Tea for You: Blending Custom Teas to Savor and Share

Tea for You: Blending Custom Teas to Savor and Share

by Tracy Stern
     
 

A cup of tea has been esteemed for centuries as the perfect way to relax in the company of good friends. Tea for You shares tips and ideas for creating personalized moments of delicious indulgence by making your very own customized teas to savor and share.

Tracy Stern knows everything there is to know about tea. A worthy guide, she breaks down the myriad

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A cup of tea has been esteemed for centuries as the perfect way to relax in the company of good friends. Tea for You shares tips and ideas for creating personalized moments of delicious indulgence by making your very own customized teas to savor and share.

Tracy Stern knows everything there is to know about tea. A worthy guide, she breaks down the myriad options and explores the flavor profiles of tea, from black and oolong to green and white teas, as well as those of herbal teas, spices, and botanicals. Once you’ve chosen your ingredients, learn how to design signature blends for friends, family, or just for you by using Tracy’s simple and creative ideas. Balance out smoky Earl Grey with floral chamomile, or mix cleanly flavored white tea with dried lavender and rose. Learn about the health benefits of ingredients such as guarana so you can better specialize your brew.

When it comes to uses for tea, Tracy’s creativity blossoms into a wide range of inspirations. Discover tea-oriented recipes, such as Mint Tea Cookies Dipped in Chocolate, Chai Tea Scones, Red Tea and Rose Petal Popsicles, and even Green Tea Popcorn. Also included are relaxing spa and beauty treatments, such as bath blends and foot soaks that pamper your body as they invigorate your senses.

Steeped in beautiful photographs and winning gift ideas, Tea for You unlocks the secret delights of giving and enjoying the luxury of lovely hand-blended teas.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307450807
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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Orange Blossom-Vanilla Oolong Tea
Makes enough for one hundred 6 o 8 ounce cups

Oolong tea combines the deep flavors of black tea with the grassy tang of green tea. It blends very well with flower petals and herbs and is strong enough to be used twice in brewing.
*Add slivers of dried orange peel, if desired, to this aromatic mix.

   • 8 ounces oolong tea leaves
   • 4 tablespoons dried orange blossoms
   • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped, pod and seeds dried overnight

In a 16-ounce glass jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the tea leaves with the orange blossoms and dried vanilla seeds and pod. Shake well to combine, and store for 1 week in a dry, dark place. Use boiling water to brew the tea, and let steep for 2 to 3 minutes.

Meet the Author

TRACY STERN is the face of tea. Through her successful global company SALONTEA, Stern sells gourmet, hand-rolled teas and beauty products made with tea in boutiques and specialty stores around the world as well as on her website, www.tracystern.com. Stern and her tea products have been featured in many media outlets, including NBC, ABC, TLC, Food Network, Elle Decor, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and O, the Oprah Magazine. In addition, she is known for hosting tea parties with celebrity guests for such events as magazine-sponsored parties, prominent social club meetings, and Martha Stewart Living radio. She lives in New York City.

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