With a lot of people stuck at home due to COVID-19, many folks are now cooking their own meals. To help out, we've compiled a list of five easy cooking with loose leaf tea recipes to add a different flavor to your dining experience. Don't have loose-leaf tea? Use tea in tea bags or any tea on hand!
Black tea is used in this recipe to give the common potato a different twist. Steep the black tea for longer than the stated three minutes if you want a stronger flavor. Save the brewed leaves for presentation for garnish along the side.
Dessert-lovers will really enjoy this scrumptious treat! The recipe calls for black tea bags, but you can use any loose-leaf Black Tea you have on hand. Get the recipe here.
Green Tea Cranberry Muffins
Strongly brewed green tea is used in this yummy muffin recipe to add a special twist on your traditional cranberry muffin. Use more tea during the steeping to get a stronger flavor or less if you want just a lighter taste of tea.
Oolong Tea Doughnuts
For those looking for a gluten-free treat that has a touch of Oolong, check out this Baked Osmanthus and Oolong tea Doughnut recipe. Try experimenting with a green or black tea to see the difference in taste.
Let Us Know!
If you try any of these recipes, we'd like to know how they turned out! Please leave a comment in the comments section below or leave any questions you may have as well.
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This crop of tea is the most recent growth picked from new branches on the trees that were allowed to grow for four months or so, similar to our recent batch of Traditional Hong Shui Oolong that we offered last month. As with last month's batch, this tea was also affected by the Green Leafhopper, and other pests. This is inevitable, given that this is an organic farm and the summer months are most susceptible to bugs!
We can see how naturally these tea trees are allowed to grow. It's a wholly different farming method than conventional farming, and the produce from a farm like this is also next level. In our perception, based on visiting tea farms in Taiwan for over 20 years, this source is a rare and precious find. The combination of a pristine geographic location with an ideal micro-climate for tea production, and the natural farming methods are just not to be found. In a word, we love this farms, as well as its caretakers!
Our newly arrived batch of Charcoal Roasted High Mountain Oolong was harvested in spring 2020 from a farm at 1400m elevation in the Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Tea growing region. Compared with our previous batch from the same farm that was harvested in fall 2019, this new batch is noticeably more substantial and balanced in character.