Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cooking with Tea and Tisanes

Interested in cooking with tea and tisanes? There are a lot of recipes out there to try. Most of them are sweet, but some are savory. Here are a few to get you started:


Baklava with Rose Water and Tea Granita (If you dig the whole popsicle-sorbet hybrid, check out more tea granita recipes from one of my previous posts.)

Bittersweet Chocolate Souflee with Earl Grey Custard Sauce

Boysenberries with Black Currant Creme Anglaise

Caramelized Fresh Pineapple Tiramisu

Chai-Poached Apricots and Plums

Chai Pots de Creme (There are more masala chai recipes on VeeTea.)

Chamomile Creme Alglaise

Chocolate Earl Grey Truffles (This is a personal favorite.)

Earl Grey Madelines with Honey

"Exotic" Caramel Sauce

Fig Fluden (Flat Cake)

Green Tea "Cat's Tongues" (From Chocolate and Zuccini--a fantastic food blog.)

Green Tea Cheesecake with Raspberries and Raspberry-Mint Tisane

Green Tea Ice Cream (There are TONS of recipes for green tea ice cream out there. If there's one you especially like, send it to me and I'll post it!)

Green Tea Panna Cotta

Hibiscus "Tea" Sorbet (This is actually a tisane, but it looks delicious by any name.)

Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Jasmine Whipped Cream (This would pair well with a number of other tea dishes here, or with fresh fruit, pie, ice cream, etc.)

Oranges and Prunes in Cardamom Tea Syrup

Pears Poached in Earl Grey with Dried Fruit

Rhubarb Poached in Jasmine Tea with Ginger

Tea-and-Honey Crisps

Tea Brack (Dark, fruity cake with black tea)

Tea-Poached Pears with Tapioca Pearls and Satsumas


Duck Breasts with Orange, Honey, and Tea Sauce (According to my duck-loving artist friend Rajive, this is not NEARLY enough honey. I don't eat meat, so I have no opinion on the matter.)

Green Tea Rice

Green Tea Soy Broth

Grilled Tea-Brined Turkey

Jasmine Tea Rice

Lapsang Souchong Peanuts

Lapsang Souchong Ribs

Marmalade-Glazed Ham with Sweet Orange-Tea Sauce

Traditional Ochazuke (Tea Rice)

Scallop Tea Rice

Soy-Ginger Beef and Noodle Salad

Spiced Green Tea Rice

Tea-and-Lemon Gravy

Tea-Marbled Eggs

Tea-Smoked Chicken

Tea-Smoked Duck Breasts

Tea-Smoked Mushrooms (I had a similar dish in India at a lovely hotel near Makaibari and Castleton Estates, a few blocks down the road from the Darjeeling Tea Research Centre. It was delicious!)

Tea-Smoked Salmon

Tea-Smoked Sturgeon

If you have any recipes you'd like me to post, send them to me and I'll add them to the list.

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