Chef Vinita Jacinto is back with another astonishing tea recipe for the Mighty Leaf community to enjoy. Already she’s brought together the surprisingly complementary flavors of Organic Earl Grey and rice pudding and the unforgettable combination of Organic African Nectar and quinoa! If you haven’t tried out those recipes, you are doing your taste buds a disservice. Put them on the menu for dinner tonight! But now Chef Jacinto has outdone herself. Today she brings green beans to tea time and creates a standout side dish your dinner guests will go home talking about.
Archive for the ‘Cooking with Tea’ Category
Two weeks ago, Chef Vinita Jacinto began to open up our minds to the flavor possibilities of tea recipes. Her first dish, Earl Grey Rice Pudding, got a lot of attention and rightly so. It was simple to make and tremendously flavorful. This week she’s offering up another simple, compelling fall dish: African Nectar Quinoa.
At Mighty Leaf, one of our favorite things is when an inspired chef incorporates the natural flavors of tea into a wonderful new dish. That sort of creativity expands our understanding of tea and its many tastes and aromas. And it gives us something exciting to add to our culinary repertoire–if only we can figure out how to make it!
That’s why we’re thrilled to announce a partnership with Chef Vinita Jacinto! (more…)
Green tea ice cream is one of my favorites. Before I worked for Mighty Leaf, I always wondered how they made it so green and tasty. Matcha, a green tea powder made from ground Japanese premium green tea leaves, is the wonder ingredient. Rich in taste and flavor, Matcha is a versatile ingredient that can be used to make beverages like lattes, frappes and ice cream. Some chefs (more…)
Chef Joseph Humphrey of Michelin-starred Murray Circle at Cavallo Point Lodge in Sausalito, CA was the honorary chef at the James Beard House in New York City on May 15th, 2010. Mighty Leaf Tea specifically had a “Joe’s” Iced tea commission for him. It was a 2nd Flush Darjeeling picked and processed recently from the OKAYTI Estates in Darjeeling India. Manufactured for the purpose of iced tea for Chef Joseph Humphrey, this tea yields a darker more muscatel finish with floral and fruity notes. (more…)
The holiday season can be a flurry of frenetic energy. Family arrives from out of town and needs to be entertained and fed. Parties begin filling the calendar with ink. Spice up the table this holiday season with tea-infused recipes. Chef Vinita Jacinto brings together tea with fall and winter ingredients to whet the appetite and not break the bank. Try the Green Apple and Walnut Salad with Rainforest Maté dressing paired with your favorite stuffing recipe. Enjoy the Bombay Chai Brined Turkey with your favorite cranberry sauce or chutney. (more…)
Ever wonder how green tea ice cream is made or the green tea latte you had at Starbucks? Matcha is the key ingredient, a tea powder made from premium green tea unique to Japan. Essential to the celebrated Japanese green tea ceremony, Matcha is well- known for its health benefits and rich, intense taste. Versatile enough for any season, this tea powder is ideal in summer for making green tea ice cream, iced tea lattes and green tea smoothies. (more…)
On June 18-21 foodies, chefs and those who love to imbibe descended upon the town of Aspen to participate in the Aspen Food + Wine Classic. Mighty Leaf served hot and iced tea at this year’s event to great response. During the festival, tea was the retreat or “pause” from all the wonderful cocktails being mixed on-site or glasses of wine being poured. We enjoyed sampling flights of hot tea and discussing the nuances of the flavor profile and aromas. (more…)
Sweet summer is here with bountiful heat. Iced tea is always perfect for chilling out. But we also invite you to explore other ways of incorporating tea into summer thirst quenchers. A renaissance is occurring in the culinary world where tea is showing up for summer in unexpected places like on restaurant menus in cocktails or food . We decided to put a spin on sangria for summer and developed a Sangria Tea Collection with a variety of recipes to please any palate. (more…)
Hello tea lovers! I am back from my trip to India and boy, what a trip it was! While visiting my family, I planned a visit to Makaibari Tea Estate, which is situated in the Darjeeling hills of northeastern India. Since 1859, Makaibari has produced noteworthy teas while conserving the rainforest in which it is located and reflecting the wonderful soul of the local community. (more…)