Let's incorporate the flavor of green tea into our cooking as well as drinking. It's Tea Salt!
This is the simplest recipe ever. Mix some green tea with some salt from your cupboard. The fresh and subtle bitter flavor of green tea adds a burst of color and a refreshing taste to your dishes, especially with deep-fried or fried foods.
Green Tea Salt RECIPE
3 tablespoons sencha green tea
1 tablespoon salt
Mix the tea and salt together until well blended.You can do this by hand, or place them in a mortal and pestle or spice grinder, and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
Basic sencha green tea is used for this recipe.
Don't hesitate to adjust the ratio of tea to salt according your taste.
It's also nice to add citrus peel powder such as Yuzu (Japanese citrus)Powder.
Photo from the left: green tea and Himalayan rock salt, green tea ,Okinawa sea salt and citrus peel powder.
How to Enjoy it
Sprinkle onto fish and chips, boiled eggs ,salad or grilled chicken, etc.
Popcorn with green tea and citrus powder salt
Mix the tea salt into rice, noodles, and baking bread.
Onigiri (おにぎり, rice balls)
Onigiri (the left), seasoned rice with green tea salt, sesame seeds and wakame(dried seaweed).
Onigiri (the right), seasoned rice with green tea salt and citrus peel powder.
Get creative and enjoy your original seasoning !
Sencha green tea
Dobashien Tea #07: Kakegawa Series: Shizuoka Sencha, Oimatsu
Along with Dobashien's Higashiyama sencha, this Oimatsu blend is also one of the most popular teas from the tea company. This sencha blend is well-balanced with respect to sweetness, umami, and shibumi.
This medium grain salt made from seawater from Okinawa is good for blending.
Seawater Salt from Okinawa 沖縄の海水塩
Japanese citrus peel powder
Oishi Tea Farm: Yuzu Powder (Granules) 乾燥ゆず皮(顆粒)
The yuzu grown in on the island of Tsushima, Nagasaki without pesticide were carefully dried and crushed.The aroma of the yuzu will give a nice accent to your dishes.
Riken: Wakame Seaweed from Naruto
Wakame is a sea vegetable commonly found throughout Japanese cuisine. Flat, soft, and green, it is used as a garnishing in miso soup, ramen noodles as an accompaniment.
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