13 September 2017 – Day 10 of 14
The Carmién Teatox has inspired us to expand our horizon on the benefits and uses of natural, herbal, tea. Today I share with you an alternative seasoning to roasted vegetables or air-popped popcorn. Sprinkle some of the home-made tea salt over your snack or salad for an alternative seasoning option.
Green Rooibos Tea contains natural anti-oxidants which help to prevent cancer & combating free radical damage in cells. Rooibos alleviates allergies – asthma, hay-fever, eczema. Rooibos has anti-spasmodic qualities and alleviates colic & stomach cramps in babies. Rooibos replaces essential minerals, iron, potassium, zinc & sodium.
Here’s a recipe for our suggestion for a savoury condiment:
- 4 Tablespoons (60ml) Green Rooibos tea leaves (remove the tea from the sachets)
- 2 Tablespoons (30ml) Organic Sea Salt
- For a coarse salt blend, simply mix the tea and salt together until well blended.
- For a finer salt blend, place the tea and salt in a mortar & pestle or spice grinder and blend until you reach the desired consistency.
- Don’t be afraid to adjust the ratio of tea to salt according to taste. Add more tea if the salt is really strong, and vice versa.
- Store in a sealed spice jar in a pantry away from light and moisture.
- Savoury popcorn (as a savoury snack).
- Sprinkle over home-made pizza.
- Roasted seasonal vegetables.
- Grilled fish or seafood.
- Noodle-and-vegetable stir fry.
Alternatives, for added flavour:
- Ginger & Chilli tea
- Rooibos & Turmeric tea
- Honeybush & Mint – great for fruit salad
- Expand your culinary adventure and make a batch of (good quality) Matcha Tea Salt to add to your food as a flavourant and condiment.