Almond & Pu-Erh “Cheese” Spread (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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The addition of Pu-Erh Tea to this Vegan Almond Cheese Spread adds an amazing depth of flavor, making this a perfect addition to any party spread!
This post is sponsored by Rishi Tea.

Hey there, friends! Today I’m going to show you how to use tea to make a delicious Cheese “spread.” It’s not only for drinking anymore, folks!

This Almond & Pu-Erh Spread is great on antipasti platters, spread on top of crackers, or just off of a good ol’ spoon.

Almond & Pu-Erh Cheese Spread - Easy Vegan Party Recipe

First, let’s talk about tea! Specifically, Pu-Erh (poo-err) tea. Pu-Erh tea can be either green or black, but it’s always fermented. This gives it a nice full and “earthy” body, making it a perfect addition to this Cheese Spread. It adds a great depth of flavor that takes this recipe to the next level.

Almond & Pu-Erh Cheese Spread - Easy Vegan Party Recipe

I used Rishi Tea’s Pu-Erh Classic blend for this recipe, and would highly recommend it! I’ve never tried a Rishi Tea that I didn’t like, and am continually impressed by their exceptional quality and flavor.

Almond & Pu-Erh Cheese Spread - Easy Vegan Party Recipe

I decided to keep things pretty simple with this recipe, but sometimes simple is best. You only need 5 ingredients, plus around 10 minutes. Brew, blend, and enjoy!

Almond & Pu-Erh Cheese Spread - Easy Vegan Party Recipe

If you’re looking for more holiday recipes featuring tea, check out my latest YouTube video here:

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Or, you may also like to check out my Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole or Fluffy Vegan Cornbread!

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Almond & Pu-Erh Cheese Spread (Vegan)

The addition of Pu-Erh Tea to this Vegan Almond Cheese Spread adds an amazing depth of flavor, making this a perfect addition to any party spread!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp Rishi Tea’s Pu-Erh Classic blend + 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup Finely Ground Almond Flour, divided
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (optional, or to taste)

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the Pu-Erh Tea concentrate. Add 1/4 cup of 212ºF water to 1 tbsp of loose leaf Pu-Erh Tea, cover, and let brew for 6 minutes. Strain the brew from the leaves, and set aside. 
  2. Add 1 cup of the Almond Flour, Nutritional Yeast, Salt, and Black Pepper to a high speed blender or food processor and process for 30 seconds, to release some of the oils from the Almond Flour. 
  3. Add in the brewed Pu-Erh tea, and pulse until evenly combined. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining Almond Flour, to add more texture to the spread.
  4. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to one week.

Notes

I do not recommend any substitutions for this recipe — Almond Flour was used in place of Almonds as it is more dry (and allows us to add the tea to thicken it), and the Pu-Erh Tea adds a great depth of flavor that is essential to this recipe. 

I used Rishi Tea’s Pu-Erh Classic blend for this recipe, but if you have another variety that you like, feel free to use that as well! 

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  1. 5 stars
    Do you use oil free crackers? I am oil free and have yet to find an oil free version in stores. The ones you have pictured w/ this look great. Do you remember what they were? do you have any oil free cracker recipes? Thanks!