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Green Tea Ice Cream Sound Good?

Bliss DakeAugust 3rd, 2010 by Bliss Dake

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…)

Tea is Culinary: James Beard House, May 2010

Mighty LeafMay 20th, 2010 by Mighty Leaf

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…)

Holiday Cooking with Tea

Annelies ZijderveldDecember 8th, 2009 by Annelies Zijderveld
Ginger Bread Cake

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…)

Green Tea Treats for Summer

Bliss DakeJuly 13th, 2009 by Bliss Dake
green-tea-ice-cream

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…)

Tea is Hot at Aspen Food + Wine Classic

Annelies ZijderveldJuly 7th, 2009 by Annelies Zijderveld
foodandwineloungingonlawn

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…)

A Tea Adventure at the Makaibari Tea Estate

Chef Vinita JacintoJune 18th, 2009 by Chef Vinita Jacinto
Tea in the mist

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…)