But the idea of having a $4 box of tea just going to waste seemed sad. For years I've usually used gross teas, or just those that need to be used up faster than I was drinking them, in biscotti. Also, lucky for me, Emma posted this delicious Buttermilk Quick Bread recipe yesterday. I tore open 6 packages of tea and tossed them in the mix (roughly 3 tablespoons).
The aroma coming out of the oven was magnificent. The tea mix added spice flavor without the sweetness that accompanied the brewed tea itself. It was a match made in heaven and the same idea could be used with an already flavored bread. I could see adding the tea to my favorite banana bread as well! A glaze for the top could have contained the rest of the tea and the box would have been finished and out of my pantry completely!
How do you get rid of tea that leaves a bad taste in your mouth? Are you ok with tossing it? Give it to friends? Or do you bake with it like I do? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Related: Recipe: Earl Grey Tea Cookies
(Image: Sarah Rae Trover)