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5 Tea-Infused Desserts You’ll Love in 2022

January 24, 2022

Tea is delicious on it’s own and pretty much good any time of the day, but imagine it’s infusion into decadent desserts that will leave you wanting more! That’s why infusing teas like earl grey have risen to popularity as of late. Tea maintains its delicate, floral flavor when cooked or baked, adding an extra level of sophistication and taste to your favorite treats. In this article, we dive into the top five tasty tea-based desserts that you can enjoy at your next gathering, event, or slow Tuesday afternoon! 

1. Wattleseed-Infused Custards With Jam Drop Biscuits 

This dessert pairing can be assembled with few ingredients and a streamlined cooking process — featuring the rich and decadent chocolate-nutty tastes of Wattleseed. This taste tea-turned-coffee staple from Australia boosts your dessert into a more exotic, delectable class of its own, pairing well with the fruity notes of your jam drop biscuits. These are delicious to enjoy as a standalone dessert for any occasion, or alongside your favorite cup of black tea. The notes and flavors are complementary and offer you a delicious pairing and mouthfeel. The recipe was popularized by Chef Devlin of Halcyon House as he developed a menu for the perfect summer gathering. 

2. Thai Tea Cheesecake With a Chocolate Crumb Crust 

This delightful “un-bake” dessert will have you captivated with its luscious, delicate flavor infusion of Thai tea coupled with tangy, traditional dairy-like tastes of the cheesecake. The versatility of this dessert is what makes it a well-known favorite, thanks to its ability to adapt to dairy and gluten-free substitutions. This makes for the perfect refreshing summer dish, as it requires no baking and leaves you with the feeling of cool, crisp refreshment with each bite. The short ingredients list and the easy assembly make this one of our favorite tea-infused desserts on the list! 

3. Frosted Chai Spiced Snickerdoodles

If you’ve been looking for all of the tastes and nostalgia of fall in a single dessert…this is the dessert for you. Chai is notoriously known for its delightful herbal bouquet and cloyingly sweet undertones, making this the perfect addition to these gently spiced cookies. You can enjoy the scents and flavors of the season with each bite, pairing this dessert with a well-brewed cup of masala chai for double the experience. The texture of the cookie is a soft, chunky crumble that melts in your mouth with each delicious bite. You can take it a step farther and dip the cookie in either frosting or chai for an even more cakey experience. These are the perfect handheld desserts for any dinner party or gathering, and can leave your guests feeling festive and ready to welcome the change of season! 

4.  Earl Grey Infused Tea Cake

This delicious, fragrant tea cake is the perfect, versatile dish for busy mornings or an afternoon pick-me-up. Earl Grey is arguably one of the most comforting and common teas that you can find on any shelf of the grocery store, making this one of the most accessible desserts on our list. You can pair this delectable cake with honey, your favorite tea, or of course; a hot cup of steaming Earl Grey. The moist, cakey crumble that this cake offers with each bite is tantalizing when paired with the gentle, fragrant notes of the tea. You can double down on the taste and undertones by creating your own tea-infused frosting or glaze!  This recipe is quick to assemble and features an attractively short ingredients list, making this an easy treat to indulge in any time of the week. Get ready to wow your guests with moist, delicious, and delicate Earl Grey-infused cake! 

5. Southern Sweet Tea Cookies 

When you think of sweet tea, you normally then think of the sticky-sweet summers of the deep South, and the natural beauty surrounding you. These cookies are thick with the flavor of the South in the summer, boasting a rich and luxurious, sugary-sweet icing and flavor profile. Get ready to enjoy your pitcher of sweet tea in a whole new way with these easy-to-bake cookies! Refreshingly lemony, minty, and of course, honey hive sweet, these are perfect for your next summer gathering or dinner party. You can sit down and enjoy these cookies any time of year, best pairing them with lemon or mint-based tea to make those flavors pop!