Jasmine & Rosebuds
Tea infused from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant is the world’s most popular beverage after water. The darker the tea, the more processing it has undergone, and the more processing, the more antioxidants are lost. White teas are made from buds and young leaves, which are steamed or fired, and then dried. The closest thing to fresh tea leaves, white tea retains the highest concentrations of catechin polyphenols, which research shows may help prevent cancer, lower blood cholesterol, and control high blood pressure.
Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and has been known to fight viruses and slow aging. Green tea aids in weight loss, reduces "bad" cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Green tea is widely used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. It even looks fresh and healthy! Green helps overweight people shed excess fat without side effects. It may help modulate calorie and fat burning through the sympathetic nervous system, the adrenal glands and specific nerve chemicals. Green tea shows fat-burning properties beyond those explained by its caffeine content.
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White tea latte
This is a most soothing & calming drink. White tea is very high in antioxidant content and very low in caffeine, making this a delightful and healthful indulgence! Steep 8 oz. MEDITATIVE MIND using 3 tsp tea leaves and water at 160°F for 3 minutes. Steam or Froth 4 oz. milk to twice its volume. Add tea concentrate to milk, and sweeten as desired. Makes two lattes.
Meditative Creme Brulée
This MEDITATIVE MIND–infused crème brulee is very delicate and aromatic treat. In the afternoon, it pairs well with MEDITATIVE MIND tea or Champagne. In the evening, it is wonderful with a sweet white Bordeaux, like Sauternes or Barsac.
INGREDIENTS: 3 cups heavy cream; 6 TBS sugar; 6 egg yolks; ¼ cup MEDITATIVE MIND tea concentrate (steep 2 TBS MEDITATIVE MIND loose leaves in ¼ cup boiling water for 5 minutes); ½ cup light brown sugar.
PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 325° F. Heat the cream in the top of a double boiler and stir in the sugar. Beat the egg yolks until light and very gradually pour the hot cream over them, stirring all the while. Stir in the tea concentrate. Pour the mixture into six ½ cup baking dishes. Place the dishes into a large pan filled to 1 inch height with hot water. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center of the crèmes comes out clean. Do not over-bake, as the crèmes will continue to cook themselves from retained heat after you remove them from the oven. Chill overnight. Before serving, cover the surface of each dish lightly with brown sugar. Set the dishes into the large pan again, this time filled with iced water and broil for less than a minute, just until the sugar is brown and melted. Serves: 6.