Discover other uses of tea beyond infusion

When we talk about tea, the first thing we think of is that ancient drink that has captivated cultures around the world. We imagine a teapot, a cup, a moment of warmth in solitude or company.
However, tea is not only appreciated for its comforting aroma and taste, but has also found its prominent place in the world of gastronomy, especially in recent years. From pastries and cocktails to gourmet cuisine, tea has become a versatile ingredient that adds complexity and sophistication to a wide variety of recipes.
Uses of tea in pastry
The pastry shop has opened its doors to the fascinating world of tea, giving rise to unique and delicious creations. Matcha ice creams, with their vibrant green color and velvety flavor, have become a popular choice.
Matcha is pulverized green tea, for this reason, it is very easy to incorporate it into the preparation of cakes, puddings, cupcakes, etc. In fact, a very simple recipe that will help you try this ingredient in the kitchen is to add a tablespoon of matcha to the pancake mixture. It is a practical way to incorporate all the antioxidants of this type of tea into your daily life.
Matcha cake, with its sponginess and the distinctive flavor of Japanese green tea, has conquered palates around the world. Plus, tea cookies, whether with black, green or herbal tea, add a special touch to tea time or as a delicate gift.
Uses of tea in cocktails
Tea has found its place in the world of cocktails, providing complexity and nuances to mixes. Cocktails with tea infusions, called tea cocktails, offer a new dimension of flavors in alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions.
Tea is not only used as a liquid ingredient, but also in syrup or tincture form, providing a unique base for innovative cocktails. From the classic Earl Gray Martini cocktail to more daring creations with jasmine tea or chai, cocktails have embraced the versatility of tea in spectacular ways.
Uses of tea in cooking
Tea infusions can be used to enhance the flavor of soups, stews and rice. In addition, tea becomes a key ingredient in the preparation of sauces and creams. Whether through black tea reductions for a sweet and sour sauce or herbal tea infusions for a delicate cream, tea adds depth and complexity to savory dishes.
Do you want to try something new? Prepare a cup of green tea with jasmine, replace a cup of water with that infusion and you will have a delicious jasmine rice.
Tea is not only limited to hot infusions; It can also be used in more advanced techniques such as vacuum cooking or low-temperature cooking to incorporate its flavors in a more subtle and refined way in culinary preparations.
Would you dare to use tea in your preparations?

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