Saturday, October 25, 2008

Spicy Market Tea

Since the mid-seventies, I have enjoyed an unusual and delicious tea that originated at Seattle's Pike Place Market. Market Spice Tea is unique, containing a fragrant blend of tea, spices, and essential oils. It's naturally sweet, but contains no carbs. And it's best stored in glass, as the essential oils create a moist texture and appearance. Market Spice describes their signature flavor as 'cinnamon-orange tea'. It's really quite tasty, especially during autumn and winter months. As you can see, their Pike Place Market store is very popular --- and many come in for a free sample of their tasty tea.


Although delicious alone --- even without sugar or milk --- it is a great tea blend to incorporate into other beverage recipes. In keeping with the "Apple Day Celebration" that Clarice is promoting, I thought it only fitting that I share an autumnal recipe that uses this tea as it's base.


Market Spice Tea Party Punch

3 cups strong Market Spice Tea (brewed)
2 liter 7-Up (or sparkling water)
1 can frozen APPLE juice concentrate
1 can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

Mix and serve over ice.


My adaptation: Substitute regular water for the 7-Up and serve hot with cinnamon sticks to stir the cup.



I'm off to make a cuppa tea. Have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

  1. I might have to settle for my Celestial Seasonings orange spice just for having read this post. Reading about tea makes me want a cup...a nice hot cup on this chilly morning.

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  2. You have so many fun places to go in your area.

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  3. Oh I love to get my tellicherry pepercorns there xoxoxo Clarice

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  4. I love Market spice tea too...great pictures..
    Deby

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  5. Mmm...I love teas with cinnamom and spices, especially in the cooler months. I can't wait till we order that Rosemary and lavendar tea together. That's gonna be tasty.:) Have a great day!
    ~Salina

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  6. Bernideen9:59 AM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe....printing it out now!

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  7. This tea sounds wonderful, I just love a blend like this at this time of year, or any time for that matter!

    Your punch sounds delicious too, I'll have to try it.

    Many sweet blessings!

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  8. Sounds like wonderful tea Wish I was there to enjoy a cup with you right now

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  9. Yummy what an awesome place to go.I would love this store.Anything fresh is better.

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  10. That sounds so yummy! Perfect for a cool fall day of raking leaves, don't you think? Rather thirsty after all the work and something spicy sounds good. It's always so pleasant to stop in though I don't always say, "Hello".
    I trust you have a blessed week!

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  11. Sounds so yummy. I bought a Caramel Apple Tea last week that is really good.
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  12. I used to always love that tea, and then I think I couldn't find it as much or something and quit drinking it. I love the recipe. I may have to mix some up when the family comes Thanksgiving.

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