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That’s right, the Superbowl is today! Time for wings, beer, and a bunch of guys soaked in sweat chasing after a ball (maybe deflated a little?) made out of pig skin.
So, how on earth does tea even manage to fit into this one?
No need to fear, Tea Love is here to help you serve your guests some awesome snacks, all of which involve tea.
The Tea Spot, a tea shop based in Colorado, posted numerous recipes that are tasty for Superbowl Sunday.
How about try their Red Rocks rub for your steak, chicken, and potatoes? This rub is made from their Red Rocks tea, a blend of rooibos tea, vanilla, and almond bits. They also boast a recipe for steaks (can substitute Portobello mushrooms if desired), roasted potatoes, mashed potatoes, and ice cream using this tea. A bonus? If you forgot to make something prior to your Superbowl party, these recipes can easily be made within an hour or so (though you might want to give yourself a little lead time, just in case) and with recipes easily found at the store, so long as you have the tea for it.
Why not give their Grasshopper Green tea a try? This one blends peppermint and green tea, yum! A little zing from the peppermint really should enhance both the flavor of the tea, as well as the Thin Mint Green Rub, which The Tea Spot says is great on chicken, veggies, and shrimp. Most of the ingredients should be found in your pantry already.
Those who know me know that I love mango. Now, The Tea Spot put it in their Mango Tango tea! The name says it all – mango with Ceylon tea and some passion fruit. I can see this being great for a tropical taste. Again, they have a rub using items that you can mostly find in your pantry (though I have to admit, I do not really keep wasabi in my house, so that’s a unique item).
Their Boulder Blues sounds tasty, mixing two different types of green tea with wild strawberries and rhubarb. Personally, I know that green tea can sometimes be a bit much for me, but the sweet undertones should really help to move this tea along. There is a rub, but you want to prepare for this one, unless you happen to have Chipotle Chile peppers and Majoram lying around. Want to impress for dessert? Try serving some poached pears or a fruit salad with this tea.
Earl Grey is a popular tea, and their Early of Grey sounds no different. Take their rub and put it on your pork and fish for an awesome taste! They even have a recipe for smoked chicken with it, as well as some easy-to-handle-while-screaming-at-the-TV cookies.
Finally, they have a Lapsang Souchong, a black tea that has a very smokey flavor. Want to give your guests a treat? Make them marbleized eggs with this one. You can find a recipe on my blog, or you can use the one as posted by The Tea Spot.
So sit back, enjoy time with friends, watch the game, and enjoy some snacks with recipes from The Tea Spot!