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How to use tea as an ingredient in cooking:

7 ways to add tea to your recipes





Most people think of tea as a hot beverage, but did you know that you can also use it in cooking? Tea can be used to add flavour to dishes, and it can also be used as a marinade or glaze. In this blog post, we'll show you some ways to use tea as an ingredient in your cooking.


Tea is a versatile ingredient that can be used in sweet and savoury dishes alike


At Mogok Tea we are of course ... tea lovers. And we would use our black, green and white loose leaf tea everywhere!


You can cook with any type of tea, loose or pre-bagged. Green teas, black teas, oolong, and herbal teas (tisanes) are commonly used to add subtle notes of flavour to savoury dishes.


If you are a tea lover like us, have you ever experimented using tea in your cooking? Here a few ideas on how you can use tea in your recipes.


  1. Make tea eggs: Known for their marbled design and savory soy flavor, the eggs are boiled, then cracked and soaked in tea blended with spices. The addition of green tea to a classic spice rub can really spice it up. The green tea adds just the right amount of earthiness to this mix, and tastes amazing on everything from tofu to chicken to roasted veggies.

  2. Use tea to add flavour to fish: Using tea to smoke fish is a Chinese technique that will impart upon your fillet of choice the particular aromas of whatever tea leaves

  3. Combine tea and butter for a delicious sauce.

  4. Marinate meat with tea: Make 1-2 cups of strong black tea, allow it to cool, and then immerse the beef in the liquid for up to 24 hours.

  5. Make tea-infused simple syrup

  6. Use tea as a soup base or broth: You can use cups of brewed tea as a broth for soups

  7. Tea-scented oil is amazing for stir fries.

Tea can be used for cooking in many different ways and makes a great addition to your recipes!

Surprise your dinner guests and your tea lovers friends and be brave in experimenting in adding tea in your cooking.


Mogok Tea is a producer and wholesaler of loose leaf green, white and black tea. Our Myanmar organic tea is of the highest quality and can be used in a variety of dishes. If you are interested in using tea as an ingredient in your cooking, we would be happy to provide you with our products. Contact us via the form on our website and we will be in touch.

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