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Vegan Matcha-Banana Smoothie

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman Post a comment

This subtly sweet vegan smoothie makes the perfect summer breakfast: ultra-creamy with a hint of grassy green tea powder, it's delicious enough to double as dessert. More

Taste Test: Should I Use Filtered or Bottled Water for Tea?

Max Falkowitz 26 comments

Tea people always talk about how the quality of your water can affect the taste of your tea. What does that claim look like when you put it to the test? Should you bother making your tea with bottled or filtered water? More

The Tea Cup and the Dragon: Secrets of China's Favorite Green Tea

Max Falkowitz 9 comments

When outsiders try to learn about tea, they're usually stymied by the industry's mindboggling complexity, and a marketplace rife with misinformation and counterfeit product doesn't do much to help. That's why I've made the journey to one of China's tea capitals: to learn how and why this little leaf from a plain-looking shrub drives a whole economy wild. More

Simple Drinks: Baby Takes a Nap

Drinks Mira Evnine & Liz Clayman Post a comment

A simple and delightful cocktail made with chamomile tea, gin, and honey. More

Cookie Monster: Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

These crisp sugar cookies are flavored with citrusy Earl Grey tea leaves. More

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 7 comments

These sugar cookies are lightly crisp at the edges and flavored citrusy Earl Grey tea. More

Where to Drink Masala Chai in NYC

Drinks Devorah Lev-Tov 3 comments

You can find close-to-authentic chai in New York City if you know where to go. Here's our guide to the best options in Queens, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. More

Video: The True Tastes of Tea

New York James Boo 2 comments

When Theresa Wong experienced a Chinese tea ceremony for the first time, she hadn't considered "the difference between drinking tea and tasting tea." Five years later, the former insurance saleswomanguides customers through tastings at a small gourmet tea shop for a living. More

Where to Buy Tea in New York City

Drinks The Serious Eats Team 7 comments

While we watch a new generation of international tea-cafe chains move into the landscape, we thought it was also time to take stock of a few great spots in the city to pick up teas of all kinds. More

Afternoon Tea at The Langham in River North

Chicago Amber Gibson 2 comments

While the food and ambiance are wonderful, it's the service that's most memorable. Even if I had been wearing my drab snow boots I bet they would have treated me just as warmly. More

The Fine Feller Cocktail

Serious Eats Nick Guy 2 comments

This recipe from bartender Daniel Hyatt finally gives you a way to work pine needles into your cocktail routine. It's essentially iced tea with a kick, offering well-balanced sweetness and subtle evergreen flavor. Christmas trees, beware! More

Afternoon Tea at Atwood Cafe

Chicago Amber Gibson 1 comment

Just for the holidays, Atwood Cafe is offering an afternoon tea menu, so stop by before year-end if you want to check it out. More

Gift Guide: For the Tea Lover

Drinks Liz Clayton 2 comments

We've hand-picked (get it?) five lovely gifts for the tea-inclined person on your list. More

Wake and Bake: Earl Grey Lemon Muffins

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 3 comments

I drink Earl Grey almost every day, and over a recent cup I decided to use it in my baked goods rather than alongside it. More

Tea, Dumplings, Noodles, and More: Snapshots From Taipei

Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

An edible tour through Taipei, with everything from stinky tofu to lunch bargains at Robouchon. More

What Are You Drinking, Steven Smith?

Drinks Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

If you've had teas from Stash or Tazo, you know the work of our interview subject today. We chat with the founder of Steven Smith Teamaker about the tea business, where it's going, and how to go about learning about tea. More

Tea Wing: A Source for Premium Matcha

Drinks Kathy YL Chan 4 comments

Tea Wing carries a select range of Japanese teas (the owner personally goes to source in Japan each harvest), and matcha is their signature product. I visited the Tea Wing headquarters for a taste, and their offerings were easily best matcha I've tasted in US. More

3 Iced Tisanes to Make at Home with Fresh Herbs

Drinks Autumn Giles 1 comment

Like a tea made without tea leaves, a tisane is made by infusing fresh herbs in hot water. Here are three flavor combinations that I'm really into right now, all served on ice for warm-weather sipping. More

Mint Shiso Tisane

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 1 comment

With hints of fennel and also a spicy note, like cinnamon, shiso adds complexity to the classic, cooling mint tea. More

Lemon Balm Lavender Tisane

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, but its bright, lemony scent is immediately recognizable and makes a super-refreshing iced tisane. More

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