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Matcha Float

 

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March 17 is just around the corner, and we’re already thinking green! Try our Matcha Float to celebrate the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day!

What You’ll Need:

1 ½ tablespoons Matcha Latte Mix
6 ounces hot water
1 16 ounce glass ice
2 tablespoons milk
3 scoops vanilla ice cream (or more to taste!)

Directions:

1. Blend the matcha with 2 ounces of the hot water, using a matcha whisk to smoothly incorporate the powder into the liquid.  If you don’t have a whisk, stir vigorously with a fork! Add the rest of the hot water and stir to mix.

2. Pour the matcha and water mixture over the ice.  Top with milk.

3. Spoon ice cream over the drink, stick in a straw and enjoy!

This cool and creamy drink is an alcohol-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth and join in this weekend’s festivities!  In case you do overindulge, though, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.  Our Hangover Helper will get you through Tuesday morning!

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Summer Tea-sicles by Tealish

We’ve been busy creating the ultimate in summer tea-treats: tea popsicles!

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How we did it:

Lavender, Honey & Lemon Tea-sicle

5 teaspoons Tibetan Wild Lavender in 6oz boiling water – Steep for 5 mins.

*add a few lavender flourets into the mix for added cute-factor

Stir in 2 Tablespoons Honey

Add approximately 2 teaspoons of Lemon Juice

Pour into your desired Popsicle mould and wait overnight!

Sweet and Sour Hibiscus Tea-sicle

Approximately 5 Organic Hibiscus Petals in 6oz of boiling water – Steep for 5 mins

*throw a petal or two into the mould for added cute factor

Stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar

Pour into desired Popsicle mould and wait overnight!

Matcha Green Tea-sicle

1 teaspoon of Matcha Latte Mix whisked into 6oz hot water

Once the mix is completely dissolved into water – Pour into desired Popsicle mould and wait overnight!

The options for these Tea-sicles are endless! Follow these yummy reciepes or create your very own Tealish tea-sicle!

Matcha Salad Dressing

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Happy 2013 tea lovers! Here at Tealish, we’re all getting into gear for a super healthy new year, and that means consuming as much tea as possible! With our new healthy resolutions in mind, we’ve come up with an antioxidant-packed matcha salad dressing recipe perfect for your next lunch, breakfast, dinner… you get the idea. This simple mixture combines the vitamins and minerals found in lemons and honey with the super powers of matcha green tea; matcha is known to support strong immunity, boost metabolism, raise energy and increase mental alertness! So why not take your healthy green salad up a notch with this delicious green dressing? You could even use it to make your weekly round of jar salads  to take with you to work!

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The Goods

Recipe inspired by Teaspoons and Petals

1 tsp of Tealish’s organic matcha

1  tablespoon hot water

1 tsp Leitch’s organic Ontario liquid honey

1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1 tsp grapeseed oil

Lemon juice from half a lemon

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The Method

1. Whisk matcha and hot water together in a small bowl. If you don’t have a matcha whisk, try a small metal whisk, milk frother or fork.

2. Stir in the honey until it melts. If you like a sweeter dressing, add a bit extra.

3. Add oil, salt, and lemon juice, stir and store for up to a week in the fridge.

*Enjoy with any salad you like: We love it on baby spinach with cherry tomatoes and cashews!

Vegan Matcha Sugar Cookie trees with royal icing!

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There’s nothing quite like the warm feelings the holiday season brings. Carols are in the air, families come together, and treats are everywhere. And really, what better to go with treats than tea? But we thought we could take this a bit further: why not use tea in our Christmas treats? We decided to use the gorgeous jade green of matcha to make our sugar cookies more festive naturally: behold, matcha sugar cookie trees! This recipe makes about four rolls you can stash in your fridge over the holidays for easy baking, and just to make them more shareable, they’re vegan too!  Enjoy them plain, topped with vegan matcha royal icing (like we did), and/or alongside our rich and creamy Matcha hot cocoa! You can even give an extra log or two away as gifts if you don’t eat them all first…

The Goods:

Adapted from Chez Bettay

5 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup almond milk (or any other milk substitute!)

1 Tablespoon organic vanilla

1 tub of earth balance soy-free buttery spread (whipped works great too!)

2 Tablespoons of Tealish’s Matcha latte mix

1 teaspoon of Tealish’s organic matcha powder (for an extra green colour)

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The Method:

1. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth using a hand mixer or stand mixer

2. Add baking powder and continue to mix until it’s well blended

3. Slowly add the milk alternative of your choice and your vanilla extract

4. In small parts, add the 5 cups of flour. mixing well before adding each cup. Stop mixer when all the flour is well mixed and a dough forms.

5. Roll the dough into logs, wrap in plastic and craft or parchment paper, and refrigerate until you’d like to bake (at least 30 minutes!) You can then simply cut the log for quick circle cookies, or go the extra mile and make shapes!

To Bake:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F

1. Roll out the dough on a clean surface lined with a bit of flour. Use cookie cutters to make shapes: we suggest green things, like trees, wreaths or holly!

2. Place shapes (or circles) on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

3. Bake for about ten minutes, or until the edges start to look just a bit crispy. Remove and cool… then get ready to ice!

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Icing:

When the cookies have cooled completely, ice them! We followed this super handy video by The Sweetest Vegan and simply added 1 heaping Tablespoon of matcha mix at the end to make it green! You can use other colours to decorate your trees with icing lights and tinsel, but we kept it minimal and natural.

Happy Holidays from the Tealish team!

Matcha Hot Cocoa

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Nothing warms us in the winter quite like a creamy cup of hot cocoa. Sadly, this hot bevvie isn’t usually the healthiest choice on the menu. With a bit of experimentation, we’ve come up with a simple recipe that combines the goodness of hot cocoa with the health benefits of matcha green tea!

The Goods:
1 tablespoon Tealish Matcha latte mix
1 tablespoon Organic cocoa powder from The Spice Trader
3 cups milk of your choice (we used True Almond’s vanilla almond milk)

The Method

1. Pour milk into a small saucepan. Warm on low heat.

2. Stir in matcha and cocoa. Use a whisk to dissolve the two powders into the milk as it warms up.

3. When the cocoa has all melted and the temperature is to your liking, remove from heat.

4. Serve in mugs with a peppermint stick and enjoy by a warm fireplace!

*Tip: add a drop or two of organic peppermint extract to add a little more holiday cheer to your bevvie!

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Happy Holiday Sippin’

Matcha Popcorn, as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Those living in Toronto are well aware the biggest movie week of the year is fast approaching! Try this ridiculously simple recipe for sweet and salty matcha popcorn just in time for TIFF, or at any movie night year round!

The Goods:

Freshly popped popcorn (microwave or the old fashioned way!)

Kosher Salt

Tealish’s matcha latte mix

Large paper bag (or microwave bag from popping)

The Method:

1. Put freshly popped popcorn into large brown paper bag

2. Combine 1 teaspoon salt with 1 tablespoon matcha in a small bowl or salt shaker

3. Pour matcha/salt mix onto bagged popcorn in small intervals, shaking the bag between to evenly coat the popcorn. Coat until you reach your desired matcha flavor level and enjoy!

2 Simple, Summer Matcha Recipes We Can’t Live Without!

We won’t lie, we’re picnic-ers. While many of our fellow urbanites may roll their eyes at that sentence, consider this: There is no better way to “escape” city living for just one day. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to do something fun! Just  pack up a blanket, a book and some goodies to eat and drink, then head out to a local park.

One of our favourite picnic flavours is matcha. The powdered green tea is incredibly useful for so much more than just making hot tea – as you’ll find below, with our favourite matcha treats. If you still aren’t on the picnic wagon, you can always come in to the Tealish Tea Cafe and we’ll make one of our famous matcha drinks for you!

So, why do we love these treats? Easy, they’re simple recipes that require very few ingredients. Also, the end results are more delicious, nutritious and cost effective than anything you’ll buy at the grocery store. Try to prove us wrong!  Bonus points go out to these recipes in particular because they’re energizing and preservative-free.

Easiest-Ever Matcha Ice Cream

1 cup cream

1 can preservative-free condensed milk. We like Eagle Brand.

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp Tealish Matcha Organic

1 tbsp hot water

Whisk the matcha powder into hot water using a matcha whisk. Put the matcha mixture, cream, condensed milk and vanilla extract into a blender or whisk by hand. Freeze mixture in a loaf pan. Once frozen, scoop mixture into a bowl for the final hand blend. Then, enjoy your delicious ice cream! You can also re-freeze after the final step (but ours never lives to see the freezer again). If you’re lactose intolerant, play around with these measurements using coconut milk! Adding coconut shavings will beef up your mixture and add great texture. Yum!

Matcha Lemonade

8 ounces hot water

1 tsp Tealish Matcha Organic

1/4 lemon, sliced for squeezing

1 glass filled with ice

Sweetener (optional)

Mint and/or lemon to garnish

Whisk the matcha powder into hot water. Squeeze the lemons into the mixture, tossing in one or two of the slices as garnish. Sweeten to taste. Pour over ice and sip! Good, right?


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