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Nutty Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Somer Wilson TeaChef Level 1

The warm, nutty flavor of the tea complements this fall favorite.

50 m 2


  • 5-7 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1/3 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 c. Li Zi Nutcracker tea brewed as strong as possible
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


Brew tea and set aside. Keep leaves.

Place sweet potatoes in a pan with enough water that they are covered. Add used Li Zi Nutcracker leaves and boil for 20 min. or until thoroughly tender. Drain off water and tea leaves.

Once cool enough to touch, pull skins off sweet potatoes and cut into 1/2-3/4" cubes.

Heat brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, salt and brewed Li Zi Nutcracker tea in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture begins to boil.

Add sweet potatoes to skillet and stir gently until glazed. Serve hot.

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