21 October 2011

Tea and Cakes

A friendly warning: this is not your traditional "Tea and Cakes" kind of post

An Asian lady-friend of my mom's bought her a container of
 Sencha Green Tea, since she knows how much my mom loves Sencha

Because neither my mom nor I don't know/speak Japanese (I believe 
it's Japanese), she translated the instructions for us on a piece of paper  

Anyone out there know what it says or what the brand
 name is? All I know is it's "something...something...100%" lol

Instructions in English

Inside the container; Foil bag of tea

Sencha Green Tea Leaves

I scooped some of the leaves into a paper tea sachet instead of a tea pot

Placed the sachet into a mug and added hot water

Steeping the tea

I opened up the paper sachet a bit to show you the structure of the tea leaves 
after exposed to hot liquid... they get soft, plump and seaweed-like in texture

Just like yesterday's Pumpkin Muffin, these "cakes" are also from Planet Organic

Spinach Potato Cakes

 Definitely not the type of "cakes" you were expecting, right?

Spinach, Potatoes and Goat Cheese

Among many other ingredients, including
 Eggs, Breadcrumbs, Onions, Herbs and Spices

All formed together in 2 Burger Patties

As great as it would have been to have sugary sweet dessert instead, 
it's much healthier to have this kind of tea and cake for Breakfast 


Chris said... [reply]

I was looking for a nice green tea, I will try this one next time. Instead of the paper bag you use can you try this, it does a great job if you are making just tea for yourself.

Teastick: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002VBXQQG saves paper.

The spinach and potato cake sounds good also, it will be nice if it is hot, will be great for winter.

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Lauren said... [reply]

Yum those cakes look really good :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

Those potato cakes look really good! They remind me of the latkes my dad always used to make when I was a kid. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Tea. Me doesn't like Japanese tea... Spinach and potato patties are another story. Loooove! Anyway, down there the label says "100% Shizuoka tea" (静岡茶100%)and the name of the company is the bolded thing - 松井製茶- "Matsui Sei Cha". Here is their website (no English, of course):


Anonymous said... [reply]

Tea is from Shizuoka and the company name is Matsui Seicha.

I'm Japanese.

Anonymous said... [reply]

i feel so utterly lazy after having viewed your steeping sencha green. i'm currently sipping upon peppermint tea, made using the keurig! . . . terrible! i don't even own a tea pot anymore. :) those cakes look good, and my initial notion is to dip them in ketchup. lol!

Allison said... [reply]

Ooh I've never seen anything like that. It looks fabulous! I want to try making one.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

That tea looks much better than the nasty stuff that comes in the tea bags all ground up.

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