Cooking with Tea

Featured Article, Ingredient, Recipes
on February 1, 2012
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

Not only are teas flavorful, but as a bonus, they are rich in flavonoids, which help prevent and repair cell damage that can lead to cancer and other health problems. Researchers have found that drinking two to three cups of green or black tea a day may help maintain heart health.

In the kitchen, tea adds salt-free, sugar-free flavor to any dish. We’ve used tea in three recipes that are particularly well suited to the flavor: a microwaved chocolate pudding that uses chai tea, an Asian chicken marinated and glazed in a green tea mixture, and an apricot tea bread that’s perfect served toasted for breakfast.

—By Serena Ball