Teas in Foods

@NailTech (6890)
United States
February 8, 2012 4:21pm CST
Tea is not only a tasty beverage but a too often culinary ingredient which can be used in many dishes, too. Most teas are either earthy, woodsy, smoky or sweet to the tastebuds. Are there any foods or recipes you have in which you use green tea or any other tea besides only drinking it? Do you have a minute to explain what the dishes are and how they taste?
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• United States
9 Feb 12
In all the years that I have been cooking tea has never made it into a culinary delight before. This is something that I will have to think about and see if I can create something new, tasty and interesting. Coffee on the other hand is added to so many different things. Ice cream, cookies, cakes and even icing. Never though to try tea, thanks for a great idea. It is sad that tea which is good for you and lowers your cortisol levels or stress isn't added to recipes like so many others that are inter-changeable.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
9 Feb 12
Yea, sad that it is rare that it is used. I have been watching some baking and cooking shows on some digital TV now and notice they have even made some cake icing out of green tea, or at least mixed it in so it turns out green but tastes like green tea. I would have loved to try it to see what it tastes like. Coffee does get put in many recipes, as you said. Tiramisu is one other one besides the ones you have already mentioned.
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
9 Feb 12
But you did say cake and Tiramisu is a cake, sorry for the mix up! :-)
@Anne18 (11036)
3 Mar 12
I make a lovely tea loaf. Its basically a fruit loaf but you soak the fruit in tea over night, it is so yummy and it is one of my trade dishes
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Mmmmmm, that sounds so yummy. I will have to find a recipe for that. Interesting!
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Feb 12
Here we haev one dish which needs the Long Jin tea. It is a kind of green tea. There is a famous dish in Hangzhou and we called it shrimps with Long Jin tea. They fry the shrimps with Long Jin tea and I like this dish. It is so fresh and delicious. Perhaps the tea is like a seasoning here. It gives the dish special flavor. I love China
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
10 Feb 12
That sounds good to me, youless. Love shrimp of all kinds! Yummy. Yes the tea is used like a flavoring or seasoning.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
8 Feb 12
At the moment I think tea is one of the most confuding things around at the moment, there is black, white, green and a lot of designer teas of different herbs, I find them all so confusing as to which ones are better for you, it would be good to have it all spelt out for us...
@NailTech (6890)
• United States
8 Feb 12
Yes they can be confusing. We need to take some tea classes nowadays or something, maybe that could help us lacking in the tea expertise. LOL (Oh and I meant to say in my first discussion up there that they are too often neglected in culinary ingredients, my typos are just the worst, ack.)