Over the past few weeks we’ve been having fun with all our new summer flavors, experimenting and creating new recipes. We can’t wait to share them with you in a series of posts!
First up: Savannah’s Lemon Meringue. This delicate, creamy, sun-kissed lemon green tea immediately inspired a number of ideas – and we haven’t yet tried them all. But here are two of our favorites so far.
- Tea-infused Whipped Cream – We’ve used all kinds of flavors to make tea-infused whipping cream, and this one definitely ranks as one of our all-time favorites. The lemon flavor is so light, it feels like you’re eating lemony clouds! It makes a great topping for a cake or a dish of sliced strawberries (or just eating straight from the bowl).
- Lemon Asparagus – If you’ve attended one of our cooking classes, you’ve likely heard the story of Alan’s failed first attempt at steaming asparagus in tea. (In case you haven’t … he used mint tea & it was horrible!) But one thing it proved was that the flavor fully infuses throughout the vegetable. So for years, we’ve tried to come up with a winning flavor for asparagus. Now we’ve found it! While you get a hint of citrus, it’s not an in-your-face flavor, and the asparagus turns out incredibly tender.
So in addition to enjoying that tall glass of ice-cold Savannah’s Lemon Meringue this summer, take some time to try ideas that incorporate it into your recipes. You’ll be glad you did!
What we used to make & serve this recipe:
This classic device is a must for every kitchen. It’s simple and easy to use, and while we have more than one, we love this silicone style. Steaming gives a pure, fresh flavor that retains more nutrients than other cooking methods. And the best part is that no oil or fat is needed – simply add your favorite tea (or water) and steam veggies on medium heat until tender (usually less than 10 minutes).