Cooking Tea Portland ME

While eating tea bestows similar health benefits as drinking it, perhaps the best reason to add it to your kitchen pantry may be the superb flavor and ingenuity tea brings to your culinary creations. Professional chefs have only scratched the surface of the flavor combinations possible, especially since cooking with tea is a relatively new concept in the culinary world. Just as chefs experiment with their dishes, so you can at home.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 761-5965
295 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 11pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 761-5967
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

BJ's
(207) 797-8400
513 Warren Ave.
Portland, ME
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Delicatessen, Tire Center Operated by Monro(R), Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 799-7359
50 Cottage Road
Portland, ME
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 799-4023
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Legion Square Market
(207) 799-3374
101 Ocean Street
South Portland, ME
Store Hours
Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 6pm
Sunday 8am - 6pm
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Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 878-0050
65 Gray Road
Falmouth, ME
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 878-0017
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Whole Foods Market
(207) 774-7711
2 Somerset St
Portland, ME
 
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 878-0191
787 Riverside Street
Portland, ME
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 878-1106
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Target
(207) 871-1156
200 Running Hill Rd
South Portland, ME
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 854-4631
7 Hannaford Drive
Westbrook, ME
Store Hours
Monday 7am - 11pm
Tuesday 7am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 11pm
Saturday 7am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 854-1294
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 883-7670
31 Hannaford Drive
Scarborough, ME
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 883-7674
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Cooking With Tea

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By Brooke Berlin

Teas are branching out. Green, black, oolong—they’re emerging from their silk sachets and iron teapots and plunging into the world of food. Along with exotic flavors, they bring with them an impressive brag sheet of antioxidant-powered health benefits.

Most recently in the limelight—green tea and its healing properties. In a 2006 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, for example, researchers examined the green-tea drinking habits of more than 1,000 seniors. They found that those who drank a cup or more a day had significantly better cognitive function than those who drank three cups or less a week.

Other research has found a link between green tea consumption and a lowered risk for cancers of the breast, stomach, colon, prostate, and skin. Don’t give up your black and oolong teas though. Clinical and population studies suggest strong antioxidants in these teas may reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke—most likely by lowering cholesterol and oxidative damage to blood vessels.

While eating tea bestows similar health benefits as drinking it, perhaps the best reason to add it to your kitchen pantry may be the superb flavor and ingenuity tea brings to your culinary creations. Professional chefs have only scratched the surface of the flavor combinations possible, especially since cooking with tea is a relatively new concept in the culinary world. Just as chefs experiment with their dishes, so you can at home.

“This is the newest field of study for one of the oldest beverages in the world,” says Lenny Martinelli, owner of the Dushanbe Teahouse in Boulder, Colorado. He relishes the complexity and flavors tea infuses into a food, and indeed, with the many varieties available (like white, black, green, oolong, and puerh) and innumerable flavors, including everything from black ginger peach to green lemon ginger, the creative possibilities seem endless.

Reem Rahim, cocreator and owner of Numi Organic Tea, agrees: “You can substitute tea in a recipe anywhere it says water,” she says. She also cooks with sweet herbal tisanes (blends of herbs and flowers containing no tea leaves), often infusing milk or soy milk with them. For example, “honeybush is a complex herb with layers of flavors: light spice, depth, earthiness, and vanilla,” Rahim explains.

Along with tea leaves and tisanes, tea oil is also gaining popularity—its subtle, light texture has a slightly sweet finish. “It brings out the best flavor of the foods it’s served with and allows the flavor of the cuisine to shine through,” says Marideth Post, minister of enlightenment at The Republic of Tea.

To enter the “cooking with tea” world yourself, try one of these five basic methods:

Steeping involves immersing the tea leaves in hot water to produce a concentrate that you can use for sauces or broths. To make a concentrate with black tea, bring 2 cups of water to a boil (212 degrees), and steep 3 tablespoons of loose tea or at least two ...

Author: Brooke Berlin

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