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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.


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
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.


Optional Cinnamon Streusel Topping


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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The healthful Owl established temporary residency at New York City’s Javits Convention Center earlier this week during the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. The Teaologist was selected to be included  in an area of the show recognized as the ” Healthy Pavilion” . The Owl was in great company, surrounded by other booths, brands, and individuals promoting the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle through food.

Teaologist Founder Jennie Ripps

The Owl was thrilled to be able to impart his flavorful knowledge to the thousands of people that passed through over the course of the three day show. The Teaologist brought 10 of our most popular blends to sample, so that people could experience the flavor through all of their senses and not just by tasting.  ( In case you’ve never tried the aroma and textures of the blends really bring the flavor to life.) The Owl was serving iced tea with two of his most popular blends; Coconut Chai & Berry Rooibos.  The Teaologist team was so thrilled by the rave responses we received; one of the more popular being how truly refreshing our teas are!

Teaologist " Arnold Palmer" Blend

Tea Blends Display

In addition to the constant conversation about everything TEA: brewing instructions, flavor profiles, preferred temperatures, culinary possibilities, etc. Teaologist founder Jennie Ripps was on site providing daily demonstrations in the Healthy Solutions Culinary Theater. Jennie’s primary focus was to educate her audience on the function & flavor of tea, and how this is achieved in all Teaologist blends. She shared a variety of stories including our customized menus for restaurants & coffee shops, the mimicking of alcoholic beverages through tea, and the healthful benefits that Teaologist customers seek when creating their own blends. Listeners were able to sample the Owl’s infamous Bloody Maria if they were in the mood for a tea cocktail.

Healthy Solutions Speaker Schedule

Jennie Ripps Tea Presentation










Outside of booth 2147 the edible options were endless. It was impossible not to indulge as meandered the sprawling aisles of food, beverages, and everything in between. In the mood for some authentic Ramen? No problem; as there was an entire section of the show devoted to Asian cuisine. Perhaps you were in the mood for an alcoholic beverage to wash down all the treats you’d been sampling. Done. All you had to do was make your way to local breweries that had relocated themselves to the Javit’s Center.

There was so many things to sample that the Owl couldn’t even begin to pick a favorite, or share with you all of the various things he savored during the show.  Even with the Owl’s bird’s eye view of the building, he was often stuck in throngs of people that he had no chance but to sample whatever was in front of him. The Owl was so full by day 3 that he was certain his stomach was dragging on the ground when he flew.

The Owl and his team of teaologists met so many great people at the show, and can’t wait to share with you some of the amazing projects we are working on resulting from brand introductions at the show.


The Over Indulged OWL

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SEEN & HOOTED: Apple Day is on Sunday!

Hoot! Hoot!

The Teaologist is flying to the Lower East Side for Apple Day (in the Big Apple!). Join us for an Apple themed day — all the vendors will be apple centric and you will feel like you are at a country fair!

Stop by for some delicious food, great music and of course, TEA!!


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Orchard Street 

(between Broome and Grand)

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Hope to see you there!  Check it out!  APPLE DAY



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Hoot Hoot!

The OWL was an uptown owl, a downtown OWL and theater OWL all in one Fashion’s Night Out– good thing he can fly because traffic was terrible!!

The OWL served some exciting guests at 110 Stories. Check out what the celebs favorites were!

+Jeremy Piven topped off his lunch with Berry Rooibos

+Jamie-Lynn Sigler couldn’t get enough of the Teaologist’s Berry Tisane.

+Kathleen Turner took some Coco Chai to go!

Other Teaologist fans included Tamara Tunie, Pablo Schreiber, Mario Cantone (Love him!), Ralph Macchio, Andre Royo and Merritt Weaver!

This is where the celebrities were sipping!

A big thank you to all our friends who made it to Bendels and Maria Bonita Salon — the Boozy OWL always loves a good crowd and you were fantastic!

Cheers until next time!



Maria Bonita Salon + Our Rockstar Bartender!                    Henri Bendels!

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