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Pandan Ice Tea

tophergrace08's picture
try this very exotic refreshing iced tea, experience it's very sweet aroma and taste. it is essentially rich in flavonoids which are antioxidants that are known today to fight cancer. a very refreshing drink for the summer season and a healthy choice too!
Ingredients
  Water 1 Gallon
  Tea bags 5
  Screwpine leave 4 (pandam)
  Brown sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Shaved ice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

I. boil the water, tea bags, pandan leaves and brown sugar together
until aromatic and well-flavored.
II. adjust sweetness as needed. strain the tea then cool.
III. serve with shaved ice and garnish with screwpine leaves (pandan leaves).
IV. (optional) can be added with juice of 4 calamansi or philippine lemon (aka: acid orange, calamondin orange)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Beverage
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
7 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Story
"pandan" as it is called in the Philippines or screwpine in english is said to be a restorative, deodorant, indolent and phylactic, promoting a feeling of wellbeing and acting as a counter to tropical lassitude. it may be chewed as a breath sweetener or used as a natural preservative on foods. it is also said to have flavonoids which are believed to have a variety of healthful properties, including antiviral, anti-allergen, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant.
Subtitle: 
screwpine ice tea

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2 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
It is so good that this is antiviral, anti-allergen, antiplatelet, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Will give a try!
tophergrace08's picture
thanks for the appreciation. please be informed that the plant (screwpine or commonly known as pandan) is a rare plant in the wild though it is a common ingredient among southeast asian dishes. but don't despair, this plant is cultivated widely as is it is now a very popular flavoring in cooking among other nations. the leaves can either be used fresh or wilted, and are commercially available in frozen form in asian grocery stores in nations where the plant does not grow. hope that helps when you try to search for the leaves.