Reusing sencha tea

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

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Reusing sencha tea

by margauxmorgan » Feb 9th 12 6:22 am

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

by iannon » Feb 9th 12 6:41 am

If you want to sure. I use it to feed my chickens

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Re: Reusing sencha tea

by margauxmorgan » Feb 9th 12 6:58 am

thanks for the reply :D

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Re: Reusing sencha tea

by Xell » Feb 9th 12 10:05 am

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

by Chip » Feb 9th 12 4:00 pm

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

by margauxmorgan » Feb 10th 12 4:07 am

@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

by sencha » Feb 13th 12 12:54 am

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

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Re: Reusing sencha tea

by margauxmorgan » Feb 13th 12 7:22 am

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

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Re: Reusing sencha tea

by Chip » Feb 13th 12 12:31 pm

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

by aeflo » Feb 13th 12 6:25 pm

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

by Chip » Feb 13th 12 7:40 pm

... 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

by sencha » Feb 14th 12 2:17 am

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

by Chip » Feb 14th 12 3:06 am

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

by margauxmorgan » Feb 14th 12 7:32 am

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

by Shimakaze » Feb 17th 12 11:48 pm

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.