Cooking w/ Tea
Tea Oil? I hadn’t even heard of it but its on Sara Moulton’s gourmet picks list.
Anyone have feedback?
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 1 minute ago
Of course not Joker, that’s a completely different product.
Indeed, just didn’t want anyone looking here to be confused.
found this after thinking about pear/matcha combo:
Green Tea poached pears with matcha cream
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!
Here are a few more. The chicken stock and spicy lemon basil sauce sound sooo good!
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!
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.
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.
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/?
http://www.teagarden.com/recipes-pg-87.html The 1st one looks sooo good!
Here’s some more recipes. And if they use yours on the website, they’ll even send you a free sample!