Teaologist

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Peach Green Tea Granita

Peach Green Tea Granita

The OWL loves tea in all forms, but this recipe, designed by Nicole Martin of Tea For Me Please, is perfect for a special treat on a warm summer day. Granita is an Italian specialty that originates from Sicily and can vary in ingredients and texture. While tea is not a traditional flavor base for this semi-frozen dessert, we think the combination of green tea and peach is both refreshing and delectable.

Ingredients:

Serves 4 
  • 2 cups of hot water
  • Approximately 5 teaspoons of The Teaologist Peach Green
  • 1 tablespoon of agave nectar
Preparation:
1. Bring water to just before boiling and steep 2-3 minutes.
2. Stir in agave nectar, making sure that it is completely dissolved.
3. Pour into a shallow, freezer safe container.
4. Freeze for two hours.
5. Lightly scrape the frozen tea with a fork until it is broken into very small pieces.
6. Place back in freezer and repeat until the entire container has the consistency of a snow cone.
7. Serve in a small bowl and garnish with a pinch of tea leaves.
8. Enjoy on a nice summer day!

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