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  • #8007

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    The cocktails I pretty much just did a lot of experimenting to come up with stuff.  My friend and I tried to come up with a bunch of cocktails for our friend’s bachelorette party but the only one I remember from that night was a coconut rooibos and rum drink.  That was pretty tasty.  Another night I came up with a tasty Strawberry TeaTini: http://butikiteas.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-10-26T21:14:00-04:00&max-results=7.

    The matcha cookies I made came from your recipe but modified.  🙂

    The Lavender Earl Grey cookies came from a modified version of “Lavender Tea Cookies” from “The Vegan Table”.  Instead of just adding chopped up lavender I also added chopped up earl grey leaves too.  I thought they were pretty yummy.

    Unfortunately, the tea bread was not so great.  I tried to modify this beer bread recipe that I use and it didn’t work out but I still need to do some more experimenting. 

    For liquid smoke I used lapsang souchong and made a very concentrated tea. 

    Courtney-That recipe looks really easy and tasty (and easy for me to vegan-ize).  Thanks for posting that! 🙂 

  • #7991

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    I haven’t done too much cooking with tea but I definitely plan on doing so in the future.  So far its pretty much just been cocktails, matcha cookies, lavender earl grey cookies, tea bread, and using lapsang souchong instead of liquid smoke.  I will definitely have to check out that cooking with tea blog. 

  • #6151

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    Tching article by Joy Njuguna on purple tea:
    http://tching.com/Post.aspx?postuid=ff2bc157-08cb-4020-b1ac-7d256f3ed9d9&start=1&limit=10&categoryuid&period&origin=home

  • #6248

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    Well, for my next trip I’d like to visit some tea estates.  I do plenty of traveling that doesn’t involve tea.  I was just wondering if there was anyone here that had thought/daydreamed about visiting any particular tea areas/estates especially since tea tours seem to be growing in popularity.

  • #6150

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    Alex-The purple tea that we sell is processed similar to a green.  The link I provided above shows a good close up of the leaves.  I suppose there is a slight purplish sheen but the color resembles a black tea.  Check out lazyliteratus blog about purple tea.  He experiments with different times and temperatures.  http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/11/09/four-eyed-no-horned-flightless-purple-tea-drinker/ 

    Personally, I think brewing the tea at different times & temps provides vastly different results.

  • #6224

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    Courtney-Since you’ve never tried a TeaTini, here is a link to my Strawberry TeaTini recipe.  I love adding real ripe fruits to the teatinis and this would work with any ripe fruit and fruit flavored tea.  Check it out: http://butikiteas.blogspot.com/2011/10/strawberry-teatinis.html

  • #6222

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    Congrats!  That is such an awesome idea!  I vote for a green and white combo.  If you do cookies, those matcha cookies are awesome.  I’ve also done earl grey cookies and lavender cookies that came out awesome.  There are a lot of tea themed cocktails out there if that is doable.  Personally, I make an awesome strawberry oolong martini and a fantastic coconut cream pie rum drink.  The tea “2 leaves & a bud” design would look nice on wedding cakes, napkins, etc.  You could create a master stencil and add on things yourself.  I had a friend do fall leaves as a wedding theme and that came out pretty awesome.  Everything was in the shape of leaves and there were gold leaves and real leaves on the cake.  Definitely go for mostly funky flavors.  When I do events that involve the mass public only a handful of people go for green or traditional black teas the rest jump on the coconut cream pie, mango lassi, pistachio ice cream type teas.  Letting people steep their own tea usually turns into a huge disaster.  Especially since it is harder to control the water temperature for multiple types of tea.  I would do buffet style if I was you.  Also, you may want to test out making tea in large batches because it is a bit more challenging than for a single cup.  Also, a display tea in a funky vase or clear pot would be a cool centerpiece.  I would recommend brewing the tea first, then ditching the water and putting the display tea in cold water.  You would want one of the larger display teas though.  Just some humble suggestions.  I have done a number of events (not wedding related though) so if you have any questions about making teas in mass quantities please let me know.            

  • #6476

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    Thank you! 🙂

  • #6148

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    Old topic but I thought I add that I sell 2 purple teas and another one will be coming in shortly (white hand-rolled purple tea).  http://www.butikiteas.com/Purple.html

    Also, here is a link to some more info about Purple tea and Kenyan teas: http://www.butikiteas.com/Exploring%20Kenya.html   (scroll down for purple tea info)

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