Cooking with Tea: Tea Rubs

February 24, 2018

cooking with tea tea rub based salmon sitting on a wooden block


Cooking with Tea: Tea Rubs

When you season food, a little can go a long way! Some foods only need a bit of salt and pepper. Others taste better if they’ve been floating in a tasty sauce. This is especially true of meats that are not very flavorful without a good “rub” on them. In this cooking with tea recipe, I’ll be sharing a cooking with tea rub that is sure to spice up any meat you decide to serve at your table. Ginger, paprika, garlic powder, yum!

Oolong Rub

When you think about a meat rub, you probably think of ribs. But because it is merely a mix of spices, a rub can go with any meat (and even veggies.) In this cooking with tea blog, I’m covering a cooking with tea rub made with oolong tea. There are so many benefits of including oolong in your diet that I won’t have time to write about in this cooking with tea blog, but you can read about them here.

The Process

For this particular cooking with tea rub recipe, there are only seven basic ingredients. The first is your tea leaves. This cooking with tea recipe calls for two tablespoons.

Then you’ll need:

tea rub ingredients on a chopping block

  •         ¼ cup of lemongrass (lemon balm can substitute)
  •         1 tablespoon of salt
  •         1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  •         1 teaspoon of ginger (ground)
  •         1 teaspoon of paprika

Once you’ve gathered all of these ingredients, finely chop them in your blender. Then and add to fish or veggies of your choice!

Applying Your Rub

If you’re not sure how to apply your cooking with tea rub, follow this guide:

  •         Mist water over your fish (or other chosen meat/veggies).
  •         Gently pat your meat dry.
  •         Rub each side of the meat with your cooking with tea rub.
  •         Make sure each side is fully covered.
  •         Leave the rub on for at least 15 minutes.
  •         Brush off any excess pieces of your cooking with tea recipe.
  •         Bake, roast, fry, or grill your meat and add anything you’d like (sesame seeds, etc.)
  •         Enjoy your meal!

Other Tips:

Sacuses and spice rubs in different containers
  •  The longer you leave your cooking with tea rub on your food, the stronger the flavor will be.
  •  Adding olive oil to your dry rub can give it a “wet” rub that can make it taste even better.
  •  If some of the ingredients in this cooking with tea rub don’t wet your palette, experiment. After all, cooking with tea should be fun!

After trying this cooking with tea rub, reach out to me on social media and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear about other cooking with tea recipes you have as well.

Have a beauTEAful day!



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