Green Beans with Garlic & Tea
1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp Keemun tea leaves (can substitute other Chinese black teas, Oolong or even Prince of Wales)
2 cups spring water
1 or 2 Tbsp almond slices, toasted
Boil the spring water and add the tea and allow to brew. Steam the green beans in water. While beans are steaming, saute garlic in oil until opaque. Add brewed tea and simmer with garlic for 2 minutes. Remove beans from steamer and put in large serving bowl. Pour tea marinade over drained beans. Garnish with the toasted almond slices and serve.