Summer is for grilling and we love being able to use tea in both savory and sweet grilled foods. You will need about ½ cup of tea leaves for smoking. For marinades and rubs, use more or less depending on how much of that flavor you want to impart.
- Add your favorite ground tea to your dry spice rubs or add it steeped into wet marinades.
- Try grilling cut fruit (peaches, for example) brushed with brewed tea to enhance the flavor.
- Add the element of tea smoke to your grill by scattering wet tea leaves over the coals, then cook your meal covered to get all the flavors.
- Prepare a foiled packed with uncooked rice (to give it some weight), tea leaves and spices. Add orange and/or lemon zest, cinnamon, star anise and pepper.
Let us know here or on Facebook if you have a good tea marinade or smoker recipe! We want to see it!
As always, Enjoy Better Tea!