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Tea Blends Contest #1 June 23, 2008

Filed under: Tea Blending Contest — steveartoftea @ 6:21 am
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Ok, so you think you got what it takes to blend an immaculate iced tea? Try your hand at creating an iced tea that is fitting to quench even the toughest critic in this summer heat.

So here are the rules of the game. Submit your recipe in the comment section on this post and the winner gets not only mentioned on this blog but the opportunity to have the clout of an amazing recognized iced tea , win a prize for the month and will also have the opportunity to invite others to purchase the tea they created for a limited time. Limit one blend per blender/company per contest. Which means you can submit again the next contest around which will be updating and changing seasonally. That’s it! There are the rules. I am sure many of you have some amazing ideas and if you dont yet then well… what are you waiting for? Get blending. You have till July 1st to put your best blending hand forward.
Look forward to sipping your teas!

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Blends from The Tea Blending Class Continued

Filed under: Blending Favorites,Tea Blending 101 — steveartoftea @ 6:07 am
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Here are some other recipes we worked on in the class.

One simply had flavor and the other did not have a flavor application on the tea. Many questions were asked regarding flavor application so we will be sure to get to this later. Feel free to ask questions that come to mind regarding flavor application. This is a fun topic and sure to raise many questions. I will do my best to answer them as best as possible.

Hibiscus Cooler with Tea:

Marigolds Chun Mee Rosehips Hibiscus Currants Passionfruit Essence
0.5 9 8 8 6 1 32.5
 

Lessons Learned

Hey Tea Blender Graduates!

Thank you all for your wonderful patience. I am happy to see many of you have come to this site to check out some of the updates. Please keep the comments comming so we can create a nice interactive community in which we can grow and share recipes, trade insights and lessons learned.

We had such a great time at the tea blending class and I look forward to trying all of your wonderful creations in the future!!

So here it the first lesson learned, drum roll please….

The Chai recipes from the World Tea Expo Blending Class

Chai #1 and Chai #2

The only difference is the flavor application

Units in Ounces

Whole Leaf Assam CTC Cardamom Cinnamon Cloves Ginger Black Pepper Natural Chai Flavor
18 4 2 2 0.5 2 1 1