Iced Green Tea with Jasmine Petals and Chamomile Flowers

Iced Green Tea with Jasmine Petals and Chamomile Flowers

Ingredients

Chamomile Ice Cubes
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 2 tsp Dilmah Pure Chamomile Flowers
  • Extra Chamomile flowers for garnish
 
Iced Tea
  • 4 Dilmah Green Tea with Jasmine Petals tea bags
  • 880 ml spring water, at room temperature
  • J. Friend Blue Borage honey dissolved in a little hot water
 
Persimmon Pearls
  • 1kg persimmons
  • 1 cardamom pod
  • 150ml apple juice
  • Algin

Preparation Instructions

Chamomile Ice Cubes
  • Infuse 2 teaspoons of chamomile flowers with boiling water for 2 minutes for a mild infusion.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Place a few flowers in each compartment of an ice cube tray.
  • Pour over infusion and freeze.
Iced Tea
  • Add tea to water and allow to brew in the fridge for 10 hours.
  • Strain.
Persimmon Pearls 
  • Purée persimmons and cardamom and strain through a fine sieve.
  • Add 3.2g of Algin per 500ml liquid and blend to dissolve and combine.
  • Pour into a piping bag and leave to hang in fridge for 2 hours to allow any air to dissipate.
  • Make Calcic bath by dissolving 6.4g of Calcic in 1 litre of cold water.
  • Cut off the tip of the piping bag and dribble the purée into the Calcic bath. The drops will form small beads.
  • Once set, remove them from the bath to avoid hardening.
Build the Drink 
  • Place ice cubes in a stem-less wine glass.
  • Pour 100ml cold brewed tea over the ice cubes.
  • Add ½ tsp of honey syrup and stir.
  • Garnish with persimmon pearls