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Alishan said

Tea for Smoking Meats?

Anyone have experience with using tea to smoke meats?

I have been burning through winter Oolong like its my job making iced tea. Have started to dry out leaves and save them.

Thinking to tea smoke/roast a turkey breast on the grill. Have done it before with various woods, nut shells, but zero experience with tea.


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teawade said

Sounds amazing. Sorry I don’t have any recommendations or suggestions and have no experience with smoking meats but I DO have experience in eating them so I’m definitely going to check back here and see what others say.

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Azzrian said

What about Lapsang Souchong? Wow did I spell that right the first try? Sweet!

teawade said

hahah I get that feeling all the time when typing in a lot of traditional tea names. congrats!

Azzrian said

LOL thanks :)

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Will said

The usual Chinese way is to use (uncooked) rice, brown sugar, and dry tea leaves. Lots of recipes and videos online. I imagine that using a smoked or smokey tea would be kind of redundant in this case, but I’d definitely avoid using something expensive (not sure if dried out spent leaves will work, though I can’t think of a good reason they wouldn’t).

Vegetarians can, of course, smoke pressed tofu, vegetarian duck, or wheat gluten, which is also pretty tasty.

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