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Today I am excited to be sharing what Tea Proudly means to me and I how I destress during the hectic holiday season. TeaProudly is all about taking time to celebrate the little things in life. Sometimes life can get very busy, especially during the busy holiday season. For me, it is important to remember to take a step back and remember enjoy those little moments that make the holidays so special.
During the holidays, I tend to get overly stressed. This past year, I have been working on trying not to stress out over the things that are out of our control. If I feel that I am starting to get stressed out, I take a few moments out of my day to sit, relax, and enjoy a cup of Constant Comment tea from Bigelow Tea. While enjoying a cup of Bigelow Tea, I take a moment to reflect. For me, Tea Proudly is all about taking the time to reflect and enjoy the everyday moments that we often miss.
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Constant Comment tea is perfect for drinking as a hot tea and for using as a marinade base. Using tea as a marinade might sound a little usual, but the flavors of tea make a wonderful marinade. Plus, you’ll need less ingredients since the Constant Comment tea is already infused with so much flavor! The tea has notes of orange and spices that is just so good!
The tea marinade starts off by brewing the Constant Comment Bigelow Tea with a cinnamon stick. After the Bigelow Tea has steeped and cooled, it gets adde to the rest of the marinade. This marinade is packed full of flavor. The Bigelow Tea adds a wonderful depth of flavor to the marinade. I like to marinate the tofu for at least an hour, preferably longer if I have the time. The tofu gets infused will all the delicious marinade. This tea marinade would also make a wonderful stir-fry sauce for some veggies!
The Constant Comment BigelowTea can be found in the tea and coffee isle at your local Walmart.
I like to serve the Tea Marinated Baked Tofu with a side of rice and roasted broccoli. It’s a quick and easy meal that can be prepped ahead of time.
- 1 Pound Extra Firm Tofu, drained and pressed
- 1 Cup Water
- 2 Constant Comment Tea Bags
- 1 Cinnamon Stick
- ¼ Cup Tamari
- Juice of 1 Large Lemon
- 3 Garlic Cloves, grated
- 1 Tablespoon Ginger, grated
- ½ Tsp Black Pepper
- Sea Salt to taste if needed
- In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Once boiling, add the tea bags and cinnamon stick. Turn off the heat and steep the tea for 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and cinnamon stick. Let the tea cool to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, make the rest of the marinade. In a medium bowl, add the tamari, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and pepper.
- Once the tea is cool enough, add it to the marinade mixture.
- Cut the pressed tofu into small cubes. I like to use a plastic storage bag to marinate the tofu. Add the tofu cubes to a gallon sized plastic storage bag.
- Pour the marinade over the tofu; making sure to coat all of the tofu with the marinade.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour, preferably longer.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove the tofu cubes from the marinade, and place on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Carefully flip the tofu over and bake for another 15 minutes.
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