Recipe Time: Tea Soup
We’ve written about body scrubs, face masks, and even barbeque rubs that you can create from Dollar Tea Club’s variety of premium loose-leaf teas. But did you know that you can infuse your favorite loose-leaf teas into soups? Let’s take a look at a couple of tea soup recipes and the loose-leaf teas that you can incorporate into them!
Green Tea Chicken Soup | Sencha Organic
2 quarts chicken broth
6-8 tablespoons Sencha Organic
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 red onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
2 carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped (about 2 sticks)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 chicken breasts, chopped into medium sized pieces
2 teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
There are only a few steps that you need to take to create this green tea chicken soup, and it should take about 80 minutes to complete.
- Bring chicken broth to a boil. Then, turn off the heat and add Sencha Organic tea leaves. Allow tea leaves to steep for about 10 minutes then strain out the tea leaves.
- Place chicken breasts into the pot with the broth and bring back to a boil. Once broth is boiling, turn heat down to a low simmer and cook chicken for about 40 minutes.
- When 20 minutes have passed (with 20 minutes left to cook the chicken), add remaining ingredients for added flavor.
- That’s it! Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
This recipe may seem daunting with such a long list of ingredients, but it’s relatively simple to make with only a few steps. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also the perfect soup for when you’re feeling under the weather. Chicken noodle soups are always a favorite for when we’re not feeling well, but this soup might be even better! Not only is it comforting and delicious, but the green tea contains antioxidants that are great for your health.
Black Tea Tomato Soup | Assam Organic
1 tablespoon safflower, grapeseed, or other neutral oil
1 medium white onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, peeled, roasted, and finely chopped (1 cup)
3 cups brewed Assam Organic (1 tablespoon tea leaves)
1 cup water
½ cup French lentils
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with the liquid
1 teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon dried thyme
- Begin by placing a pot over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Stir in oil to coat the pot. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes. Add in the bell pepper and cook for another 1 minute. Add your steeped Assam Organic tea, water, lentils, and the liquid from the tomatoes.
- Using your hands, break apart the tomatoes over the pot and add them in. Add the salt, red pepper flakes, and thyme. Turn up the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered. Then cover the pot, turn down the heat to low, and simmer for another 10 minutes until the lentils are tender. Puree until the mixture is smooth and you’re done!
This tea soup recipe should take about 30 minutes to complete and can be served right away or stored for several days in the refrigerator. The loose-leaf black tea adds a smoky twist to your classic tomato soup recipe which any tea-lover can’t help but love! Enjoy with a fresh glass of iced tea made from any of your favorite Dollar Tea Club blends.
You may still be a bit skeptical how tea soup tastes, and there’s only one way to find out! But let’s be honest, how could they not be good when you’re incorporating some of Dollar Tea Club’s classic organic loose-leaf teas? Let us know if you try out any of these recipes or have one of your own that you love!