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Tea-Spiked Desserts, From Earl Grey To Chai (PHOTOS)

A slice of cake with a cup of tea is nice. But a piece of earl grey cake is even better.
01/28/2014 09:12am ET | Updated January 28, 2014

Drinking tea is lovely and all. We have nothing against this time-honored tradition. We like our tea iced, Thai style and even the proper British way. But we've got 18 reasons why you should forego your next cup of tea, and they all involve dessert. Instead of drinking your tea, you should bake with it. From Earl Grey to chia, green tea to rooibos, baking gets a lot more creative when you add tea.

We love tea-spiked desserts for their delicate and versatile flavor. Tea makes madeleines pop; it gives chocolate mousse a little pizzazz; and it makes ice cream shine. It even takes roll cakes up a notch.

1
Earl Grey Madeleines
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Get the Earl Grey Madeleines recipe by Bee@deuxdilettantes via Food52
2
Earl Grey Roll Cake With Vanilla Buttercream
Always With Butter
3
Tea With Honey And Lemon Compound Butter
James Ransom/Food52
4
Matcha Green Tea Donuts
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Matcha Green Tea Donuts recipe by A Beautiful Mess
5
Blueberry Macarons With Pear And Earl Grey Filling
Bakers Royale
6
French Earl Grey Poached Pears
Citrus and Candy
Get the French Earl Grey Poached Pears recipe by Citrus and Candy
7
Green-Tea Fortune Cookies
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8
Earl Grey Infused Blender Chocolate Mousse
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Get the Earl Grey Infused Blender Chocolate Mousse recipe by kangarhubarb via Food52
9
Earl Grey Tea, Blueberry And Lemon Cake
Top with Cinnamon
10
Earl Grey Ice Cream With Blackberry Swirl
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Get the Earl Grey Ice Cream with Blackberry Swirl recipe by NakedBeet via Food52
11
Chai Chocolate Sables
Annie's Eats
Get the Chai Chocolate Sables recipe by Annie's Eats
12
Sweet Tea Cookies
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Get the Sweet Tea Cookies recipe by TheRunawaySpoon via Food52
13
Green Tea Ice Cream
Annie's Eats
Get the Green Tea Ice Cream recipe by Annie's Eats
14
Rhubarb with Earl Grey Tea, Cardamom And Orange Zest
Food52
15
Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles
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Get the Earl Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles recipe by kangarhubarb via Food52
16
Blueberry and Earl Grey Tea Cake
Delicious Everyday
Get the Blueberry and Earl Grey Tea Cake recipe by Delicious Everyday
17
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Cookies
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Vanilla Rooibos Tea Cookies recipe by Rivka via Food52
18
Panna Cotta Infused With Bergamot Tea
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Get the Panna Cotta Infused with Bergamot Tea recipe by Marie Viljoen via Food52

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