Sips from a hot cup of tea are cherished by many across the globe but do you know many people love to bake with tea? You heard it right. The soothing, spicy flavors of tea are as popular with desserts as they are in a brewed form.
Tea lovers have myriad ways to infuse flavors of tea in their delectable desserts. Honestly speaking, there is a lot of similarity between tea and other spices as both are dried, concentrated forms of versatile flavors which when added to a dish in the right proportion , enhances the dish.
Notably, there are few do’s and don’ts that need to be followed to brew the perfect tea for your dessert. While green tea requires steeping time of 2-3 minutes in hot water , black tea should be steeped in boiling water/milk for 4-5 minutes.
Grinding the tea and adding it to the batter should also be avoided as flavors of tea fail to excite this way. Also, chewing on the leafy bit in the cookies or cupcakes could be very annoying.
According to tea-enthusiasts, the best way to use tea in your desserts is pairing it up with butter that results in uniform flavors to gratify any sweet tooth.
Interestingly, tea not only enhances the taste of these desserts but provides some much-needed health benefits, as well.