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NEW TEAVANA BLACK SESAME TEA LATTE EXCLUSIVELY IN STARBUCKS CANADA

NEW TEAVANA BLACK SESAME TEA LATTE EXCLUSIVELY IN STARBUCKS CANADA

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SO VERY SMOOTH. BEHOLD THE NEW TEAVANATM/MC BLACK SESAME TEA LATTE

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY IN CANADA

 

Starting today (March 5) Canadians can enjoy a delicious new addition to the Teavana Tea Latte line-up the new Black Sesame Tea Latte is available only at Starbucks stores across the country

 

Building on Canadians’ love of tea, Starbucks Canada is continuing to drive innovation with the introduction of an exclusive new drink available on March 5. Introducing the Teavana Black Sesame Tea Latte. It’s the first addition to the popular Teavana Tea Latte line-up introduced in Canada last year.

Inspired by black sesame ice-cream and halva, the luxuriously smooth Black Sesame Tea Latte packs global appeal. The handcrafted drink features bold black tea steamed with milk* and a rich, black sesame sauce. The result is a subtly-sweet, nutty flavour profile. A signature black sesame praline, made with black sesame seeds and caramel bits, is sprinkled on top for a deliciously crunchy finish.

“We’ve harnessed the magic of black sesame to create a rich, nutty sauce to bring out its fullest flavour potential,” says Lindsay Maclachlan, director of food and beverage, Starbucks Canada. “The subtly-sweet notes of blacksesame pairs perfectly with our black tea to deliver a delicious drink that will appeal to customers interested in new ways to enjoy tea.”

The Teavana Tea Latte Line-Up

Last year, Canada was the first market in the world to introduce an innovative way to enjoy tea with the launch of Teavana Tea Lattes. The drinks are all handcrafted from finely-ground, premium whole tea leaves instead of tea brewed from a bag. The powdered leaves are blended with steamed milk and sweetened with cane sugar**. The result is a full tea flavour with a luxuriously smooth texture that’s been described as ‘cashmere’ or ‘a hug in a cup’.

 

 

starbucks Teavana Black Sesame Tea Latte
The Teavana Tea Latte line-up now includes:

  • BLACK TEA: Sourced from India, Kenya, & Sri Lanka; the flavour is bold and rich.
  • MATCHA TEA: Sourced from Japan, China, and Korea; this new blend features subtle floral notes and a rich vegetal taste, with a sweet lingering finish.
  • ROOIBOS TEA: Sourced from South Africa, this naturally caffeine-free herbal tea features a vanilla, honey-like aroma, with hints of caramel and malt for a slight sweetness.
  • BLOSSOMING ROSE: Inspired by Japanese sakura tea, this drink delivers a true rose profile without being perfume-y. It pairs well with the natural red-hue of rooibos tea but can be added to black or matcha as well. The rose syrup is reminiscent of rose water with added rhubarb bitters and a hint of strawberry jam. Hibiscus crystals are sprinkled on top for a fabulous floral finish.
  • BLACK SESAME (NEW): Starbucks new luxuriously smooth Black Sesame Tea Latte is a handcrafted blend of bold black tea steamed with milk* and a rich black sesame sauce to deliver a subtly-sweet, nutty flavour profile. A signature black sesame praline, made with black sesame seeds and caramel      bits, is sprinkled on top for a deliciously crunchy finish.

*Black Sesame Tea Latte is customizable depending on dairy preferences.

**Each drink is completely customizable depending on dairy and sweetener preferences.

 

SIPPING ON A CLOUD
Also new is Starbucks Cloud Macchiato beverages featuring whipped cold foam made by combining 2% milk (or a dairy alternative) with Cloud Powder (think meringue!) and a hint of flavor. The whipped cold foam is then topped with espresso and finished with Starbucks signature caramel drizzle cross-hatch. Macchiato means “marked” in Italian, and the espresso shots “mark” the whipped cold foam. The name Cloud refers to the texture of the finished product. Starbucks Hot and Iced Caramel and Cinnamon Cloud Macchiato beverages are available beginning March 5 at Starbucks stores across Canada and the US.

 

ABOUT STARBUCKS

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.ca and the Starbucks Newsroom at www.news.starbucks.com.

 

 

 

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MAYAN PUMPKIN SEED DIP & ENVIOUS ED DIP FROM SPUD.CA NOMSS.COM FOOD BLOG CANADA

The Envious Ed Dip: A delicious alternative to guacamole and avocado! Made with edamame beans and has a bright zesty flavour profile. We like it alone with chips or spread on top of toast with a fried egg!

  • Ingredients: edamame beans, olive oil, kale, lime juice, water, jalapeno, garlic, salt, black pepper
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Mayan Pumpkin Seed Dip: This is my favourite dip of 2019 so far! I could eat the whole package myself! This dip also has a zesty profile with a subtle earthiness from the pumpkin seeds. I love all the different textures and added herbs!

  • Ingredients: pumpkin seeds, sunflower oil, red onions, lime juice, jalapeno, parsley, cilantro, salt, garlic, orange flavour (alcohol)
  • This product travelled 5 km to reach the warehouse.
  • Features: Canadian, Gluten Free, Vegan/Dairy Free, Wheat Free

 

 

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Food News: Wine and Chocolate: The Perfect Pair this Valentine’s Day

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Lakeview Wine Co Milk chocolate – Lakeview Cellars Merlot 2013Lakeview Wine Co FRESH Opportunities Riesling Gewurztraminer 2016 Lakeview Wine Co EastDell Black Label Shiraz 2015

Wine and Chocolate: The Perfect Pair this Valentine’s Day

Make the best of the occasion with Lakeview Wine Co. 

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time to pair up the most savoury tastes and enjoy the occasion with loved ones.

 

Chocolate and wine are two bold tastes that complement each other exceptionally well, especially when paired based on flavour and body. The sweeter a wine is, the sweeter the paired chocolate should be, which is the same for higher cocoa content in chocolate and stronger, red wines.

 

“There are so many ways to pair wine and chocolate, and often times most pairings will taste great, but finding a wine that complements your favourite chocolate well will give you that wow factor,” says Gillian Minaker, Sommelier at Lakeview Wine Co. “It’s great to experiment with pairings but following the general rule of pairing sweeter chocolate with sweeter wine is the best way to find that perfect match.”

 

Throughout the month of February, oenophiles and sweet tooths alike can come together to enjoy Days of Wine and Chocolate. Across the Niagara region, wineries will host wine and dessert pairings every weekend for passholders to taste and enjoy. More than 20 VQA wines will be offered throughout the month and paired with chocolatey dishes.

 

“As the event takes place throughout February, passholders have many opportunities to try out each winery and discover some really exciting taste pairings,” says Gillian Minaker, Sommelier at Lakeview Wine Co. “All participating wineries have something special for every guest, so it really is an event that you don’t want to miss.”

 

Each winery will offer a unique wine and dessert pairing, allowing guests to experience a variety of great tastes. Lakeview Wine Co. will offer a Red Wine Float- 2016 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red mixed with FRESH Ideas Sparkling Riesling topped with a scoop of dark chocolate-cherry ice cream (V).

 

To enjoy the most complimentary wine and chocolate pairing, its beneficial to know which combinations will result in the perfect taste. Heavier wines will often pair well with heavier chocolate such as dark chocolate or milk chocolate. Lighter bodied wines including most whites and Icewine will pair well with white chocolate, and even milk chocolate.

 

Check out this list of Lakeview Wine Co. chocolate pairings to enjoy this Valentine’s Day:

 

  • Milk chocolate – Lakeview Cellars Merlot 2013
  • Dark chocolate – EastDell Black Label Shiraz 2015
  • White chocolate – FRESH Opportunities Riesling Gewurztraminer 2016
  • Chocolate fondue – EastDell Pinot Noir 2016

 

Days of Wine & Chocolate will take place each weekend in February from Friday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and passes can be purchased online. To learn more about Days of Wine & Chocolate, please visit lakeviewwineco.com.

 

 

 

About Lakeview Wine Co.

A division of Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits Inc., Lakeview Wine Co. is found in the heart of Canada’s premier wine country, Niagara-on-the-Lake. At its state-of-the-art winemaking facility, Lakeview crafts several Ontario VQA wine brands from specially chosen and carefully managed vineyards from more than 25 grape grower partners in the Niagara Peninsula, including Lakeview Cellars, Fresh, EastDell Estates, 20 Bees and the unique McMichael Collection that pays homage to Canada’s famed Group of Seven artists. The Lakeview Wine Co. wine boutique is open daily all year, featuring a selection from each of its brands at the tasting bar. Also available year round is the unique Cellar Floor Experience, a tasting a tour of a 1,000-square-foot space in the heart of the winery where you will sip VQA wines amongst two-storey wine tanks and an ocean of more than 800 wine barrels.

 

 

 

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Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

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Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe 川貝燉雪梨 is one of my go-to recipes whenever I am sick or can’t get rid of the nagging persistent cough that just won’t go away. For anyone who hates taking medicine,  pills or cough syrup, this natural Chinese Medicinal Food Therapy is for you! There is no downside like drowsiness or disgusting tastes of cough syrups. This recipe tastes much like a dessert. It is perfect for anyone suffering from seasonal coughs because it goes down easy and simply gives your throat and lungs a much need giant hug! This dessert soup will help you soothe and reduce swelling, nourish lungs, clear phlegm and reduce heat.

 

咳個不停: 川貝有化痰止咳、清熱潤燥、消腫散結功效,川貝由於性微寒, 只適用於治療熱咳、燥咳,如乾咳或痰黃,或口乾舌燥等症狀

 

This food therapy is easy to make and can be made without added sugar. The addition of rock sugar is to help mask the slightly bitter taste from Fritillaria Bulb 川貝. Fritillaria Bulb can be purchased at your local Chinese herbal store in bulb or powder form.

 

DOUBLE-STEAMED SNOW PEAR WITH FRITILLARIA BULB NOMSS.COM FOOD RECIPE BLOG 川貝燉雪梨

What is Fritillaria Bulb?

Fritillaria is a type of perennial, bulbous flowering plants belonging to the lily family. It is found in temperate regions in the Northern hemisphere. There are many species of Fritillaria that are toxic. Yellow Himalayan fritillary (Fritillaria cirrhosa) is commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat respiratory conditions. Fritillaria has a bitter, sweet, and slightly cold nature.

 

Fritillaria are used in TCM to treat respiratory conditions connected to the lungs.

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Hypertension
  • Pneumonia
  • Swelling
  • Tuberculosis

 

Many of the medicinal applications of fritillaria are connected to the lungs. In traditional Chinese medicine, Fritillaria is known for its ability to eliminate and decrease the production of phlegm and mucus by cooling and moistening the lungs, as well as reducing inflammation. Fritillaria also has potent antitussive properties providing relief from coughs.

 

咳個不停,很多人會食用川貝. 川貝有化痰止咳、清熱潤燥作用,配上百合和雪梨,滋養潤肺.

 

How to select and buy Fritillaria Bulb 如何選擇和購買靓川贝 DOUBLE-STEAMED #SNOWPEAR WITH #FRITILLARIA BULB NOMSS.COM FOOD RECIPE BLOG #川貝燉雪梨

How To Select and Buy Fritillaria Bulb 如何選擇和購買靓川贝

I suggest buying whole grain when selecting and buying Fritillaria compared to purchasing the powder form. It is easier to distinguish whether it is genuine. The original Fritillaria Bulb typically is spherical shaped and has a diameter of 2mm. The shape of the Chuanbei is structure with a large flap hugging a smaller flap. If you look closely, the middle it has the shape of a crescent moon.

Pre-polished Fritillaria Bulb original color is light brown. Most market Fritillaria is treated and bleached to be pearly white. Coffee brownish yellow colored Fritillaria Bulb has become harder to buy, so it is very important to soak it in water to remove impurities before consuming. Also Pingbei 平貝 is cheaper than Chuanbei 川貝.

 

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Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Category: Dessert, Medicinal
  • Method: Double Steamed, InstantPot
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Double-Steamed Snow Pear with Fritillaria Bulb Recipe | 川貝燉雪梨 This Chinese Medicinal food therapy is perfect for seasonal coughs that are persistent . This delicious and easy to make recipe will help you soothe and reduce swelling, nourish lungs, clear phlegm and reduce heat.

咳個不停: 川貝有化痰止咳、清熱潤燥、消腫散結功效,川貝由於性微寒, 只適用於治療熱咳、燥咳,如乾咳或痰黃,或口乾舌燥等症狀


Ingredients

  • 19 grams Fritillaria Bulb 川貝 (1/2 兩)
  • 1 Snow Pear (peeled, core removed, diced or sliced)
  • 50 grams Rock Sugar (approx 2 medium sized rocks)
  • 2 Fresh Lily Bulbs 鮮百合 (optional)

Instructions

  • Wash the Fritillaria Bulb 川貝 and soak in water for approximately to remove impurities.
  • Rinse Fritillaria Bulb 川貝 and add to small ramekin.
  • Wash, peel and remove core from the snow pear. Either dice or slice and place into ramekin.
  • Do not add water.
  • Cover ramekin with lid
  • Place wire rack into InstantPot and add approximately 1 cup of water to the bottom.
    Place ramekin on top of wire rack.
  • Set InstantPot to manual high pressure for 1 hour.

Notes

If you do not have an InstantPot, the same results can be achieved over stove top in a pot for 2 hours. Make sure you cover the small ramekin with a lid to maintain pressure and heat.

Keywords: Double Steamed, InstantPot, Recipe, Dessert, Double-Steamed, Snow Pear, Fritillaria Bulb, 川貝燉雪梨, Chinese Medicinal, food therapy, 雪梨、百合、川貝, 川貝母粉、冰糖, 燉盅

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