14 Ways to Have Your Tea and Eat It Too

November  6, 2015

Black tea has my heart—but it's torn in two, and each half has a name: one is chai, the other Earl Grey. In honor of these two favorites (as well as my other miscellanous tea cravings)—here are 14 tea-rrific tea-based sweets, proving once and for all we can have our cake tea and eat it too:

Team Earl Grey

Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles Two Ways by kangarhubarb 

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earl grey vanilla bean truffles


Earl Grey Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl by NakedBeet 

earl grey ice cream


Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom, and Orange Zest by chez danisse 

rhubarb with earl grey


Earl Grey Infused Blender Chocolate Mousse by kangarhubarb 

earl grey chocolate mousse


Team Chai

Kabocha Vanilla Chai Ice Cream by Courtney Pollock

kabocha vanilla chai ice cream


Chai-Spiced Monkey Bread by Yossi Arefi

chai-spiced monkey bread


Chai-Spiced Porridge with Stewed Apples by Kristin

chai-spiced porridge


Chai Masala Pumpkin Pie by Tara O'Brady

chai masala pupkin pie


Earl Grey or chai not your cup of tea? Here are some other tea recipes to try

Darjeeling Tea Pain Perdu with Condensed Milk Butter by Aliwaks

darjeeling tea pain perdu


Vanilla Rooibos Tea Cookies by Rivka

vanilla rooibos tea cookies


Thai Tea Ice with Sweet Milk by Alice Medrich

thai tea ice


Green Tea Walnuts by ieatthepeach

green tea walnuts 

Chamomile Lemon Cupcakes with Honey Buttercream Frosting by littleaccidentsinthekitchen

chamomile lemon cupcakes


Sweet Tea Cookies by TheRunawaySpoon

sweet tea cookies

Are you a tea fan, too? What do you like to make with tea (other than a cuppa)?

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Lauren November 8, 2015
Oh my goodness - well, being so fortunate as to own Mizuba Tea Co (found in Food52's shop), I bake with Matcha all day every day. Matcha chia seed pudding, matcha salad dressing, matcha shortbread...we have a Matcha hummus recipe on our website...! (http://www.mizubatea.com/blogs/tea-cuisine)

But - I've also made Earl Grey tea biscuits very similarly to the Rooibos listed above.

Very fond of using Lapsang Souchong as well! In breads, glazed on meats...The smokey flavor is a wonderful, natural, delicious addition to many dishes.
Jennifer November 6, 2015
My favorite baked good with tea is actually the Red Rooibos + Gala Apple Bread I found on this site (a total crowdpleaser!). I also love matcha shortbread.
Gabi B. November 6, 2015
So many options! That rooibos apple bread recipe looks amazing, it is on my must-try list. Matcha shortbread is my go-to!!! I must make it so often that it didn't even occur to me to include :)