Welcome to Jaja Bakes tea-infused panna cotta recipe collections, where dessert and afternoon tea blend into a wonderful velvety treat.
Have I told you how much I love panna cotta? I think I have repeatedly confessed my love for panna cotta desserts over and over again, but I just could not stop. There is so much to love about a panna cotta. Firstly, it is pretty effortless to make. It is so easy, quick, practically foolproof. For the best part, you can play around a wide spectrum of different flavors and richness. In addition, you get to have fun with jiggling your plate from side to side. This delicate dessert wobbles beautifully on the plate.
So, I started the series of tea-infused panna cotta because tea and panna cotta make a great dessert with an interesting taste experience. They are rich, velvety, and silky with a unique and delicate tea flavor. I also love the fact that it only includes very few basic ingredients. A panna cotta is basically a mixture of cream, milk, sugar, vanilla, and gelatin. But with tea-infused panna cotta, you just need to steep the tea or add some tea powder to give the extra flavor. I could not get enough of it.
Now that I have told you the merits of this lovely dessert, let me walk you through making them. Here are some tea-infused panna cotta recipes I have accumulated over the years and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
Rose Infused Panna Cotta is a silky, rich, and creamy vanilla panna cotta with a unique and delicate rose flavor. Despite the rose infusion, this dessert is perfectly light with subtle rose taste and faint floral aroma. Together they do not have a strong flavor, therefore allowing us to appreciate the subtlety of this rose infusion. It is the perfect post-dinner dessert, as well as a great substitute for your afternoon cup of tea. Rose Infused Panna Cotta is definitely a dessert I would like to indulge to relax from stress.
Chamomile tea is one of the top three enjoyed teas in the world. Therefore, I believe everyone can make this recipe at home since it is pretty common everywhere. The result is a light and fresh grounded earthy flavor with hints of floral sweetness.
The addition of matcha gives distinct earthy bitterness to this beautiful dessert. The taste of Matcha Panna Cotta is like a matcha latte but in dessert form. In addition, matcha powder is packed with antioxidants and comes with many health benefits. Matcha powder is a natural detoxifier, it calms and relaxes the body, boosting the metabolism and increasing energy levels, as well as a potent supporting the immune system.
Hojicha is not as famous, but it tastes no less than matcha. It has been beginning to rise in popularity lately. It definitely does not taste like its superstar cousin, Matcha Panna Cotta. However, the addition of hojicha powder gives the distinct bold and intense earthy and smoky flavor to the creamy and sweet panna cotta.
This Genmaicha Panna Cotta is velvety, rich, and aromatic with a fresh grassy flavor of green tea and nutty aroma of the roasted brown rice.
I never thought that I will do a blue dessert in my tea-infused panna cotta series. The gorgeous blue color does not come from any artificial coloring at all. Instead, I used dried butterfly pea flowers which have traditionally been used as a traditional blue coloring since ancient times. For centuries the butterfly pea flower tea was only known in South East Asia. But in recent years, it has become known worldwide. What I love about them is not only the color, but they also bring many benefits to your health.
Lavender Panna Cotta is a luxurious dessert that is easier to make than you think. This dessert is slightly sweet and super creamy with a floral infusion from lavender buds. How does this Lavender Panna Cotta taste like? It tastes sweet with floral scent and flavor with mint and rosemary undertones. Yes, it tastes a little perfumy, but not that overpowering and tolerable. One thing for sure is that I feel fancy eating this.
Afternoon tea is a perfect excuse to drink tea and eat desserts, but you can enjoy both of them with this silky, creamy, and earthy Earl Grey Panna Cotta recipe all at once.