• Tea Tips

    Drink My Tea and Eat It Too

    While it isn’t a habit for most American tea drinkers, Asian cultures have been eating their spent tea leaves for centuries. I was contemplating this recently while enjoying some gyokuro and decided to give it a try. We were having white rice with dinner (random boxed store brand) so I just mixed my leaves in when I was done steeping. The result was actually a lot more delicious than I had expected. It was refreshing and the tea helped to break up the starchiness of the rice. I wouldn’t suggest doing this with all tea as black tea would likely be quite bitter. It worked well in this instance because gyokuro is a…


  • Reviews

    Green Tea Glazed Sugar Cookies

    Photo: Tea for Me Please My penchant for cooking with matcha has found yet another outlet. I found a recipe to make a green tea glaze and decided to try it on my best sugar cookie recipe. They weren’t the prettiest cookies you ever saw but boy were they tasty! The sugar cookie recipe is actually an early Girl Scout cookie recipe. The only downside is that the dough usually turns out very sticky. I always wind up kneading in extra flower until it gets to the right consistency. I was being lazy and didn’t sift the powdered sugar or matcha. The dark colored specks are actually clumps of matcha that wouldn’t dissolve.…