This Chinese-inspired rub combines a blend of tea and spices for a complex, deliciously savory crust on grass-fed beef.

Ingredients Makes Enough
For Six Steaks

  • 3 T Loose Leaf Black Tea (not Earl Grey)
  • 1 t Five Spice Powder
  • 1 t Black Pepper
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 2 t Salt
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Chile Powder of Choice (depending on the heat level you want)


Grind together all the ingredients in a spice grinder, mortar & pestle or clean coffee grinder.

Coat your steaks, then wait at least 15 minutes before cooking.