Cooking with Flavored Teas — A Real Trend

Using flavored teas as an ingredient in recipes is becoming a real trend. Considering the bits of fruit, flower petals, and spices in these teas, this trend seems only natural since these items are used for cooking anyway. The tea just adds that “something extra.” A number of recipes have been featured on this blog …

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Cooking with Tea: Good Gravy!

One of the best pieces of cooking advice anyone ever gave me was this: Never use water when you can use some other liquid. In other words, don’t just add liquid – add flavour, aroma, and character too. Although I cook (and bake) with various liquids – broth, wine, beer, juices of all kinds, milks …

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Cooking with Tea — An Introduction

I love the Twitterverse and after admiring from afar, I finally had the opportunity to tweet with, and eventually meet, Sally Lynch of Taste Trekkers. It is always a pleasure to meet someone who is as passionate in their field as I am passionate in tea, and Sally is no exception. She LOVES food!  She loves talking about …

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Beyond the Teacup: Cooking with Tea

One of the best pieces of cooking advice anyone ever gave me was “Never cook with water if there’s some other liquid you can use instead.” The person who told me this was a mighty good cook, so I took her advice to heart. Over the years I’ve experimented with numerous “water substitutes.” Broth, wine, …

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Most Unlikely

A large portion of our kitchen is occupied by my tea and its paraphernalia. And tea does not always remain in the teacup, but sometimes makes it onto our plate. Even though I cook with tea, I am often surprised at the other unexpected places that I find my favorite beverage. Sometimes, its in other …

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Book Review — “The Story of Tea”

I come across many tea books as I peruse the shelves at book stores and libraries, where I spend a great deal of my free time. Many of them are redundant, but this book is not one of them. The Story of Tea by Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss is one of the most …

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Cooking with Tea

by Stephanie Hanson Whether you begin your day with a cup of Irish Breakfast or end it sipping a nice, mellow white tea, you're here because you love to drink tea. And if you're like me, in between those two cups of tea are three or four more. Maybe you even think about pairing tea …

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