Balancing Act Entree


Balancing Act

The #PaletteForYourPalate Tea Entrée Balancing Act is Tealeaves ICON and Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier’s creation, inspired by TEALEAVES Organic Chamomile Blossoms + Pantone 116C + Mood: Calm.


Organic Chamomile Blossoms’ tranquil qualities help the body unwind.


Carefree days filled with calm and comfort evokes the nostalgia of lying in a field, the gentle hum of bees happily drifting by with golden treasures.


“Sparkling with optimism, this warm and engaging yellow provides hope and comfort.”

Vice President | Pantone Color Institute™

Chef's Notes:
Blending Tea + Color + Mood

“For me, calmness in mood naturally goes with lightness in taste. Hence the lack of oil, the vinaigrette, the orange Organic Chamomile Blossoms jelly. Eating this, with a panoramic view of the ocean... that’s it. That’s calm.”

— Cyrille Pannier, Executive Chef at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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Balancing Act

“We used both Organic Chamomile Blossoms and fresh chamomile blossoms.The vinaigrette was infused with chamomile. There's a chamomile jelly shot with a bit of lemon, honey, ginger— a nice bite when paired with the salad. In this dish, balance was key."

- Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier

Servings: 1

Keywords: Pantone, Savory, Entree

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins


Balancing Act Entrée

  • 12 U10 Prawns, Peeled and Deveined
  • 1 Tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 Bamboo Skewers
  • 3 Diced Chamomile Jelly (see recipe below)
  • 4 Cups Mango Salad (see recipe below)
  • 1 Pinch Fresh Chamomile Blossoms
  • To Taste Salt and Pepper

Chamomile Jelly

Mango Salad

  • 1 Mango, Peeled and Sliced
  • 2 Oranges, Segmented
  • 4 Spring Onions, Finely Sliced
  • ⅓ Cucumber, Peeled, Seeded and Finely Sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. Mint, Roughly Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Coriander, Roughly Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Thai Basil, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Tsp. Sesame Seeds, Toasted
  • ¼ Cup Chamomile Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Chamomile Vinaigrette


Balancing Act Entrée

  1. Thread 3 prawns onto each skewer.
  2. Season with salt & pepper.
  3. In large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil and add prawn skewers, cook for about 1 minute each side over moderate heat until opaque.
  4. Remove skewers and rest on paper towel.
  5. Place skewers in middle of each plate, drizzle some vinaigrette.
  6. Place the chamomile jelly and blossoms and the mango salad around the skewers.
  7. Enjoy!

Chamomile Jelly

  1. Infuse 4 TEALEAVES Organic Chamomile Blossoms Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabags in 20 cl. of hot water.
  2. Strain and add lemon juice, softened gelatin leafs and agar.
  3. Pour into container and let set in refrigerator.
  4. Once set, dice into cubes.
  5. Will yield 12 diced cubes (3 needed for dish).

Mango Salad

Chamomile Vinaigrette

  1. Infuse hot vegetable stock with one bag of TEALEAVES Organic Chamomile Blossoms Whole Leaf Pyramid Teabags.
  2. Mix the corn flour with 1 Tbsp. of cold water and add to hot stock.
  3. Transfer to small saucepan and boil for 1 minute, cool down.
  4. When cold, emulsify the vinaigrette with lime juice and grape seed oil.


TEALEAVES’ and Pantone Color Institute’s Palette For Your Palate is a first-of-its-kind collaboration where 10 iconic tea blends serve as muse to over 30 world-class chefs and mixologists. Their creations culminate into a feast for the eyes, with the viewer ‘tasting’ the intimate expressions of the culinary, mixology, pastry artists’ rendition of Tea + Color + Mood.

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