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Tea leaves dishes

Tea leaves Tempura

  • Tea leaves Tempura is often made in the tea season of the year. The distinctive bittersweet taste stimulates the appetite and relieves tiredness from tea picking.

    Ingredients (2 servings)
    New tea leaves……………50g
    Flour………………………25g
    Water………………………30cc
    Oil …………………………Proper amount
    Tea salt …………………Matcha1:Salt3
    Soy sauce………………Small amount

    Steps
    ①Wash new tea leaves and cut them into 8cm length. Or cut the top of the leaves into 3cm length.
    ②In order to make batter for Tempura, put some flour and water into a bowl and mix them lightly.
    ③Pour some oil into a pot and heat to 160℃. Dip the leaves in the batter ② and deep-fry them.
    ④Serve the tea leaves Tempura with tea salt or soy sauce. Eat them when they are hot.

Tencha Okowa (Steamed Rice)

  • With a vibrant color reminiscent of young grass, this dish is perfect for special occasions such as celebrating the Doll’s Day (March 3rd), School entrance or graduation ceremonies.

    Ingredients(6 servings)
    glutinous rice‥‥…700CC
    ordinary rice………300CC
    salt‥…… small amount
    water‥……5 cups
    tencha‥……1 tablespoon
    pickled red turnip to taste

    Steps
    ①Combine and wash the glutinous rice and the ordinary rice.
    ②Drain the water using a colander and leave to dry for one hour.
    ③Add the water and salt and cook.
    ④Let it stand for 15 minutes. Mix in or sprinkle with tencha.

Stir fry minced beef with new tea leaves

  • Instead of basil leaves, you can use new tea leaves! You can enjoy its sweet bitter taste. Enjoy it.

    Ingredients (2 servings)
    new tea leaves…………………1 hand-full
    minced beef…………………500g 
    mince garlic…………………1 tbsp
    mince red chilies…………………1 tsp
    light soy sauce…………………2 tbsp
    oyster sauce…………………1 tsp

    Steps
    ①Stir fry mince red chilies and garlic in oil.
    ②Add your choice of minced meat (veggies). Cook it through.
    ③Then add light soy sauce and oyster sauce. And throw in lots of basil leaves at the end!! Fry till it fragrant