Cascara ‘Tea’: A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

By Murray Carpenter | December 3, 2015 Cascara is made by brewing dried coffee cherries, which typically would have otherwise ended up as compost. “We have been throwing away this perfectly good coffee fruit for a long time, and there’s no real reason for it, because it tastes delicious,” says Peter Giuliano, of the Specialty Coffee Association of America. Murray Carpenter for NPR Coffee lovers may have noticed a new …

Banana Matcha Green Tea ‘Ice Cream’

… grade is a fine option. And since the powder is intense, a little bit lasts a long time. My priority is sourcing from a supplier I trust. I find that buying a lower quality tea grade from a highly respected supplier gives me the best value for my dollar. You can use matcha in lattes, smoothies, baked goods such as muffins or pancakes, desserts, chia breakfast puddings, and of course, ice cream. My version of matcha green tea “ice cream” is an easy healthy-enough-for-breakfast take on the …

Matcha Green Tea Gives Flavorful Boost to Banana “Ice Cream” – ABC News

… it’s not cheap! And quality varies widely. Matcha aficionados will often buy high-end matchas (sometimes call “ceremonial grade”) for mixing into hot water and drinking straight. However, if you are using matcha for recipes such as this, then the more affordable “culinary” grade is a fine option. And since the powder is intense, a little bit lasts a long time. My priority is sourcing from a supplier I trust. I find that buying a lower quality tea grade from a highly …

Three Refreshing and Easy Iced Tea and Tea Cocktail Recipes | Sheena Brady

… without alcohol, though let’s face it: With summer on it’s heels, a little tea cocktail is the perfect sunny day indulgence. Yes, even before 5 p.m. rolls around. Like my favourite summer cottage saying goes, “Summer isn’t here for a long time, so let’s make it a good time.” 1. Fresh and Fruity Iced Green Tea When choosing a green tea to have over ice, generally opting for a sencha style (Japanese) green tea is most suitable. Unlike Chinese green tea, Japanese …

DALY: Chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon have botanical origins | Gwinnett Daily Post

… hand pollinated by workers to improve seedpod production – a labor-intensive process. The seed pods are four to eight inches long and ripen within nine months, eventually turning black with a strong aroma. ‘Vanilla’ is a Spanish word meaning long pod, referring to the plant’s elongated seedpod. Removing the vanilla extract takes a long time and is complicated, which makes it the second most expensive spice after saffron. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: …