Friday, December 11, 2009

LONGAN TEA



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.

LONGAN TEA
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

METHOD

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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4 comments:

Miz Helen said...

I have hot tea every afternoon. I will try your tea it looks very good. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week.

Treat and Trick said...

Miz Helen...Glad that you love tea. You should try this tea, it has different taste altogether, do let me know once you've tried it..

Pamela said...

We love tea here--This will be interesting to try. I've looked at some of you other recipes and I think I need to try some of them, too. Thank you...Merry CHRISTmas!

Treat and Trick said...

Pamela...Thanks for stopping by. Hope you will try my recipes and let me know how they turn out...