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July 2013

Here at Virtuoso we have several delicious organic green teas.  Some options to choose from are

Sencha

Matcha

Green Gunpowder

Moroccan Mint

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Cran-Berry Green Tea Smoothies

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
  • 5 frozen whole strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana $
  • 1/2 cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature$
  • 1/4 cup plain soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey or packed light brown sugar

Preparation

  1. In a blender, whirl all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2-cup serving.
Note:Individually quick-frozen (IQF) technology has made high-quality frozen fruit possible, with a nutritional value on par with that of fresh fruit. Frozen fruit is ideal for using in smoothies, chilling the drink without diluting it as ice would.For a tropical spin, substitute 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks for the blackberries and strawberries.

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 Jazzy & Ryan

Customer Spotlight - Jazzy & Ryan

 

 

Two regulars who we get to see everyday! Ryan loves trying out our different single origin espressos in his cappuccinos and Jazzy is all about the iced green tea.

Catch these two in the afternoons when they are chatting up our friendly baristas!

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Blackberry Black Sorbet

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds rinsed blackberries
  • 2 cups brewed black Premium Keemun
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

Preparation

  1. In a blender, whirl blackberries until puréed. Pour through a fine strainer into a bowl, pressing pulp with a spatula to extract as much juice as possible; you should have 2 cups purée. Discard solids. Whisk tea and sugar into purée. Cover and chill until cold, at least 3 hours or up to 1 day.
  2. Freeze in an ice cream maker (at least 1 1/2-qt. capacity) according to manufacturer’s instructions until machine stops or dasher is hard to turn. Transfer sorbet to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.
  3. Nutritional analysis per 1/2 cup.
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