Lemon Quinoa Salad

Cooking quinoa in tea gives it a new flavour & provides an extra boost of antioxidants. A little preparation ahead of time is needed to make the tea but is well worth it. 2 cups Lemon Chiffon Rooibos Tea (4 tsp. of TEA steeped in 2 1/4 cups boiling water until cool. Strain and measure […]

Make your Matcha like a pro!

When making Matcha in a traditional style, it helps to have the right tools. At Distinctly Tea, you can get everything you need to make your Matcha the way it’s supposed to be made. Whisks and scoops (pictured) are always available, as are a variety of different Matcha bowls. 🍵 #japanesematcha #matchalatte #matchagreentea #matcharecipes #matchacake […]

Smoky Potato Leek Soup

3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 leeks (use the white & light green parts) thinly sliced 1 rib of celery and 1 carrot 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Yukon gold Potatoes (2 lbs.) peeled and chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong ( 10 […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread is really just a basic table bread to serve with soup or stews. This recipe has both regular and whole wheat flour but one could just use the regular flour instead. Don’t knead the bread or handle it too much or the bread will become tough. I have replaced the buttermilk with […]

Breakfast Tea Collection

Irish Breakfast tea is a popular tea found in many tea cupboards. Most “breakfast teas” are made by blending different types of black teas together. Tea leaves from different areas such as India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Sumatra, China and Java are blended to create the perfect blend. These teas tend to have more of a […]

Mighty Matcha!

March is the time to go green! Lots of people have discovered the great taste and health benefits of green tea, but fewer have ventured into the realm of matcha. Matcha is a powdered form of green tea. The tea, mostly cultivated in Japan, is grown under special canopies to encourage the tea to produce […]