March 19, 2012

Tea-Infused Rub for Beef

One of the most memorable meals in my entire life was at Kendals Brasserie, a restaurant of the famed Mount Juliet, located in County Kilkenny, Ireland. We stayed at this fabulous estate on two different occasions, one as part of a tour and another as part of a special package deal with Aer Lingus. The modern-styled Kendals restaurant had the most delectable tea-infused lamb. The rich flavor from the tea-based rub has lingered in our recollections over the years. 

Now we have discovered a similar rub recipe that is perfect on roast beef or steaks! It is easy to prepare, and you probably have the basic ingredients in your cupboards. The only trick is that you need to grind the spice and tea mixture. (An old electric coffee grinder works just fine.) This past weekend, Jim prepared a standing rib roast on our Weber grill rotisserie and added this rub. The cooked beef was so tender it melted in our mouths. And we fondly remembered our special meal in Ireland! 

Here is a link for a printable recipe: 


  1. Well that's just odd enough to make me want to try it, especially if you've lived with the memory for all these years!

  2. I'll have to check the link out! I guess if you can do it with coffee grounds, you can do it with tea!
    Thanks Sweetie!!!

  3. This sounds wonderful, and you are right I always have Earl Grey tea leaves in my cupboard. So glad you have fond memories of Ireland.

  4. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I'm definitely going to try it! Earl Grey is my absolute, all-time favorite tea. I may give this a try with venison or elk roast. Imagine it would be good!

  5. YUM!!!

    Do you rent Jim out as a chef to bloggers? :)

    Hope you're having a great day.


  6. sounds delicious. I could go for something melt in your mouth right now. I'm

  7. That sounds wonderful! I'm definitely going to give it a try!

  8. This sounds amazing, Donna. I love tea added to cooking. Never heard of making a rub with it until now, but I promise you I'll try it! You and Jim should write a cookbook. With lots of pictures.

  9. Thanks, Donna, for sharing this. I'll have to try it! I'm your latest follower.


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