Green Tea

For thousands of years, green tea has been a ceremonial part of life in China, where it originated. Production has since spread to many countries in Asia, and the tea itself is actually a very versatile ingredient. You can use it to create a fragrant broth for soba noodles and chicken or to add subtle flavor to a Chinese-inspired veal dish. Mix chilled green tea with gin and fresh mint for an unusual cocktail, or add to pomegranate juice or club soda for a refreshing, alcohol-free drink. Find these recipes and more in Food & Wine’s guide to green tea.

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