Here is the simplest recipe ever for incorporating the flavor of tea into your cooking—tea salt! Simply blend loose leaf tea with your favorite salt and start sprinkling. You’ll be creating your own tea-infused seasoning that can be dusted on everything from snacks to salads to seafood. In fact, we’ve included three easy recipes that will give you an excuse to try out your new green tea salt blend: popcorn, melon salad, and grilled scallops.
Teatulia® Green Tea has a fresh, grassy flavor that pairs well with refreshing salads and summertime seafood. You can explore other teas for flavoring salt as well. For example, the citrus notes of Teatulia Earl Grey would pair well with grilled chicken, or the stone fruit notes of Teatulia Neem Nectar would be perfect for pork chops. Get creative with your tea salt blend!
Green Tea Salt
Recipe adapted for Teatulia by Tea Foodie.
Makes about 4 tablespoons
3 tablespoons loose leaf Teatulia Green Tea
1 tablespoon kosher salt
For a coarse salt blend, simply mix the tea and salt together until well blended. For a finer salt blend, place the tea and salt in a mortar & pestle or spice grinder and blend until you reach the desired consistency. Don’t be afraid to adjust the ratio of tea to salt according to taste. Add more tea if the salt is really strong, and vice versa. Store in a sealed spice jar in a pantry away from light and moisture.
For a black tea salt, try Teatulia Earl Grey or Teatulia Neem Nectar in place of Teatulia Green Tea.
1. Green Tea Salted Popcorn: Drizzle 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil over 4 cups of popped corn. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of green tea salt over the top. Toss and serve.
2, Green Tea Salted Melon Salad: Toss 1 cup of melon cubes or balls with ½ to 1 teaspoon of green tea salt to taste. Sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs if desired, e.g. mint, tarragon, basil, thyme, etc.
3. Green Tea Salt Grilled Scallops: Divide about 1 teaspoon of green tea salt among 4 large scallops, coating the top and bottom of each scallop with the salt blend. Heat a well-oiled grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Set the seasoned scallops on the hot grill and cook undisturbed for about 2 minutes on each side. Serve the scallops hot over a bed of cold or quickly sautéed spinach, arugula, or other hearty greens.