A taste of Disney's Festival of the Arts: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake

The adult twist on this treat from the inaugural Epcot celebration involves maple bourbon cream.

click to enlarge A taste of Disney's Festival of the Arts: Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake
Meaghan Habuda

The Epcot International Festival of the Arts kicked off earlier this month. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a taste of the inaugural Orlando event from home.

During a sneak peek of Festival of the Arts, us media folk left with a couple recipes for what we sampled throughout the day, including what the Epcot camp has dubbed "Deconstructed Breakfast."

The adult version of this Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake, featured in the recipe below, calls for maple bourbon cream. A company known as Brown Jug Spirits makes the one CL tasted at the media preview.

If you end up at the celebration of culinary and visual arts (open now through Feb. 20), you'll find the deliciously garnished drink at the E = AT^2 food studio.

Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Shake

Yields 2


16 ounces vanilla ice cream

3 ounces boiled water

2 Twinings Spiced Apple Chai Tea Bags

1 ounce maple bourbon cream

Waffle crisps

Candied bacon


Pour freshly boiled water into a heat proof container. Open tea envelope and remove tea bag from packet. Steep 2 tea bags for 4 minutes or until desired strength. Remove tea bags and discard. Chill tea.

In a blender, add ice cream and chilled tea. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and garnish with maple syrup, waffle crisp and candied bacon.


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