Bon Appétea: Black Tea Bombs

This is an easy recipe for the beginner home chef looking to add something new to their cooking routine – simply soak red potatoes in brewed tea and then give them a toss with aromatic herbs and spices of your choice. In this case, we used ginger and the traditional Chinese five-spice powder for the Asian palate. Ingredients 1/4 cup black tea leaves 2 pounds small red new potatoes 2 tablespoons of salt 2 tablespoons salted butter 4 slices fresh ginger 2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder 1 tablespoon mustard Juice from 1 large lemon 4 spring onions, thinly sliced Instructions Bring water to a rolling boil in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Turn off the heat and steep tea leaves for 3 minutes. Strain and return the tea water to the pan. Prepare and skin the potatoes well under running water. Place them in the tea water with 2 tablespoons of salt and bring the tea-water back to a

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Bon Appétea: Green Apple Teatail

Toast to TGIF – or any time of the week, really – from home with this easy teatail recipe. It’s a tangy cocktail with the nutritional benefits of a green apple smoothie, so you can get inebriated guilt-free. Ingredients 1 bag of green tea. We recommend Chill Tea Tokyo’s Midori Sencha, click here to shop. 1 large green apple 1 cup of ice ½ cup of water 1 shot of vodka 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice Garnish: 1 tablespoon of black sugar Instructions Heat 1/2 cups of the water to a near boil. Add the teabag/loose tea leaves and let them steep for 3 – 5 minutes. Remove the teabag/loose leave and pour the tea into a blender with green apple slices, lemon juice, and ice to blend. Rim a glass with the sugar. Fill with ice. In the glass pour 1 shot of vodka, 1/2 cup of cider, and fill with the blend. Garnish with apple and serve.

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Bon Appétea: Miso Green Tea and Tofu Soup with Zucchini Noodles

When we are craving for a warm cozy meal to soothe our soul and body, this is the recipe we turn to. It is an easy recipe made up with a few simple ingredients – including Green tea, the grassy elixir that has a good dose of antioxidants and gives this delicious zucchini noodle soup an extra punch of goodness.   Ingredients   1 egg white 1-1/2 cups water 2 green tea bags. We recommend Brew Me’s Organic Bali Green Tea. Click here to shop. 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger 2 cup vegetable broth 1/2 cup small-diced tau kua 1 tablespoon white miso paste for that umami flavour 1/3 cup chopped scallions 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1-1/2 medium zucchinis (made into noodles with a spiralizer, blade C) Pepper, to taste   Instructions   In a medium pot, boil the water. Once boiling, remove from heat and steep in the green tea for 3 to 4 minutes, and

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Bon Appétea: Longjing Prawns

This famous Zhejiang cuisine – hailing back to the Qing Dynasty – will please the most discerning palate and appetite. Ostensibly simple, the fresh crispiness of the prawns is underscored with the green fragrance and finish of Longjing (Dragon Well) tea. Ingredients 350g raw peeled shrimp or raw king prawns 7g loose Longjing (Dragon Well) tea leaves. Click here to shop our recommended blend.  1 egg white 1 tbsp cooking oil 2 tsp cornflour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp Huatiao cooking wine Instructions Prepare the prawns and remove their innards. With the dexterity of a skillful surgeon, make a small incision on the back of the prawns and use a toothpick to pry out its dark vein.  Massage the raw prawns in egg white, corn starch, a pinch of salt, and a dose of salad oil so that the prawns will not stick together during the stir-fry process. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. Infuse your tea leaves with 100ml

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Bon Appétea: Moroccan Beef Stew with Mint Tea

  Looking for a recipe to impress your guests at the Thanksgiving dinner you are hosting this year? Consider this meltingly tender beef stew recipe with a refreshing touch – spearmint tea! It will either leave them satiated or craving for another bowl.   Ingredients 750 ml dry red wine 2½-lb. boneless beef chuck roast 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. kosher salt, plus more 3 tbsp. loose mint tea leaves. We recommend Brew Me’s Minty Breeze (Click to shop) 3 medium yellow onions 3 medium carrots 8 garlic cloves 2 star anise 1 cinnamon stick 4 large sprigs thyme 2 Tbsp. red miso paste 1 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 cup parsley leaves and tender stems Crusty bread (for serving)   Instructions   Preheat oven to 300°. Place 2½ lb. beef on a cutting board and cut into 2″ cubes – just try to cut them in relatively evenly-sized pieces so they will cook at the same

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