Share: Steep To place dry foods, such as tea leaves, in hot water to extract flavor and/or color. Featured Recipes Ginger Cardamom Tea When the weather starts to turn cold, I like to add something warm and spicy to my tea, like ginger and cardamom. A big thermos of this is just the thing for a long afternoon of raking leaves. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho Blended Pineapple Chai Merry Christmas Tea This sweet-tart tea from our Test Kitchen has plenty of refreshing pomegranate flavor. Serve warm mugs to holiday guests coming in from the cold. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin Related Tips Deep-Fat Fry To cook foods in enough hot oil so that the food floats in the oil. Pan-Fry To cook tender cuts of meat, uncovered, in a skillet on the stovetop with the addition of fat… Combine To place several ingredients in a single bowl or container and thoroughly mix.