Cooking with Tea

Date: Tuesday, May 3rd
Time: 10:30am – 1pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members

Cooking with tea is as old as the history of tea itself. The ancient Chinese used tea in cooking as a way to enhance flavors – from braising with tea liquid to using the leaves as a coating or seasoning. Come to the Hutong’s exclusive Cooking with Tea class and learn a side of tea that you never imagined possible! Join resident chef Sophia as she combines her expertise with Chinese teas and The Hutong’s wonderfully diverse kitchen to produce Chinese food that inspires, yet can be replicated in your home.

Here you will begin with brief discussion on the tea leaves alone and gradually bridge them with the dishes that will be cooked, drawing out all the flavors that these wonderful leaves can contribute to everyday cooking.

– Chinese Tea was introduced to public as Chinese medicine to deal with sickness and illness about 2000 ago
– Learn tea from a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective and how it will affect us as we drink it
– How Chinese people use and drink tea
– Learn about Chinese Teas: flavors and preparation
– How to  combine tea with food ingredients to create dishes
Menu A (with simple tea pairing)
Braised Chicken with Oolong Tea
Traditional Tea Eggs with Black Tea
Longjing Green Tea with Shrimp Soup