5 Easy Cooking with Loose Leaf Tea Recipes

May 01, 2020

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!

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Tea-Infused Potatoes

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.

Tea-Smoked Salmon

For those into grilling, this one is right up your alley! A quarter-cup of Jasmine or Oolong Tea is used in this tea-smoked salmon recipe, though any whole-leaf tea on hand should work just fine.

Sweet Tea Cupcakes

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.

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