Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, with three billion cups being enjoyed every day on a global scale.  The tea industry is also a major employer, keeping 13 billion people busy in the planting, harvesting, and production of over 1,000 tea varieties. The most commonly consumed tea, black tea, is just one of many healthy varieties. Studies have shown that it can fight diabetes, help promote weight loss, and even prevent plaque from building on teeth. Green tea, meanwhile, contains powerful antioxidants that can keep you young, foster good heart health, and reduce your stroke risk. If you would love to include tea in your cooking, the following tea recipes may be a good place to start!

Amazing Tea Recipes

Green Tea Pancakes

Green Tea Pancakes

Matcha, which is used in various dishes and desserts in China and Japan, is a type of green tea whose leaves are made into a powder. It has various documented benefits, owing to its potent antioxidant quotient. Matcha has been found to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, help stave off cancer, and boost dental health. One tea recipe you might like to try is matcha pancakes:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2.5 teaspoons matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons Agave syrup or honey
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pink of salt

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients until the mixture is smooth and set the batter aside so the oats have time to soften. Heat a pancake pan over low to medium heat and add a small slab of butter or coconut oil. Drop around ¼ cup of the batter into the pan and cook until lightly golden, flipping over so both sides are done. Top with a little more honey or syrup.

Tea Marinade

Tea Marinade

If you are a barbecue King or Queen, try this beautiful marinade, which will lend a unique flavor to your dish. The blend of tea and mustard will tantalize your taste buds. You can freely use this marinade on around 1.5 or 2 pounds of beef or chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooled black tea
  • 3 teaspoons stone ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 2.5 tablespoons avocado oil

Instructions:

Whisk the ingredients together and rub them into your cuts of meat. Insert the meat into a zip bag and marinade for at least eight hours.

Stir-Fried Tea

Tea

To make stir-fried tea, you don’t actually need a recipe. Just make your favorite dish (be it a wok dish, salad, or meat dish). Next, toss half a handful of brown rice tea (also known as genmaicha) into a wok and heat until it gets dark and toasty. This tea serves as a low-calorie, low-fat crunchy topper to just about any dish you can think of.

If you are already a tea drinker, or you simply want to include tea in your daily meals, there are so many ways to do so. You can add tea to cold beverages, soups, and stews. You can also make something fun like matcha pancakes, a marinade with a difference, or a healthy crunchy topping.

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