Lively Libations - Let's Go Exploring (August 2017)

Tuesday August 1, 2017 // By Multiple Authors

Cheers, Santé, gān bēi, Şerefe!, L’chaim, Bsaha – بالصحة, Salud

Recipes inspired by distant places and exotic ingredientsThis month we have found ourselves inspired by ingredients and recipes from around the world. Coffee culture can look different wherever one may wander, but it always brings many of the same joys you can find close to home.


 Download: Printable Recipe Cards


 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Elyse's Albino GrasshopperElyse’s “Albino Grasshopper”

Description: As we enter the hottest days of the year, what could be more refreshing than a minty frozen drink? I have never been a world traveler, but I can only imagine sipping this combination of sweet spearmint with a dash of white chocolate in the hot Moroccan sunshine. Even at home I feel ready to take on the dog days of summer with this drink in hand!

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 2 sachets Numi Moroccan Mint Herbal Teasan Concentrate
• 1, 60 cc. Scoop Hollander White Chocolate Frappe
• 6 oz. Hot Water
• 6 oz. Ice

Optional Garnish: Fresh Mint Leaves

Directions: Steep two sachets of Numi Moroccan Mint in 6 oz. of hot water for 5-6 minutes. Place the tea concentrate in the refrigerator to cool. Pour the chilled tea into a blender, add 1 scoop of the Hollander White Frappe and 6 oz. of ice. Blend everything until smooth.

 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Tia's Tia’s “Jade Dragon”

Description: Japanese art and culture have intrigued me since I was a child. The subtle beauty in Japanese water color paintings, the unique details on chopsticks, and the wondrous artistry of a sake set have inspired my own creativity throughout the years. For this drink I took my love for hot sake and combined it with tea to create an intricate flavored cocktail that can be enjoyed with friends.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 1 sachet Numi Emperor's Puerh - Black Tea
• 1 oz. or four pumps Monin Green Mint Syrup
• ½ oz. or two pumps Monin Lime Syrup
• ½ oz. or two pumps Monin Lychee Syrup
• ¼ oz. or one pump Monin Pistachio
• 8 oz. Hot Water

Optional 2 oz. Sake

Directions: Steep the tea sachet in hot water for 4 minutes. As tea is steeping, add all syrups and Sake to hot water. Gently stir the sachet to mix all the ingredients. Pour mixture into a tokkuri (sake flask) and enjoy with friends.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Dana's Irish Cider MocktailDana’s “Irish Cider Mocktail”

Description: Though more commonly lauded for their coffee and beer, the Irish have another beverage that sets them apart: cider. Like Irish fairy tales and folklore, Irish cider possesses distinct characteristics not found in others around the world. This drink is a replication of that flavor profile with crisp berry and pear notes but without the fermentation. Enjoy!

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 1 sachet Two Leaves And A Bud Alpine Berry Herbal Tea
• 1 oz. or 4 pumps Monin Desert Pear Syrup
• 1 oz. or 1 pump Mountain Cider Hot Spiced Cider Concentrate
• 5 oz. Hot Water
• 5 oz. Ice

Directions: Steep tea bag in hot water for 6 minutes. As the tea is steeping, add the syrup and cider concentrate to hot water. Stir the tea bag gently to mix the ingredients. Pour the mixture over ice and enjoy. (This beverage is also delicious hot!)

 Optional Garnishes: Fresh Raspberries & Blueberries

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Larissa's Larissa’s “Milk & Honey”

Description: I have always been fascinated with Israel. The history and culture are so deeply rooted and I dream of being a part of it. Inspired by the land flowing with milk and honey, this drink is close to my heart! It can be made with either Numi’s Honeybush or White Rose tea, but the White Rose is only available for a limited time! This tea latte is perfectly floral and not too sweet.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• One sachet Numi White Rose - Velvet Garden White Tea
• 12 oz. Milk
• Drizzle Madhava Ambrosia Honey

Directions: Place sachet of tea in a 12 oz. cup. Top with steamed milk and drizzle with locally sourced honey.


 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Danielle's Danielle’s “Yerba Mocha”

Description: South American Yerba Maté meets Dutch processed creamy chocolate in this unique twist on a tea au lait. Enjoy the caffeine of a cup of coffee, the benefits of tea, with the added sweetness of chocolate.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 1 to 2 tbsp. Loose Leaf Guayaki Traditional Yerba Maté
• ½ oz. or 1 pump Hollander Sweet Ground Chocolate Sauce
• 4 oz. Milk
• 8 oz. Hot Water

Directions: Start by steeping Yerba Maté in 8 oz. of water. The tea can steep for 3-5 minutes. Steam Hollander Chocolate in 4 oz of milk, then add to your cup of Maté.


 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Becky's Becky’s “Emerald Jasmine”

Description: I really enjoy the boldness of gunpowder green tea as well as the subtleties of a jasmine green tea. So when I saw that Numi makes both varieties, I had to combine them for a bold floral green tea that you can savor either hot or cold. The french vanilla syrup helps to smooth and blend the teas - painting an emerald jasmine for you to sip & enjoy. If you’d like a trifecta of green tea (with a little added sweetness), sprinkle in some matcha frappe powder to add a lovely finish.

Yield: 1, 16oz. Drink

• 1 sachet Numi Gunpowder Green Tea
• 1 sachet Numi Jasmine Green Tea
• 1 oz. or 4 pumps 1883 French Vanilla Syrup
• 14 oz. Hot Water

Optional Garnish: 1 pinch of David Rio Tea Frost Japanese Matcha

Directions: Steep both sachets in 14 oz. of hot water for 5 minutes*. Add the vanilla syrup.
Finish by sprinkling the matcha powder (if desired) onto your drink, stir, and enjoy!

Iced: Steep the two sachets in 7 oz. of water. Pour over 8 oz. of ice and add the syrup, stir, and enjoy!

Blended: Steep the two sachets in 4 oz. of water and allow to chill in the refrigerator. Add to a blender with one 60 cc. scoop David Rio Tea Frost Japanese Matcha and 8 oz. of ice. Blend everything until smooth.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Megan's Megan’s “Cafe De Miel Con Chocolate”

Description: When I lived in Guatemala for a short stent, my drink of choice was a “Cafe de Miel.” This was really nothing fancy: A latte sweetened with honey and topped with cinnamon. Something about that combination, in a beautiful setting, made for the most incredible beverage. I decided to put a spin on it when I arrived back in the states. The addition of cocoa is a total game changer! It’s rich, creamy, and immensely deep in flavor.

Yield: 1, 12 oz. Drink

• 1 tbsp. Madhava Ambrosia Honey
• 1 tsp. Hollander Masterpiece Base Powder
• ¼ tsp. Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon
• 2 shots of espresso
• 10 oz. Milk


Directions: Put the honey and Hollander Masterpiece Base Powder in the bottom of your cup. Pour the espresso shots onto the honey and cocoa mixture. Gently stir until honey and cocoa powder are completely dissolved. Cover the surface of your espresso with cinnamon. Top with steamed milk. Swirl the milk, so that you can see the cinnamon and cocoa speckle on the surface. Take a whiff of that irresistible aroma, and enjoy! (This beverage is also delicious iced.)

Related Products

Two Leaves and a Bud Alpine Berry Herbal Tea
Two Leaves and a Bud
Alpine Berry Herbal Tea
$6.95 - 39.95
Buy Product

We turned to Hibiscus, blackberry leaves, and orange peel when we created this tea and it reminded us of a wonderful hike in the mountains of Colorado...

Box(s) of 15 Sachets - $6.95

1/2 lb. Bag(s) - Loose - $19.50

Case(s) of 100 ct. Sachets - $39.95

Madhava Ambrosia Honey
Buy Product

Since 1973, we’ve partnered with regional beekeepers to bring you the finest pure, raw honey. Our quality reflects the close attention and care ...

16 oz. Bottle(s) - $8.49

Monin Desert Pear® Syrup
Buy Product

The "desert pear" is not actually a single pear, but a one-of-a kind blend of pear flavors. The Prickly Pear cactus grows in abundance in the United S...

1 Liter Bottle - $10.50

Numi Emperor's Puerh - Black Tea
Buy Product

Pu∙erh boasts a deep bold body that is smooth and earthy with hints of malt. This rich, energizing tea is deeply satisfying as a coffee alternat...

Box(s) of 16 Teabags - $8.35

1883 French Vanilla Syrup
Buy Product

Well-known melodies enduring the test of time that are enjoyed everywhere and harmonise with everything. Pure, simple, intense, and powerful, these sy...

1 Liter Bottle(s) - $11.95

Monin Green Mint Syrup
Buy Product

Green Mint is a popular European flavor, traditionally used in France to flavor water, and in Italy to make "latte alla menta" - mint flavored milk (a...

750 ml Bottle - $8.25

Numi Gunpowder Green Tea - Temple of Heaven
Buy Product

Within hours of being plucked, this whole leaf organic green tea is gently steamed and then rolled into small tight pearls. When steeped, the leaves u...

Box(s) of 18 Teabags - $7.30

Case(s) of 100 ct. Teabags - $31.45

Mountain Cider Company Hot Spiced Cider Concentrate
Mountain Cider Company
Hot Spiced Cider Concentrate - 64 oz. Bottle
Buy Product

Mountain Cider Company's concentrate comes right from the apple orchard in Vermont. This delicious concentrate is all natural! The ingredients are App...

64 oz. Bottle - $29.95

Numi Jasmine Green Tea - Monkey King
Buy Product

Fragrant organic jasmine flowers are laid atop organic green tea leaves as their scent is naturally embraced. Scented three times, this smooth green t...

Box(s) of 18 Teabags - $7.30

Case(s) of 100 ct. Teabags - $31.45

Monin Lime Syrup
Lime Syrup
$8.25 - 10.50
Buy Product

Limes are green citrus fruits similiar to lemons but generally smaller and with a more nuanced aroma. Their popularity has taken the flavor of lime fr...

750 ml Bottle - $8.25

1 Liter Bottle(s) - $10.50

Monin Lychee Syrup
Buy Product

Lychees, or litchis, are native to Asia. Records say that in China, lychees have been enjoyed for millennia. Once the lychee is peeled, a pearly white...

1 Liter Bottle(s) - $10.50

Hollander Chocolate Masterpiece Base Powder
Buy Product

Masterpiece Base™ is made with the highest quality Dutched cocoas, natural vanilla, and cane sugar to put you in control of your own masterpiece...

1.5 lb. Bag(s) - $12.95

Numi Moroccan Mint Herbal Teasan - Simply Mint
Buy Product

Our organic Moroccan Mint, known as "nana mint," flourishes in North Africa. With a flavor as light and lively as a newly picked leaf, it has a sweet ...

Box(s) of 18 Teasans - $7.30

Case(s) of 100 ct. Teasans - $31.45

Monin Pistachio Syrup
Buy Product

Crack open rich and roasted pistachio flavor, and forget about the pesky shells. Monin naturally-flavored Pistachio Syrup adds delicious, nutty flavor...

750 ml Bottle(s) - $8.25

Savory Spice Shop Saigon Cinnamon
Buy Product

The unmatched flavor of Vietnamese Saigon cassia is stronger and sweeter than your best store bought cinnamon. The bark is thicker and darker than Ind...

1.65 Net Wt. Oz. Shaker(s) - $4.95

1.02 lbs. Net Wt. Container(s) - $24.95

Hollander Chocolate Sweet Ground Chocolate Sauce
Buy Product

Our classic cafe style Chocolate sauce made with fine Dutched cacao and premium natural vanilla. Designed to taste great alone, but truly shines when ...

14 oz. Squeeze Bottle(s) - $7.26

64 oz. Bottle(s) - $18.00

David Rio Tea Frost Japanese Matcha
Buy Product

Japanese Matcha is made with high quality matcha green tea powder sourced from the Nishio Region in the Aichi prefecture of Japan, known as the c...

3 lb. Bag(s) - $41.25

Guayakí Traditional Yerba Maté
Buy Product

Best Seller!! Enjoy the smooth full-bodied flavor and distinct aroma of our premium-quality, rainforest-grown yerba maté. Packed with 196 activ...

8 oz. Bag - $8.95


DISCONTINUED: This item has been discontinued, and limited quantities are available. We will make every attempt to completely fill your order, but occasionally we may need to adjust your order, as we take orders via phone, fax and the internet. If you are interested in buying all available stock, please call us toll free at (866) 776-5288.

5 lb. Bag - $52.50


DISCONTINUED: This item has been discontinued, and limited quantities are available. We will make every attempt to completely fill your order, but occasionally we may need to adjust your order, as we take orders via phone, fax and the internet. If you are interested in buying all available stock, please call us toll free at (866) 776-5288.

Hollander Chocolate White Chocolate Frappe
Buy Product

Our unique White Chocolate Frappé contains cocoa butter and vanilla to create the sweet and nutty flavors of real white chocolate. Pair with es...

2.5 lb. Bag(s) - $14.25

Numi White Rose - Velvet Garden White Tea
Buy Product

Our enchanted White Rose blends the smoothness of delicate, organic white tea with whole organic rose buds. This sweet and fragrant liaison is as prov...

Box(s) of 16 Teabags - $7.30

Welcome ! Remember that any order of $1750 or more qualifies for free shipping, and that you will receive at least a $50 rebate towards freight if you spend more than $750.