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Cooking w/ Tea

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TeaParT said

Tea Oil? I hadn’t even heard of it but its on Sara Moulton’s gourmet picks list.

http://www.republicoftea.com/pages/teaoil1.asp

Anyone have feedback?

Cofftea said

No feedback, but I REALLY want to try it!

Joker said

Don’t use Tea ‘tree’ oil in food!

Tea tree has a long history of traditional use. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area.

Tea tree oil contains consituents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil’s antimicrobial activity.

Tea tree oil should not be taken internally, even in small quantities. It can cause impaired immune function, diarrhea, and potentially fatal central nervous system depression (excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, confusion, coma).

Cofftea said

Of course not Joker, that’s a completely different product.

Joker said

Cofftea said 1 minute ago

Of course not Joker, that’s a completely different product.

Indeed, just didn’t want anyone looking here to be confused.

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Janefan said

found this after thinking about pear/matcha combo:

Green Tea poached pears with matcha cream
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/green_tea_poached_pears_with_matcha_cream.html

here’s the matcha cream: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/matcha_cream.html
I’d probably just use greek yogurt, not vanilla

I may make this for my next tea party!

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Cofftea said

Here are a few more. The chicken stock and spicy lemon basil sauce sound sooo good!
http://www.theteaavenue.com/tearecipes.html

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You can actually use tea in just about anything. If you make tea in the gongfu style, you’re left over with runoff tea and water. Some call it waste-water, but that can be used to enhance the flavours of any home made soups or stirfrys. Give it a shot sometime; I always enjoy the end result!

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TeaParT said

Green Tea and Vanilla Pannacotta with Chocolate Sauce – Think I’ll wait for a little warmer weather but I’m anxious to try this. Doubt that I’ll use beef gelatine and I’ll probably cheat with Hershey’s syrup but even I could pull off a great presentation like this.
http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/other-recipes/green-tea-and-vanilla-pannacotta-with-ch

Janefan said

ohh, that looks wonderful. thanks for sharing!

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Janefan said

Vanilla Bean Jasmine Rice Pudding (made with Jasmine Green tea) was just posted today on one of my favorite blogs, 17 and Baking: http://17andbaking.com/2010/02/08/vanilla-bean-jasmine-rice-pudding/

I prefer tapioca to rice pudding, but I bet this could be adapted for tapioca.

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Cofftea said

I just got some wonderful lapsang souchong cheese from H&S and I’d like to put some on a salad- does anyone have a salad dressing suggestion to pair it w/?

wombatgirl said

Is that available for purchase somewhere? My husband would love it.

Cofftea said

Their store.

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Cofftea said

http://www.teagarden.com/recipes-pg-87.html The 1st one looks sooo good!

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Cofftea said

Here’s some more recipes. And if they use yours on the website, they’ll even send you a free sample!
http://www.strandtea.com/shop/tea-recipes/info_8.html

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Spot52 select said

I like to make my rice using green tea. It adds a little color, and a little flavour.

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