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Apr 2, 2005 07:18 PM

Cooking with the tea?

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I have a bunch of tea bags, mainly green and white, I wanted to use quickly. What can I cook using tea? Rice? Chicken? Suggestions. Thanks.

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  1. Hi,

    I'm interested in recipes with tea because when I was in Taiwan I went to a restaurant and everything there were cooked with tea and they're so delicius...

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    1. re: Malice

      Hi, like Taiwanese tea eggs? Hard boil some eggs, then gently crack the shells (but don't peel). Lower eggs a pot of water, brewed tea, soy sauce and star anise. Simmer for a couple of hours. The eggs will have absorbed the flavors and color nicely.

      Also, Apt Therapy has a recipe for cookies made with tea:

      1. re: rubymydear

        Hi Rubymydear, these cookies looks amazing! I'm going to start with them! Thanks!

        1. re: Malice

          Hi Rubymydear, this weekend I was making some cookies, these ones as well, and they are so tasteful... yum yum

    2. There's a method of cooking called tea-smoking but it usually involves black tea that I've seen recipes for...anyone know if you can use green tea leaves for this method?

      1. I did a recipe search for "tea" on epicurious and came up with quite a few . . .

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        1. re: kittyfood

          Hi Kittyfood, I didn't know this epicurios webpage, I'll take a look! thanks.

        2. You could make a batch of tea, jasmine would be good, and use it in place of water to make rice.
          Or you could make a batch of iced tea with it.
          You could poach chicken with it. I think anything cooked in water that is slightly delicate tasting could be used with the tea water.

            1. re: piccola

              Thanks Piccola, I will take a look to this webpage! hummm so many recipes!