This longan tea is subtly sweet, warm in nature and a favorite in boosting energy level. It is made with dried longan, brown sugar, ginger and tea leaves.
Longan contains niacin which aids metabolism, keep the digestive system healthy, very soothing and calming effect on the nerves. The dried longan is obtainable from chinese medicall hall.
In case the pandan leaves are not available, do omit them since these are for fragrance only.
Serving : 6 cups
4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon tea leaves
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 pandan leaves - tie into a knot
2 slices ginger
2 tablespoons dried longan - wash and drain
1. Place water, sugar, ginger and pandan leaves in a deep pot. Bring to rapid boil..
2. After sugar is dissolved add longan, let simmer for 20-25 minutes until longan expands. Remove from heat.
3. Boil another 2 cups of water adding the tea leaves, allow the tea leaves to infuse for 5 minutes. Strain into a jug.
4.Combine together the tea and the longan syrup, stir well.
4. Pour into individual glass to serve.
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