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Dec 10, 2013 06:13 PM

Tea marinade

Tea seems like a great component to use in a marinade. Maybe not the only component, but one of them.
What teas would be best for a marinade? I'm thinking subtle teas would not work as well as something with strong, earthy flavors.
What food might be a good target for tea marinades?

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    1. What food might be a good target for tea marinades?

      Eggs and poultry (e.g. chicken and duck)

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Not a marinade, but there are many dishes with smoky tea sauce ( Chinese )
        I love shrimp that way so perhaps a marinade, briefly, would work with shrimp.

        1. re: magiesmom

          Also not a marinade, there are many cakes and pastries made with tea (and, no, I'm not talking about English Teacakes).

      2. You'll enjoy reading this about the many uses of tea in food preparations (including marinades).

        1. Stewed eggs are a lot of fun. I haven't seen any recipes for eggs stewed in just tea. Usually it's tea and spices like cinnamon or star anise. Something simple like Assam. You boil some eggs, crack them but don't remove the shell, then stew them another 10 minutes in the tea/spices. You can leave them overnight. When you peel them, they'll have a pattern all over them, and a subtle flavor.

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          1. re: MickiYam

            Do you stew them overnight or just let them soak in the refrigerator?