Tea isn’t just for dipping your toast in! Tea can provide you with quite a few health benefits and you don’t just have to sip a cup to get those benefits. You can use your favourite healthy teas in cooking which can add flavour and health benefits to meals.
Tea Soup Base
Start making your soup with a tea base and you can reap the health benefits of green tea, wulong tea, black tea, white tea , chai or any other. Tea has so many health benefits that getting it into your recipes is a great way to add both flavour and health.
Not only will you get antioxidant, metabolic or antibacterial benefits depending on the type of tea you use but the flavour is awesome. Green tea or white tea make a nice and light base for Asian or traditional soups whereas oolong or wulong is more of a woodsy flavour perfect for a hearty beef and vegetable. If you want something exotic tasting, start your base with Chai.
White tea is increasingly popular for those feeling sick and making your chicken noodle soup with an organic white tea base could dramatically reduce the length of your illness becuase it can fight strep and staph infections.
Gravies and Cooking Liquid
Start your gravies the same way and use tea instead of plain water when making rice or couscous. Whether you’re doing a detox diet , want more antioxidants or just love the flavour it’s a great way to help you get the many benefits of tea.