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Delicious Green Tea Desserts

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Matcha powder is a vibrant ingredient to use. You can prepare it the traditional way with a bamboo whisk and a tea bowl to brew a strong cup of green tea (to reap the health benefits). Or, you could make desserts to fix your sweet tooth!Green tea panna cotta This dessert screams 'creamy' and light with a good flavor of green tea. The texture is sli

Teaspoons at the Table: Matcha Green Tea & Orange Blossom Tapioca

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A few weeks ago, I discovered the simple beauty of a homemade treat: milk oolong, honey & rose water tapioca. There was something so very satisfying about spending an hour in the kitchen sipping tea and handcrafting a simple sweet delight.Craving the comforting sip of a matcha latte one evening, I decided to remix my first tea tapioca with a bit of

Modern (And Often Boozy) Takes On Iced Tea

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In between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, June has its very own reason to celebrate -- it's National Iced Tea Month! Okay, so it's not exactly postage stamp material, but come summertime, iced tea is essential to keeping cool. And while steeping up a batch after batch of summery sun tea still quenches, we've rounded up a handful of cocktail a

Tea Recipes: Other Ways To Use Green, Black And Matcha (PHOTOS)

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We usually think of tea in two specific ways: as a warming cup of hot tea, or a cool, refreshing glass of iced tea. But tea can lend its aromatic and tannic qualities to all kinds of dishes, so let's stop relegating it only to a cup of boiling water. There are more varieties of tea on earth than we can count, which is what makes it such a versatile

Blossoms Afar - Matcha Almond Cookies

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I always long for the cherry blossoms season in D.C., and better yet, Japan. The magnificent carpet of pink is the most convincing sign of Spring's arrival. Fortunately, even the photos of cherry blossoms are breath taking, cause there's a sniffling catch for many of us -- spring allergies. So, as I continue to admire the cherry blossoms from afar

A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

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I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite. I drank it perhaps a couple of times a year, usually against my will. But since coming

Apple Buys Matcha, Possibly In An Attempt To Make Your TV More Awesome

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Imagine sitting down in front of your TV and seamlessly searching -- and surfing between -- Netflix, HBO Go, iTunes and live TV, all without switching apps or inputs. A similar feature is already expected in the next-generation Xbox, and it could be part of what Apple is attempting with its recent acquisition of a small Silicon Valley-based tech st

Great Design Made to Measure: Please Be Seated

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Sketches by Barbara Barry, photographed by David Meredith From morning to night the design of our chairs, tables, beds, sofas and desks provide comfort, reflect personal style, and enhance our quality of life. A bed completes the cycle of a day. Chairs foster productivity at work. A table serves as a center for socializing. These designed objects i

This Couple's Biggest Adventure Began When They Switched From Coffee To Green Tea

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David Mandelbaum and Jessica Lloyd were completely exhausted. They had a happy marriage and successful careers in New York City, but the long hours they logged in the entertainment and finance industries, respectively, left them with very little energy.So, like any burned out, overworked professionals, they turned to coffee. But instead of getting

Decoding Delicious: Why Your Food Tastes So Good

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I was joyfully sitting at a beach-side restaurant on the Mayan Riviera enjoying my meal. I was with my 11-year-old nephew when I pointed out the pleasures one can have from delicious food."But what makes food delicious?" he asked naively. Interestingly enough, this was one of those rare instances that I had the answer in my back pocket.From years o

What's The Deal With Matcha, Anyway?

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If you're all about your local coffee shop, you've probably noticed a new menu item in recent months. It seems like matcha lattes, matcha desserts and matcha smoothies are everywhere these days, and their vibrant green hue is being documented all over Instagram.So, what makes this specific form of green tea so special? Let's take a closer look. Ins

Matcha Dessert Recipes That Are As Beautiful As They Are Delicious

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Impressively beautiful desserts often sacrifice flavor for aesthetics. Take wedding cakes for example: The mere height and structure of them makes it so that wedding cakes can't afford to be soft and moist, as any cake worth eating should be. It makes you think that you really can't have it all. Until matcha. In the case of matcha desserts, beauty

So What Is Dandelion Coffee, Anyway?

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Dandelion coffee is on the rise. It's been compared to matcha, it's a staple at a super trendy L.A. cafe and some nutrition experts have replaced their morning cup of coffee with it ... or at least added it to the mix.So what's the deal with this magical-sounding floral coffee? Read on. What it is: Dandelion coffee is a caffeine-free, instant cof

One For The Table: Teaspoons At The Table: Matcha Green Tea & Orange Blossom Tapioca

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A few weeks ago, I discovered the simple beauty of a homemade treat: milk oolong, honey & rose water tapioca. There was something so very satisfying about spending an hour in the kitchen sipping tea and handcrafting a simple sweet delight.Craving the comforting sip of a matcha latte one evening, I decided to remix my first tea tapioca with a bit of

Imbibe: Modern (And Often Boozy) Takes On Iced Tea

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In between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, June has its very own reason to celebrate -- it's National Iced Tea Month! Okay, so it's not exactly postage stamp material, but come summertime, iced tea is essential to keeping cool. And while steeping up a batch after batch of summery sun tea still quenches, we've rounded up a handful of cocktail a

Ken Leung: Admire Cherry Blossoms From Afar With Matcha Almond Cookies

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I always long for the cherry blossoms season in D.C., and better yet, Japan. The magnificent carpet of pink is the most convincing sign of Spring's arrival. Fortunately, even the photos of cherry blossoms are breath taking, cause there's a sniffling catch for many of us -- spring allergies. So, as I continue to admire the cherry blossoms from afar

Sanjay Surana: A Ritual of Refreshing Restraint

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I went to my first Japanese tea ceremony today. Actually, it was my first tea ceremony, period. Big whoop, you might think, except that six months ago I would have balked at such an opportunity. Before moving to Singapore last year, I was an avowed anti-tea-ite. I drank it perhaps a couple of times a year, usually against my will. But since coming

A Hint At How Apple Will Make TV More Awesome

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Imagine sitting down in front of your TV and seamlessly searching -- and surfing between -- Netflix, HBO Go, iTunes and live TV, all without switching apps or inputs. A similar feature is already expected in the next-generation Xbox, and it could be part of what Apple is attempting with its recent acquisition of a small Silicon Valley-based tech st

Anneli Rufus: 20 Formerly Bizarre Foreign Foods That You Should Pretend You Already Knew About

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Remember when almost nobody outside Asia had ever heard of sriracha? Well, now it comes pre-mixed with mayo. And remember those years before everything tasted like wasabi and chai? Wait, you don't? Which currently exotic foreign foods will next be "discovered," soon to surface in every American cocktail and candy bar?Gochujang: A Korean staple for

Ken Carbone: Great Design Made to Measure: Please Be Seated

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Sketches by Barbara Barry, photographed by David Meredith From morning to night the design of our chairs, tables, beds, sofas and desks provide comfort, reflect personal style, and enhance our quality of life. A bed completes the cycle of a day. Chairs foster productivity at work. A table serves as a center for socializing. These designed objects i
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