Seared Majani Tea Rubbed Tuna

Combine in spice grinder:


6 T Majani full leaf tea or 3T CTC or fannings

1 T Chinese 5 Spice Powder

1/2 t coriander seeds

1/2 t black peppercorns

1/2 t kosher salt

1 T brown sugar


Cut tuna into strips such that when sliced thinly on a diagonal the resulting slice will be the desired portion size for presentation.

Oil tuna lightly and dip in rub.  Set aside to form a crust.  Sear quickly on each side leaving rare in the center.


Serve with a ginger/soy dipping sauce.


Recipe by Cynthia Gold – Tea Sommelier at L’Espalier and Author of Culinary Tea: More than 150 Recipes Steeped in Tradition from around the World.

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