Spring has sprung and there’s no better time to try new recipes — either as a dessert for yourself, a thoughtful gift for a friend or neighbour, or to serve at a future event. Amica residents get together regularly to socialize at tea-themed parties and seasonal events and indulge their passion for lifelong learning at culinary workshops at our residences. To take these to the next level, Kaylea Botting — a third-generation baker, tea aficionado and communications specialist at Amica — developed recipes infused with Metz Tea, a premium whole-leaf tea available at all Amica residences.
“At Amica tea parties, residents and team members dress up and wear fancy hats and jewelry, and some even bring their own special teacups,” says Botting. “When enjoying a recipe with tea in it, they’re really trying to pinpoint the flavours — almost like a wine tasting.”
How tea adds depth to recipes
Tea-infused recipes add complexity and sophistication to traditional baked goods and drinks.
“Tea is very on-trend again, and people are interested in different ways of using it,” says Hannah Vandergrift, Flavorist at The Metropolitan Tea Company, with whom we partnered to supply Amica residents with its exceptional line of Metz Tea. “It also feels original to try unique tea-infused cocktails and simple syrups.”
Tea-infused recipes to try
- Salted Caramel Scones Recipe
- London Fog Sugar Cookies Recipe
- Strawberry Kiwi Hard Iced-Tea Drink Recipe
Also, make our Mini Frosted Tea Cakes Recipe to serve with tea or at a special occasion.
The many benefits of tea
Enjoying a soothing cup of tea has always been a calming ritual, but now research suggests that certain tea varieties can also boost your immune system and stave off illness.
“Tea is having a comeback, but it’s been used for centuries to treat ailments like indigestion and nausea, for example,” says Botting. “Metz has a whole category of blends called Functional Teas with ingredients known to have health benefits.”
Read Putting health boosting tea on the menu to find out more.
Try a new twist on tea
Are you preparing edible gifts or a menu for a socially distanced brunch, afternoon tea, shower, birthday or a Mother’s Day celebration? Be sure to try our tasty Mini Frosted Tea Cakes, London Fog Sugar Cookies, Salted Caramel Scones and Strawberry Kiwi Hard Iced Tea Drink (see links above). Plus, get more ideas to show you care on Mother’s Day and beyond, and follow Amica on social media to be inspired by our seasonal and culinary events
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