Kale with Genmaicha Tea

Looking for a new take on sautéed greens? Tea to the rescue! Genmaicha tea is a nutty-tasting mixture of green tea and puffed rice, and it’s great as a seasoning. Here’s a nice recipe to help you keep that New Year’s resolution to eat more greens! 


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 minced shallot 
  • 1 minced clove garlic 
  • 1 bunch kale, de-stemmed and chopped 
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 Tbsp Genmaicha tea 
  • Pinches of salt 
  • Pinches of smoked paprika 


  1. Warm oil in pan on medium heat. Add minced shallot and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. 
  2. Add  kale and stir-fry for a couple of minutes. 
  3. Squeeze on some lemon juice and add a splash of water, and cover and steam for about 4 minutes. 
  4. In a separate pan, toast Genmaicha tea. 
  5. When kale is tender to your liking, add salt and serve topped with toasted Genmaicha tea and smoked paprika to taste.