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Drinks & Eats These sweet-tart peachy pops are the ideal summer refreshment!

Summertime Tea Popsicles

Sara Shacket

On a scorching summer day sometimes a chilly glass of iced tea just isn't enough to beat the heat. We need tea in frozen form! Sara Shacket recently began to experiment with making tea popsicles. With each bite they create a little bubble of instant refreshment.

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Drinks & Eats It's Beer O'Clock Somewhere

Tea Meets Beer

Missy Sheehan

Is it tea time or beer thirty? If you enjoy a frosty mug of beer just as much as a relaxing cuppa, then you might answer "both" when you try a tea-infused beer. A number of craft beer breweries around the world have been experimenting with adding tea to their brews in recent years...

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Drinks & Eats Iced Tea Martini

Tea for Spirits: The New World of Tea and Alcohol

Taylor Cowan

Tea: the infusion of dried leaves into water. It is as we've always understood it to be, a decoction of the tea plant into hot liquid. But when you take the leaves of the tea plant (or an herb, spice, root etc.) and place them into something other than water, say, a spirit such as vodka, you open a pandora's box of possibility.

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Drinks & Eats The ultimate gift of love

Chocolate and Tea: Contemporary Valentine's Gifts

Heather Edwards

The luxury and elegance of chocolate make it a natural for gift-giving all-year round, but especially on the day of love, February 14th. Although it's mostly custom, even scientists admit there's something to chocolate's naturally-occurring chemicals, serotonin and phenylethylamine, that increase the feelings of excitement and energy and heighten the sensations of love and romance.

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Drinks & Eats Coconut Pouchong Mojito

Mojitea Time

Wendi Freeman

Around this time every year, I start thinking of new ideas for homemade treats to bring as hostess gifts for holiday parties or giving to friends and neighbors. It's difficult to bake for everyone because of specific dietary needs, but I've discovered tea infused vodka or gin is a hit!

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Drinks & Eats Delectable holiday dishes

Enjoying Thanksgivukkah Without the 5-Pound Gain

Diana Rosen

Whatever it's called during this significant year, the Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah, has the unique position to begin Wednesday, November 27, and end December 5, making the first day of this holiday the same as American Thanksgiving Day, November 28. So, the dilemmas begin: latkes (potato pancakes) instead of stuffing? Donuts instead of pumpkin pie? Or, have them all?

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Drinks & Eats Gathering ingredients

Rose Tea Cake by an English Rose

Charlotte Heather Wall

As an English Rose, I do love a cup of tea- especially alongside a plate of biscuits to dunk, a slice of toast laden with homemade marmalade or a piece of delicious cake. I have always liked the idea of tea loaf and teacake, but sought to recreate the recipe with no fruit added. After searching high and low for a decent recipe with no such luck, I (in)fused two recipes of my own.

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Drinks & Eats Raspberry iced tea popsicles

Delicious Recipes for Summer Desserts and Drinks

Diana Rosen

The iced tea popsicle is so simple to make and, with all the choices of ice cube shapes and sizes, you can really have fun with this. You may even make Arnold Palmer popsicles, which combine lemonade with iced tea. Arnold Palmers are refreshing, great for kids or adults, and if you want to spike yours with liquor, it accommodates that, too. In other words, the perfect summer party drink is the Arnold Palmer!

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Drinks & Eats Matcha Ice Cream

Pastry Chefs Exhibit Versatili-tea in the Kitchen

Robert Schmelter

Chefs - particularly those in big cities - are known for pushing the envelope when it comes to using ingredients in ways they were never meant to be used. You just have to tune into Iron Chef - where you'll see sardine-flavored ice cream, or coffee-crusted rib eye - to see these culinary mad scientists at work creating new ways to look at food and the use of ingredients.

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Drinks & Eats Firefly

Are you there Vodka? It's me, Tea

Robert Schmelter

In the post post-modern 21st Century, as more and more art forms and genres undergo mash ups, mixes, and various other blends and permutations – and the culinary world sees its own shake up, as various ethnic traditions collide, deconstruct, and reform in new and exciting ways – so, too, has the tradition of tea been ushered into the new millennium.

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Drinks & Eats Fujian Baroque black tea

Tea and Fine Food Pairings

Christine Rillo

If staying in for Valentine's Day is in your plans this year, why not treat you and your loved ones to a special tasting menu of fine foods prepared at home paired with some spectacular teas from Adagio? Read about some great teas and what foods they'll make a perfect match with for both your savory and sweet dishes.

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Drinks & Eats Firefly

Tea and Spirits

Christine Rillo

Make your holidays a bit merrier! Explore a range of new tea-infused liquor products to make your holiday entertaining a bit more unique. Website information to where to purchase, recipes, and other teas.

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Drinks & Eats Cheese Spread

Tea and Cheese

Christine Rillo

An unexpected but fun pairing; great for entertaining! Read this handy guide on how to host your own tea and cheese pairing. A primer on cheeses and what teas pair well with them, and other tips to host a successful party.

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Drinks & Eats view Ceylon Ravioli

Think Outside the Cup: Cooking with Tea

Chris Cason

As a self-proclaimed chef and aficionado of all things culinary, I am always looking for new recipes, different flavors and fresh ideas. One night, while pondering the nightly question, "what's for dinner?" over a cup of tea, I was struck with inspiration. Looking into my steaming brew, I had a revolutionary idea: tea... in food.

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Drinks & Eats Teapot and Cups

Tea Party Recipes

Diana Rosen

Any occasion is a perfect occasion to celebrate with a tea party, whether it's for your sweetie pie, your family, or your best friends. It can be simple or elaborate, American or English (or totally international) with only one caveat: Serve the best tea you can afford!

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Drinks & Eats Cooking with Tea

Cooking with Tea

Diana Rosen

Cooking with tea is as old as the history of tea itself. Fruits and spices continue their historical position of flavor enhancers for tea as a beverage and in cooking: Lychee or osmanthus (an orange relative) in Chinese teas; cherry in Japanese greens; garam masala, the heady combination of aromatics such as cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, nutmeg, and lemongrass, in east Indian teas.

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Drinks & Eats Pairing Teas with Foods

Pairing Teas with Foods

Diana Rosen

Exploring the world of connoisseur-level teas is as intoxicating as that other beverage: Wine. For wine lovers, the current fashion is not to insist that whites pair up with poultry nor drink only reds with meat. This has led to many adventuresome pairings and new taste sensations.

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