Green tea is an incredibly popular beverage all over the world. Quite a number of people are aware of the health benefits that this super drink offers nowadays. What not many people know is that green tea is a versatile ingredient that can be used to create exquisite culinary delights! The article below describes a few dishes that use green tea as a key ingredient so you too can experiment with tastes and give your taste buds a delightful treat!
1. Whole Wheat Matcha Almond Waffles
To make this delightful dish, you need to have the standard ingredients for waffles, like flour, baking powder, eggs and vegetable oil. Almond milk and sliced almonds are also added to the mix. Then, of course, a heaped tablespoon of matcha green tea powder, the secret ingredient is added! If you want a sweeter variant of the dish you can add sugar to the mix. These deliciously crispy waffles are best served with fresh strawberries.
2. Tea Roasted Carrot & Farro Risotto
This is a healthy and nutritious meal that is packed with flavour. Farro risotto is used for this tea recipe but what makes it truly special is the incredible flavour that the carrot acquires during the cooking process. The carrots boiled before being coated with a mixture of green tea, garlic, salt and vinegar. After that, the carrots should be baked with slices of lemons for added zest. The flavoursome carrots are then sliced and added to the prepared risotto.
3. Loose Leaf Iced Tea
This is a refreshing English Breakfast tea recipe that is quite easy to prepare. All you need to do is steep 1 to 2 tablespoons of green tea (black and white tea can also be used) for 2 to 3 minutes in 1 cup of just boiled water. Then remove the tea leaves, pour the tea to a glass filled with ice and enjoy!
4. Green Tea Vodka
To make green tea vodka, you only have to combine green tea and vodka in a glass jar with a lid. Let it sit for 2 to 24 hours. Then remove the tea leaves, store at room temperature and pour yourself a glass whenever you desire!