Cooking with Green Tea

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Cooking with Green Tea is a simple, yet innovative way of adding some extra green tea nutrients to your day. Tea is actually a herb, and can be used in the same manner that you would use any other herb such as basil, lemongrass or ginger.

Cooking with Green Tea adds taste, colour, nourishment and a little bit of your own uniqueness to both sweet and savoury dishes.

There are a number of ways to Cook with Green Tea:

Green Tea can be used in any recipe instead of water…
  • Cook fragrant and flavoursome rice (or any other grain) in green tea rather than water
  • Likewise pasta can be cooked in green tea
  • Poached fruit is extra delicious and aromatic when poached in green tea
  • Use green tea as a base for any kind of soup, broth or sauce
  • A superb and easy soup can be made with leftover cooked rice, brewed green tea, a little miso paste, and a few vegetables
    (I add finely chopped carrot, kale, seaweed and spring onions)
cooking with green tea
Use tea leaves from the first brew…
  • Make a first brew of tea(1). Drink your tea, enjoy, and then use the brewed leaves in your savoury meal as you would use any other fresh herb
  • Mix them into a stir fry
  • Throw them into a vegetable casserole when you have finished cooking it
  • Add them to a tossed salad
  • Sprinkle over steamed vegetables
Matcha (green tea powder) is a super-food addition to many dishes…
  • Add matcha powder to any cake or cookie mix(2)
  • Blend into smoothies
  • Stir into coconut or almond milk for an on-the-run snack
  • Add matcha to chia seeds, soak overnight in coconut or almond milk, and add fresh fruit next morning for a nutrient dense, keep-you-going breakfast
  • And green tea, vegan ice cream is certainly a taste sensation; see below for a delightful recipe(3)
cooking with green tea
Make your own seasoning with green tea leaves or matcha powder…
  • Use a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder to grind the tea with sea salt, black pepper and a herbal mix of your choice. I add oregano, thyme, sage, and turmeric, and sprinkle on all savoury dishes, raw or cooked

Cooking is something best done with both love and abandonment. So do experiment with different teas to find your own signature taste combinations. Also experiment with the strength of any brew that you use.

Enjoy Cooking with Green Tea, and until next time, share some kindness and many blessings to you. ~ GreenWitch Tea

I take pleasure in tea, appreciating it with my spirit and therefore cannot explain why. ~ Sen Joo

(1) Green Tea  (2) Green Tea Cookies
(3) Green Tea Vegan Ice Cream

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  • Sandra murray
    January 19, 2017 9:20 pm

    I really wasn’t quite sure what this would entail. Once again I’m opening a wealth of new and exciting possibilities in my striving for health and freedom. It’s so wonderful that tea is an herb, who knew :)) Now if I can find compromise and harmony with my non vegan family. I feel like boundaries are needed for my sanctity. I’m torn with my own hypocrisy, and the knowledge I can’t change anyone but me. Where is the line drawn in the sand??

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    • You are not alone Sandra… So many vegans have this same problem… My line is, I won’t have meat in my home, tis a cruelty free place to be, safe for all. I cook with flowers, colour, herbs, spices, a rainbow of veggies, complete protein… I try to make meals appealing to all senses, so those that aren’t vegan or veggie, still enjoy immensely, and hopefully get a little interested. I hope that helps a little… xox

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  • Sandra murray
    January 20, 2017 9:20 am

    I’m at a complete loss, next month I make a year vegan. They are on their own as I even today purchased my own fridge and my line is, you deal with your desires. And I have the ability to improve everyone’s health in a n exciting tasteful adventure. My ego thought my joy would be infectious. I feel an imbalance of emotions when I think about harmony, ain’t none when death rules the palate

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    • I’t so hard… Could you suggest one of the videos like ‘Forks over Knives’ or ‘Earthlings’ for them to watch? Do you think they would be open?
      Having your own fridge is a good idea. Maybe you could suggest that when you’re sharing a meal at the table together it be vegan, and if you’re not joining them, they can cook as they wish… And then maybe they will come around as they see your meals, the nourishment, notice how good they feel after your meals… May harmony and compassion win out!

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      • Sandra murray
        January 21, 2017 9:36 am

        Stubborn Irish Bostonians my hubbies clan, stubborn German lot my clan. Living a lie so completely they think I’m deluded! Oh well some things we must live to learn!
        I may just become a total radical and shake things up around the realm :))<3

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