Fresh fruit is one of the joys of spring and summer, so try these pears poached in tea for a fun, fresh flavor. You may never reach for a can of fruit again! ~ Alan
* As featured in Issue 7 of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!
- 4-5 tsp Breath of Spring loose tea (or other fruit or spice flavor)
- 2 cups Water
- 3 Pears quartered (try Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
Brew the tea as directed using 2 cups of water. Pour brewed tea into a 2-quart sauce pan. Stir in the sugar and place pan on stove over medium heat until steaming.
Add the sliced pears, then cover pan. Simmer on low heat for 20-40 minutes or until pears are fork tender.
Serve these hot or you can also let cool and store pears in the liquid in a covered dish in the refrigerator. Any extra liquid? Pour into a glass and enjoy.
Recommended tea flavors: Breath of Spring or Vanilla Spice Chai