"The blend just infuses the sugar very delicately..." Listen to Pastry Chef Alex Abley (0.21)
The Creation
The Muse
Dessert No.8

Imaginative Pastry:
Organic Vanilla Rooibos Panna Cotta

BY Pastry Chef Alex Abley
CREATED AT Railtown Cafe

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Organic Vanilla Rooibos
  • Color: PANTONE 714C
  • MOOD: Imaginative

The artist was inspired by the tea, color, and mood of the TEALEAVES Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabag Collection.

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Imaginative: PANTONE 714C

“A welcoming shade that embraces, this happy and friendly orange is good natured in spirit and delicious in its appeal.”

LAURIE PRESSMAN
VICE-PRESIDENT,
PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE
The Artist
The Artist

Chef's Notes:
blending tea, mood, and color

“I wanted the mood 'Imaginative' to come through in the plating. Then I deliberately chose ingredients that had that intense orange. As for the Organic Vanilla Rooibos, I wanted it to play a subdued role in the panna cotta, but also in use it in its raw form as a garnish.”

-Pastry Chef Alex Abley

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The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“I used Organic Vanilla Rooibos in the opaline, just in its raw form with cooked sugar. The blend infuses the sugar very delicately, imparting a toasted note to the garnish."”

-Pastry Chef Alex Abley
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The Gift Shop
The Gift Shop

Symbolism of the Phoenix :

Both Phoenix and the rooibos plant rise from earth to sun, evoking renewal. Organic Vanilla Rooibos, with its high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content, restores the body and inspires the senses to soar.

“Against the rising sun, an immortal feather floats. An auspicious sign of rebirth and renewal. Well-being and longevity for generations to come.”