Cooking With Tea
Cooking with tea is, as of yet, an under-explored area of the culinary arts. Tea was used for centuries in the Orient, most notably, for smoking poultry, but only recently has tea started to come on its own in the American kitchen. As any high quality ingredient can be, it can and should be the source of great inspiration to any chef exposed to its potential. You can marinate in tea, cure with tea, smoke with tea, flavor dishes directly with either the ground leaves or infusions of the leaves, rub with tea or poach with tea, to name a few of the possibilities.
As with selecting tea to steep as a beverage, when selecting tea to cook with, quality is still important. You should always cook with teas that you would respect enough to enjoy drinking. This means benefit quality tea leaves that are, loose if at all possible, fresh and that have been stored properly.
For the perfect cup of Avataa multi-brew teas:
- Heat water to 150 or 160 degrees F.
- Add 2 grams (10-12 pcs) of leaves to your cup.
- Add the water and steep for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Enjoy your crisp, fragrant and mesmerizing brew.