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"Finding a natural color of blue is very hard. So we used clitoria flowers to infuse and create umami flavor..." Listen to Executive Chef Diego Oka (0.41)
The Creation
The Muse
Entrée No.3

Bold Culinary:

BY Executive Chef Diego Oka
CREATED AT Mandarin Oriental, Miami

The Muse

  • Tea: TeaLeaves Organic English Breakfast
  • Color: PANTONE 285C
  • MOOD: Bold

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

The Mood & Color
The Mood & Color

Bold: PANTONE 285C

“Radiating high energy and intensity, this vivid blue hue is strong and regal in its bearing.”

The Artist
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The Artist

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

“How is it bold? The textures. You have the crunchiness. You have the silkiness. You have the creaminess of the sauce. And then there's the earthiness— I tried to make a garden. We make a dirt made of Mexican blue corn. That was my inspiration.”

-Executive Chef Diego Oka
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The Ingredients
The Ingredients

“We created umami with the Organic English Breakfast tea as foam, then formed 'earth' and 'dirt' with Mexican blue corn tortilla. Add in blue crab and a salad of fava beans and piquillo peppers. Then dress it all in Peruvian Aji Amarillo sauce— bold.”

- Executive Chef Diego Oka
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Symbolism of the Peacock:

Since ancient times, the Peacock illustrates immortality, nobility and renewal. Inspired by its poised and regal nature, the peacock personifies Organic English Breakfast’s bold and confident palate.

“Elegant and poised, focused and aware. Each step precise, keen eyes watchful. No matter what surprises the day brings, these feathers remain unruffled.”