10 Surprising Things to Do with Tea
Steep it, stir it, sip it -- forget everything you've ever known about hot tea, and fetch your chef's hat. Because why drink your tea when there are so many other unexpected ways to enjoy the beverage basic? You'll be amazed at how this pantry must-have can be transformed, including tea leaf-studded chocolate, soothing green tea soup, and irresistible chai tea muffins.
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Put the mug down. That basic tea bag does way more than flavor hot water. Discover just how fun tea time can be with 10 amazing ways to cook with tea.
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Jaw-dropping homemade candy is as easy as one, two, tea. Just melt a blend of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate, sprinkle with sea salt and herbal tea leaves, then allow the dessert to harden into luxurious chocolate bars.
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- 2 hrs 15 mins
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How do you make a perfect dessert even more irresistible? Infuse it with chai tea, of course. Steeped in hot milk, the tea adds full-bodied flavor to baked goods, including these breakfast cupcakes complete with sugar, spice, and everything nice.
- Start to Finish:
- 45 mins
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BONUS! 5 More Ways to Cook with Tea
- Baked Goods: Use powdered tea as a partial replacement for flour (about 1 teaspoon per cup of flour)
- Meat: Smoke with tea leaves, marinate with brewed tea, or rub with powdered tea
- Hard-boiled eggs: Boil eggs in tea instead of water
- Fish: Stuff with tea leaves before steaming
- Candy: Infuse Earl Grey tea into ganache for tea chocolate truffles
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