In this post, I want to inspire you to not just drink tea, but to cook with tea!
Here are four different recipes and ways to incorporate tea into your everyday cooking .
1) Earl Grey Sugar Cookies
You can add crushed tea leaves to many different things. One very common use of crushed tea leaves is in butter cookies.
Find my recipe for Earl Grey Sugar Cookies here: http://lexalexrecipe.blogspot.ca/
2) Darjeeling Mousse Tart
Another way to use tea is to steep it in any liquid ingredients. If you're making pancakes, steep tea in the milk. Likewise, if you're baking a cake you could steep tea leaves in the cake batter. In this particular recipe, I steeped Darjeeling in the cream before I made it into mousse.
Find the recipe here: http://lexalexrecipe.blogspot.ca/
3) Jasmine Tea Rub Ribs
I'm sure you've heard of coffee rubs but there's also such a thing as tea rubs! These amazing ribs are made with jasmine tea leaves. You could use tea rubs in all sorts of meat recipes.
Find this recipe here: http://thewoksoflife.com/2014/07/jasmine-tea-rub-ribs/
(photography from http://thewoksoflife.com)
4) Miso Green Tea and Ginger Tofu Soup
One last way to use tea is in soups. You could steep a bag of tea in almost any kind of soup. Peppermint and green tea would pair lovely with many types of soup.
Find this recipe here: http://www.sheknows.com
(photography from http://www.sheknows.com)