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Mouthwatering Raindrop Cake with Mana Organics Assam CTC Tea Syrup

John Grams black tea Mana Organics recipe

Collage of Raindrop Cake and Mana Organics Assam CTC Black Tea Syrup

At Mana Organics, we are constantly experimenting with tea. From new planting practices, iterating on our organic compost ratios, and playing with factory settings, we try new ways to bring you better tea every day.

Our tea is so delicious as a drink, we hadn’t given much thought to what tea could become beyond beverages. Until now-

Our dear friend, Brittany Loyer, an amazing self-taught cook, has undertaken experimenting with Mana Organics tea, beyond the humble, though delicious, cup of chai.

Her second recipe (read her first here) is a rose petal and orange blossom Mizu shingen mochi with kinako and Mana Organics black tea syrup. Also known as a raindrop cake.

According to Brittany, “It's not really a cake at all, but a delicate dessert that instantly melts in your mouth. It's traditionally served flavorless with kinako (roasted soybean powder) and a sweet, dark syrup. I added a new twist with rose and orange blossom extract and Mana Organics CTC black tea syrup. Eat it quickly! You have 30 minutes until your raindrop disappears!”

Raindrop Cake with a sweet syrup made with Mana Organics Assam Black Tea

Black Tea Syrup  
2 tbsp. Mana Organics CTC Black Tea
1 cup mineral water
1 1/2 cups sugar
Boil water and tea leaves for 5 minutes. Strain tea. You'll be left with a very strong black tea. Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the strained tea. Simmer for 5 more minutes until the sugar is dissolved. Gently stir and set syrup aside until cool.

Raindrop Cake
1 cup mineral water
1/4 tsp agar-agar
3 drops orange blossom extract
3 drops rose extract
Add cold water to a small saucepan. Sprinkle agar-agar over the water. Gently stir with a spoon until dissolved. Heat the liquid on medium until a boil begins to form.
Add the drops of the extracts. Boil for ONE minute and pour into round molds. Place in the refrigerator for 3 hours or until slightly firm. Serve cold. Raindrops will begin to melt at room temperature.
Serve with kinako (roasted soybean powder), Mana Organics black tea syrup and fresh fruit.

Raindrop cake with tea syrup and fresh fruit

Salivating yet? Get your Mana Organics CTC Black Tea if you have not already, and try this delectable dessert at your next gathering!

Raindrop cake bathing in a syrup made from Mana Organics CTC Tea

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