July 02, 2011

Summer fruit green tea

Image: Flavorcrest peaches by Patrick Tregenza (source)
Over the last few days, I have been exchanging tweets with @teaandpetals about preparing iced peach-infused green tea.  Well, Whole Foods published a recipe for Honeydew Green Tea in its May/June/July 2011 circular which sounds delicious and the recipe would work for peach and other summer fruits.

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Here's the recipe, slightly edited:

4 cups (1-2") chunks honeydew melon (about 1 1/4 lbs), plus more for garnish
1 (64 oz) bottle 365 Everyday Value Organic Unsweetened Green Tea, divided
1 3"-piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 cup 365 Everyday Value Organic Wildflower Honey, plus more to taste
1 bunch mint, for garnish

Put honeydew, 2 cups of the tea and ginger into a blender and puree until smooth and frothy.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve, discard any remaining pulp and transfer honeydew-tea mixture to a large pitcher.  Stir in remaining tea and honey, chill and serve over ice, garnished with honeydew and mint.  Serves 8-10.

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I will modify this recipe by adding slices of peach and minced ginger to iced matcha (or Sencha Scent of Mountains) and then blending the ingredients.  To the blend, I will add agave syrup or my tea honey from Savannah to taste.  Stay tuned for a review!

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