Reusing sencha tea


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Reusing sencha tea

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 9th, '12, 02:22

hi! i've read an article where it says...
We can reuse sencha tea by using it as ingredient in our salad

is this true?

thanks a lot! :D
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby iannon » Feb 9th, '12, 02:41

If you want to sure. I use it to feed my chickens
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 9th, '12, 02:58

thanks for the reply :D
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Xell » Feb 9th, '12, 06:05

If you mean used tea leaves, then some people use it as a topping for rice with little bit of soy sauce. Depends if you like it, they sure are edible. I don't really like this though.
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Chip » Feb 9th, '12, 12:00

Eating used Gyokuro is more common because the leaves are quite tender and thinner. Some sencha you can, but some can be a bit tough or chewy.

I will often serve them with just a bit of soy sauce.
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 10th, '12, 00:07

@zell i see... thanks for the reply though :) good to know it really is edible :idea: :)

@chip thanks for the information :) Gyokuro it is then :D thanks a lot!
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby sencha » Feb 12th, '12, 20:54

I didn't know anyone did this. How does it taste with soy sauce?
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 13th, '12, 03:22

me too
i was really surprised :shock:
haven't tried it yet though :|
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '12, 08:31

sencha wrote:I didn't know anyone did this. How does it taste with soy sauce?

... tastes kinda like used tea leaves with soy sauce! :mrgreen:

Give it a try! :idea:
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby aeflo » Feb 13th, '12, 14:25

i also ate used leaves sometimes.
i always add soysauce when i do it, sometimes i also add some nori flakes, sesame and bonito flakes, really tasty-stuff also as topping for rice! :D
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '12, 15:40

... yeah, definitely on rice.

I also add it to miso soup or noodle soup as well ... or any Asian style soup.
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby sencha » Feb 13th, '12, 22:17

Any need to worry about heavy metals/pesticides that would otherwise not be extracted in a water infusion?

I guess it's okay with matcha, so why not... although maybe most matcha is organic?
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Chip » Feb 13th, '12, 23:06

Wellll, seriously, I would avoid eating Brazilian sencha or gyo leaves, period. Pesticide laws, etc. are quite different in SA countries.
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby margauxmorgan » Feb 14th, '12, 03:32

aeflo wrote:i also ate used leaves sometimes.
i always add soysauce when i do it, sometimes i also add some nori flakes, sesame and bonito flakes, really tasty-stuff also as topping for rice! :D

hmmm...sounds yummy :)
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Re: Reusing sencha tea

Postby Shimakaze » Feb 17th, '12, 19:48

Another idea: What about using tea leaves as compost? I'm going to try it with an indoor plant and hope that it doesn't attract bugs.
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