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Five-Spice Chile Tea Rub

Ming says: I've always been fascinated by the use of tea in cooking. Among tea dishes, tea-smoked duck is probably the most ubiquitous, but there's also green tea-flavored ice cream and pound cake. As part of a seasoning rub, tea adds aromatic flavor to a range of dishes. To compose this example, I started with lapsang souchong tea, revered for its smoky, tobacco-like depths, then added spices, including three kinds of pepper, to complement it. The result is a standout rub you'll use often.


You can use this rub as you would any other: to season chicken, salmon, hamburger, turkey, and more.

Sprinkle the rub on vegetables before grilling them.

Use the rub to season meatloaf. Sprinkle the rub over the loaf before baking.

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Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Semillon are the best wines to pair with Five-Spice Chile Tea Rub.


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