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An unexpected alliance: Keemun, a black Chinese tea, and a sour cream grlazed donut from Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
A cup of Red Fujian tea, a rare Chinese black tea with an incredibly rich, full body.
My first chanoyu, or Japanese tea ceremony, at Cha-An in New York City: how to let go of the outside world, and truly absorb the moment.
...the shuttering of such a culinary bible makes the stinging slap of this recession feel fresh. I'm stunned as I look through the September issue
Matcha- powdered Japanese green tea- is one of the healthiest and most nourishing things you can consume.
As the first ripe fruit of the season, it deserves tribute: a cup of strawberry tea and a simple, fresh strawberry pie.
The Hong Kong Ding Dong- a green tea cupcake with homemade marshmallow filling, coated in bittersweet chocolate- from Bread & Chocolate Bakery in Newton, MA.
Forget the traditional gooey cake: German chocolate cookies are rich, studded with coconut and pecans, and even easier to eat.
Korean ginger tea is a bracing, spicy infusion, topped with simple pine nut garnish.
It's scientifically impossible to be in a bad mood when you sip such a luscious, soothing drink as coconut-Earl Grey hot chocolate.
To fully appreciate the differences between Japanese sencha teas, you need to slow down and concentrate on subtleties.
Iron Goddess tea, a fragrant, sweet Chinese oolong, is the base for a succulent stir-fry of tea-marinated tofu and mushrooms.
Matcha, or powdered green tea, is simple to make and even easier to fall in love with.
Green tea shortbread, quite possibly the most elegant and understated of cookies.
Grilled cheddar with apricot chutney: One bite of oozing, pungent cheese and chunky chutney together, and you'll see why salty needs sweet for each to shine.
The best tea for sickness: an ancient Indian concoction of fragrant ginger, cardamom and mint, tempered with a few spoonfuls of honey.
When it comes to flavored hot cocoa, white chocolate blends better with tea- dark chocolate dominates any tea it's paired it with, no matter how bold a brew on its own.
The ingredients for the best bar cookie ever made: heath bars and almonds.
Leelee chai is a Gujarati drink of smooth, malty Assam tea mixed with a vibrant floral kiss of lemongrass.
These muffins aren't cupcakes-disguised-as-breakfast- whose ubiquity here I still blame on the incomprehensible glorification of Sex and the City and Magnolia bakery.