It’s customary to drink tea with your breakfast, but what if tea was a major component of your breakfast itself? Tea-infused breakfast dishes are here to let you do just that. We’ve rounded up a few of the most delectable recipes to give each bite of your breakfast a tea-infused sizzle:
1) Chai Tea French Toast
This French toast recipe from Food Fanatic packs spicy chai tea into each piece of French toast. Infuse loose chai spice tea in a milk, egg, and vanilla mixture. Dip bread into the mixture, then fry on a griddle. Top as desired with maple syrup, powdered sugar, or whipped cream.
2) Tea-Poached Eggs Benedict
This recipe for poached eggs from Tea Time Magazine puts spiced white tea in the breakfast mix. Eggs are poached in a mixture that includes dry white wine, water, brewed spiced white tea, white-wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Once poached, place in between an English muffin or scone with pancetta and Holondaise sauce for a complete and satisfying meal.
3) Gluten-Free Earl Grey Blueberry Pancakes
This recipe from Cooking a la Mel uses TARDIS tea from Adagio, which blends blackberry, vanilla, and earl grey tea for a brew that tastes like a blueberry muffin. To make these pancakes, begin by steeping the TARDIS tea (or any Earl Grey tea you like) in whole milk. You’ll combine this milk tea with batter that includes ground oats, almond meal (or flour), baking soda, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and an egg. If you’re trying to cut down on milk, substitute coconut milk for whole milk. Add fresh blueberries to the batter for an extra dose of flavor and fruit.
4) Matcha Green Tea and Banana Oatmeal
This recipe from The Breakfast Drama Queen gives oatmeal a green makeover. It takes only 15 minutes to prepare and is both gluten-free and vegan. Start by boiling almond milk and water, then add in rolled oats and salt, stirring well. Add a mashed banana, matcha powder, and vanilla extract. After the oats have cooked thoroughly, scoop into a bowl and top as desired.
5) Rooibos Banana-Carrot Bread
This banana bread from Just A Pinch puts two twists on the classic bread: carrots and rooibos tea. The batter includes brewed rooibos tea, whole wheat flour, and grated carrots, in addition to ingredients such as pitted dates, pecan nuts, and raisins, giving the final product lots of texture, the sweetness of fruit, and the heartiness of vegetables. Bonus: Check out 1001 Tea Facts’ recipes for Matcha Banana Bread, Earl Grey Banana Bread, and Chai Spiced Whole Wheat Banana Bread.
6) Scrambled Eggs with Matcha and Lime
This recipe from husband-and wife blog A Couple Cooks dress up classic scrambled eggs with matcha and lime. Writes the duo:
“The tea has a subtle aromatic flavor that works wonderfully with the richness of the eggs. If you try it, don’t totally coat the eggs in green, but use enough so that you can taste it. The other surprise ingredient, which you’ve likely noticed in this post title, is lime. I know, it sounds a little weird, but hear us out: adding citrus brightens the flavors of the egg and elevates the dish to a whole new level. You’ll just have to trust us on this one.”
The recipe simply calls for matcha and lime juice to be sprinkled on top of scrambled eggs with green onion for a slight addition that makes a big impact.