Mixologist Tony Boyer and Wy Livingston show how to make a Dirty Smoky Martini using Lapsang Souchong tea.  This tea is available online at WystonesTea.com

Video by Mark Stout Photography

Recipe – Dirty Smoky Martini

Steep 1/2 teaspoon of Lapsang Souching tea in 4 ounces of water

To a shaker, add ice and the following 3 ingredients:

Use 1 jigger (2 oz) of your favorite Vodka or Gin

Vermouth splash (optional)

I tsp to 1 TBS of Olive juice

Rim glass with bacon grease (optional, but provides big flavors). Pour contents of shaker into a martini glass.

Garnish: I cube of smoked gouda cheese on a toothpick with an olive, Orange zest, and 1/2 strip of well-done bacon. The bacon strip should stand up in the glass.

Tea recipe is good for 4 cocktails. Enjoy!



No one can accuse us of not having fun when we work.  Enjoy some great “green tea comic relief” by watching some of the behind the scenes takes while filming our upcoming November and December Ask Wy Cooking with Tea episodes…  where you will learn that the most difficult thing about our great tea recipes is learning how to say the name!


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Wystones Tea owner Wy Livingston, Chef Mark Kalix and Tea Mixologist Tony Boyer introduce the featured tea for the month of October, Honey Spice Rooibos tea.  Be sure to also watch the videos on how to prepare a simple and sensational latte using rooibos tea, and a mouth watering Butternut Squash Soup also using rooibos tea.

All of the teas featured on our shows are available at www.WystonesTea.com

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Wy Livingston and Chef Mark Kalix demonstrate how to prepare a sensational and easy latte using Honey Spice Rooibos Tea as the main ingredient.  Discover how to get more of the great health and nutritional benefits of rooibos tea.  Several varieties of rooibos tea are available at www.WystonesTea.com.

Video by Mark Stout Photography

Honey Spice Rooibos Latte Recipe

1 Tsp of Honey spice Rooibos
1/2 Cup milk
1. Brew 1 tsp of Honey Spice Rooibos in a Smart Tea Maker for 7 minutes with hot but not boiling water.
2. While you are waiting for your Rooibos to brew microwave a half cup of milk until hot and pour into a blender.
3. Blend the milk on a high speed to froth the milk.
4. Strain the Rooibos into a glass and place the frothed milk on the top of the drink.
5. Garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg.

Watch as Wy Livingston and Chef Mark Kalix demonstrate how to prepare and easy and delicious butternut squash soup using  Honey Spice Rooibos tea as one of the ingredients. Visit Wystone’s World Teas to shop online for teas featured in this video.

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Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Honey Spice Rooibos Soup

1 butternut squash
1 large carrot
1 small white onion or ½ 1arge onion
4 cloves garlic
1 piece celery
1 tbs thyme
1 tsp Honey Spice Rooibos and a pinch for the pot
2 tbs extra virgin oil
½ to ¾ cup skim milk
Agave to taste and sweeten
Salt and pepper to taste

Peel squash, remove seeds, wash and clean all veggies.  Spray or oil bottom of pan, toss vegetables with EVO a pinch of Honey Spice Rooibos Tea (unsteeped) and thyme. Roast at 375 for around 45 minutes to one hour or until soft. Brew 1 teaspoon of Honey Spice Rooibos tea in 4 ounces of water.  Remove roasted vegetables from pan and puree in a blender with skim mail and agave. When puree has cooled, adjust thickness and taste with the brewed tea.  Garnish with crème fraiche, crumbled bacon, or chives and parsley.


We love tea!

Tea is the second most popular beverage in the world and with hundreds of blends to choose from, it offers unlimited variety.  We have created the series, Ask Wy, Cooking with Tea to introduce you to some of the many ways you can enjoy tea, from exotic drinks (with or without alcohol) using tea as the main ingredient, to how to add delicious flavor and the health benefits of tea to your meals by using tea as your spice rack.

Please review our videos, try out the recipes and tell us what you think of the tea experience.  Tell your friends so they can also discover how to use tea as their spice rack and don’t forget to stop by http://www.WystonesTeas.com to shop our online store of over 150 varieties of whole leaf teas from around the world.