Here in Colorado, at the Cusa Tea world headquarters, it's hard to miss the signs of fall. The temperature has begun to drop for the first time after an unusually hot summer, and the leaves are changing colors so fast it sometimes feels like you'll miss them if you blink. It's the time of year when locals and tourists drive through the mountains to catch the most picturesque views of fall foliage, especially through aspen glens, their bright yellow leaves making their presence known in one last hurrah before withering up for the winter.
It's also the time of year when we start hearing about and seeing pumpkin spice everywhere - to the dread or delight of some. While we don't doubt the yumminess of a good pumpkin spice anything, we'd like to present our own fall spice offering. Our newest flavor, Spicy Chai Premium Instant Tea, is so much more than a tea powder.
Cusa Tea's innovative Cold Steep Technology is so gentle, the full aroma, flavor and antioxidants of tea are retained. When it comes to our Chai, which is a well-crafted blend of Organic Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Black Pepper, the bite and body of its spices remains intact. That translates to a spicy and soothing ginger tickle in the back of the throat, and reminders of holiday time in the essence of clove.
Even better, we don't include any preservatives, sugars or dairy in our teas, meaning you get a versatile, clean spicy chai blend you can use to create a foundation to just about any drink or recipe you can imagine. Our tea powder can also be crafted into cocktails, swirled with froth for a spicy latte, and baked into food - all while retaining the full spice and flavor of Chai Tea.
To get in the mood for fall food, we did a little experimenting and came up with recipe below. Let us know what you think!
Yield: 16-22 muffins
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Inspired by recipes that use matcha, we asked - will our green tea offer a robust flavor profile, especially in a slightly sweet dessert? The answer is yes! The subtle green tea flavor comes through nicely and is complemented by the cardamom.