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Genmai Cha Berry Best Muffins

moonpixy TeaChef Level 1

The Genmai Cha gives a delicate nutty flavor to these delicious mixed berry muffins. Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 25 min.

35 m 2


  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. sugar set aside (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  • 3 tsp. genmai cha leaves
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4-5 c. fresh or frozen blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or cranberries


Brew tea in water and let steep for 10 min. Strain and allow to cool.

Cream butter and sugar in large mixing bowl.

Add eggs one at a time.

Mix evaporated milk with strong brewed tea and set aside. Mix remaining dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt.

Alternately add milk/tea mixture and flour mixture while blending slowly. The batter will be very thick. Blend well.

Fold in berries of choice. If using frozen berries, partially thaw and dust with flour before folding in to batter.

Grease muffin tins. Grease entire pan, because muffins will extend over the top of the cups to form nice crowns.

Heap batter above the rim of muffin cup for a nice mushroom shape.

Sprinkle generously with sugar. (optional)

Bake in 425°F oven for 10 min. After 10 min., turn the oven down to 375°F and bake an additional 15 min. until muffins are done in center and golden brown.


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