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Posts tagged “Tea

(Better than Starbucks) Iced Chai Latte

(Better than Starbucks) Iced Chai Latte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #iced #chai #latte #recipe

The classic Indian form of spiced tea, chilled … this is a creamy iced chai latte with extra flavor from whole ginger, anise, cloves and cinnamon sticks, sweetened with honey and stevia and topped with light whipped cream, a sprinkle of nutmeg and a little drizzle of caramel. I decided that in my Indian cooking […]


Product Review: lifebasics Organics tea

lifebasics Organic Teas ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #product #review

A bit ago, lifebasics Organics tea offered to ship me a case of their teas to sample and I promised to do a product review for them on my blog. It took me quite a while to get around to sampling these teas, though. It’s fall, so lighting is scarce for photos and my schedule is […]


Winter Apple Jack Tea

Winter Apple Jack Tea ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #comforting #hot #cocktail #recipe #skinny

A cozy, comforting adult beverage to help warm you through this winter season. It tastes much like spiked apple cider, but with fewer calories. I’ve been sipping on this apple tea on chilly autumn evenings as I’m working my way back to healthy after catching my daughter’s cold and since we seem to have plunged quickly from fall […]


St. Brendan’s Irish Cream Chai

Irish Cream Chai ~ Sumptuous Spoonfus #Hot #Tea #Cocktail

Do you ever wake up on a weekend morning, stumble into the kitchen for your morning beverage and discover that there is no milk in the house? If milk is not a requirement for your morning drink, then it’s not a big deal I suppose, but if you DO want milk and you happen to […]


Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread

Cinnamon Chai Banana Bread ~ A tea-lover's #banana bread #recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

An idea came upon me … I wanted to combine two of my most-loved culinary delights: chai and banana bread. For a bit, I pondered, how to do such a thing. Should I somehow steep a strong mixture of chai and add it to the bread? The answer that came to me was pure simplicity. […]


Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte

Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #coffee

This time of year, I crave peppermint mochas. I’m tempted to stop at Starbucks or Caribou every time I drive by one and I frequently allow myself this extra little indulgence especially when it gets bitter cold outside (and it has been REALLY cold this year!) I found myself planning my shopping trips with a short […]


Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins

Walnut Whole Wheat Pear Chai Muffins ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #muffin #recipe

Laced with chai, cinnamon, vanilla and chunks of sweet, juicy pear with the crunch of candied walnuts, these whole wheat muffins are a great way to start your day. Especially when you’re having a tough week. Last week was a hard one for us. My teenagers were both struggling with things and emotions and frustrations […]


Double Dark Chocolate Ginger Scones

Double Dark Chocolate Ginger Scones ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #chocolate #scone #recipe

If you have never had chocolate with ginger (not the powdered kind … I mean fresh or crystallized ginger root), you must try this. There is a market here in town called The Pomegranate Market. I went there for the first time over a lunch hour last week just because I was curious to see […]


Hot Brandy Rose

Hot Brandy Rose ~ A hot tea for bedtime from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Sometimes a recipe is so simple to make, I wonder whether it’s blog-worthy. But then I taste it and I think … how can I NOT share this? So if this seems a bit too simple to you or if you’re not a tea-lover or if you don’t care for the taste or smell of […]


Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea

Hot Sweet Brandied Citrus Tea ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls #hot #cocktail #recipe

A hot, relaxing cocktail made with herbal orange tea, brandy and kumquat syrup. The perfect nightcap on a cold winter’s night. I used to have a glass of wine before going to bed. It’s a habit that helps relax me so I can get to sleep faster. But one night I was chilled and decided […]


Vanilla Rose Vodka Iced Tea

Vanilla Rose Vodka Iced Tea

Hey, it’s Friday! Time for a cocktail … I’m using my roses and rosemary to make a beautiful cold beverage to cool me down on this hot summer night. And there is so much to celebrate! So many of my foodie friends are reaching 3k and 5k milestones and my page is up to 8,000 […]


Dandelion Flower Iced Tea

Dandelion Iced Tea

I’ve been eating my dandelions (from my chemical-free yard!) in salads lately, but wanted another fun way to use them. I saw some beautiful wild violet and dandelion lemonade that I also want to try, but I drink a lot of iced tea in the summertime and I thought, “why not put them in my […]


Make your Own Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte

with low-fat, non-dairy, and low-sugar options I have some friends from India that I met in California. Many years ago, they introduced me to chai tea–a sweet, milky drink spiced with exotic Indian spices–and it has since become a  necessity in my morning routine. Some people can’t start their day without coffee–I can’t start my […]

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