Tea has transcended its traditional role as a soothing beverage, carving out a prominent place in gastronomy. From enhancing the flavors of pastries with matcha to adding complexity to cocktails through tea infusions, its versatility knows no bounds. In cooking, tea infusions elevate soups, stews, and sauces, while advanced techniques like vacuum cooking allow for subtle incorporation of its flavors. Ready to experiment? Share how you’d incorporate tea into your culinary creations!
If you are a tea lover, you have to know the best places in the world to enjoy a good cup of this delicious drink! In Japan, for example, green tea is very popular in their culture and they celebrate the “chanoyu” or tea ceremony, which dates back centuries. To experience the real taste of tea in Japan, you should visit Urasneke School, Camelia Garden, Kimono tea Ceremony Maikoya and Senganen in Kagoshima. In India there is also a wide variety of teas, from the strong black tea of Darjeeling, to the herbal and spice teas of South India. A street food style experience would be to visit the chaiwallashes (tea sellers) on the streets or ask the Jaipuris to tell you how to get to the Sahu tea port and the famous Giani tea stall. Also, we can’t forget the UK where afternoon tea is a much-loved tradition where you can enjoy a selection of teas and delicious snacks. Places like Bettys Tea Rooms in York City or Sketch’s Tea Room are destinations to keep an eye on. Tea culture is diverse and each region has its own tradition, so go ahead and discover the world of tea!