Yellow Bud Tea RamenLenny and Sara Martinelli | Delicious Living
- Serves: 6 people
- Calories per serving: 263
Chinese yellow tea is a rare variety with a long history, made from a carefully picked, downy single bud and its adjacent tiny leaves. As the name suggests, both the dry leaves and the infusion are yellow, acquired by an extra processing step during which the leaves are gently baked over a charcoal fire. This brings about complex and subtle changes, softening the grassy and bitter taste that some green teas have and creating a mellow, aromatic cup.
If yellow tea isn’t available, you can substitute green tea, but the dish will have a slightly different flavor. If you’re not vegan, poached shrimp or eggs make a nice addition.
- Combine all broth ingredients except tea in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Add tea and steep for 3 minutes. Strain and discard solids. Keep broth warm.
- Cook noodles according to package directions. Transfer to serving bowls and cover with broth, vegetables, and tofu, if using. Serve immediately, garnished with scallions and cilantro.
PER SERVING: 263 cal, 0g fat (0g mono, 0g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 10g protein, 47g carb, 9g fiber, 532mg sodium