Preparing for the Boston Tea Party

We are preparing for the Boston TeaParty.nu on December 16 in Gothenburg city. Please stay tuned for an invitation via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

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Palle Frid Svensson with TeaParty.nu cap

The tea party will start at 6 PM CET with a welcome drink (“sparkling tea”) and time for social intercourse (mingle). Around 6:30 PM, we will make a toast to the Sons and Daughters of Liberty.

Since women often purchased consumer goods for the home, the Daughters of Liberty became instrumental in upholding the boycott, particularly where tea was concerned.

http://www.ushistory.org/us/10b.asp

After the toast we will talk about the historical event in Boston and then we will have our own version of “afternoon” (high) tea with a mix of scones, tea sandwiches and Xmas treats, e.g., ginger biscuits. During eating and talking, you will have the opportunity to participate in a fun quiz about Boston and tea. The winners will win tea related prizes.

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Martin Lindeskog with TeaParty.nu cap

At 7:30 PM we will announce the winners of the quiz and tell you about our plans for future events. We will then end the tea party and continue the partying at some other place, e.g. a beer cellar, drinking (Samuel Adams) beer…

Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Samuel Adams Honey Porter

Preparing for the Boston Tea Party0Martin Lindeskog2011-11-27 03:30:35We are preparing for the Boston TeaParty.nu on December 16 in Gothenburg city. Please stay tuned for an invitation via email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twit…

Measuring Tea

Do you have a smart way of measuring tea?

Measuring Tea
Photo by Linus Hammarstrand.

Measuring Tea0Martin Lindeskog2011-10-10 23:55:22Do you have a smart way of measuring tea?

Measuring Tea & Water in Brewing Tea — powered by ehow

Photo by Linus Hammarstrand….

Camellia Sinensis

Do you have photos of the Camellia sinensis plant?

Theaceae
Theaceae. Tea – Caméllia Sinénsis.

Camellia Sinensis0Martin Lindeskog2011-08-09 15:19:31Do you have photos of the Camellia sinensis plant?

Theaceae. Tea – Caméllia Sinénsis….

Maccha Cake

I thought we should continue the Matcha thread, so here is a recipe for a cake with Matcha and Sencha green tea. The author of Tea, Exotic Flavors and Aromas, Lydia Gautier, has used the “Maccha” spelling, so I will stick with this in this post. You could find the instructions for the recipe on page 32 (The Tea of Scholars: A Fresh, Plant Liquor). The recipe is invented by Tea Master Kazuyo Ishii-Coineau of the Chajin tea salon in Paris.

Maccha Cake (serves 6)

  • 3/4 ounce / 20 grams of Maccha (Ryori)
  • 5 ounces / 140 grams of superfine sugar
  • 2 good teaspoons of Sencha tea
  • 3 1/2 ounces / 100 grams of butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3 ounces / 80 grams of wheat flour
  • 1 teaspon of baking power
  • 1 pinch of salt

Do you have a recipe with Maccha?

Maccha Cake0Martin Lindeskog2011-07-24 15:21:58I thought we should continue the Matcha thread, so here is a recipe for a cake with Matcha and Sencha green tea. The author of Tea, Exotic Flavors and…

Janine’s energy boosting matcha drink

It’s Saturday Tea Party, today featured by Janine Quatrevingt and her energy boosting matcha drink.

Janine says that she and her husband:

were inspired by a tapioca tea drink in the China District of Manhattan. Matcha powder itself is very interesting. In addition to plentiful antioxidants there is something in the tea which provides a consistant energy boost (unlike the caffeine spike from coffee) – elevating your mood and energy levels as you go through the day. The ginger touch was our own, but the rest was a re-creation of the tapioca drink.

Janine and her coworkers are drinking this beverage every morning to keep up their energy boost through out the day.
Janine's pack shot
(Photo by: Janine Quatrevingt)

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon green tea matcha powder (ie big spoonful)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or vanilla essence… the real kind!)
1 tablespoon honey (temper to taste)
1 tablespoon fresh crushed ginger (optional)
1 pint soymilk
1 tablespoon water at room temperature
crushed ice

Instructions:
Make a paste with matcha, vanilla paste, honey and water. Add the ginger and stir in the
soymilk. Add crushed ice to two tall glasses and pour matcha mixture on top. Drink and
enjoy! Alternatively throw all ingredients into a really good blender for a lovely matcha-ccino.

I look forward to upcoming recipes in the future from my dear foodie friend Janine.

Below is our process of making the drink:

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The ingredients

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Matcha tea
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Stirring

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Cheers!

You can see all pictures taken during the process here.

The green drink tasted great and we recommend it as a power starter in the morning!

Do you think Popeye would like it?

Janine’s energy boosting matcha drink0Palle Frid Svensson2011-07-24 16:25:17It’s Saturday Tea Party, today featured by Janine Quatrevingt and her energy boosting matcha drink.

Janine says that she and her husband:
were ins…

Monday Open Thread Post

We want to create an open thread conversation post as a great start of the week. Please read Martin Lindeskog’s post, Favorite Tea, on GOT-Tea-Party.com and then share your favorite tea in the comment section.

Monday Open Thread Post0teapartynu2011-06-07 01:27:34We want to create an open thread conversation post as a great start of the week. Please read Martin Lindeskog’s post, Favorite Tea, on GOT-Tea-Party.c…