Grilling – With Your Favorite Teas!


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.

  1. Add your favorite ground tea to your dry spice rubs or add it steeped into wet marinades.
  2. Try grilling cut fruit (peaches, for example) brushed with brewed tea to enhance the flavor.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!