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Frosty Artichoke Pandan Tea

Makes about 12 servings.


    The lovely green colour from the pandan leaves makes this refreshing drink pretty as well as healthy. Recommended for a variety of ailments, pandan coupled with nutritious artichokes is a refreshing, frosty summer tea, perfect for sipping.



    Pandan leaves can be found fresh or frozen in well-stocked Asian grocers and some Filipino shops.

    Healthy hit

    Artichokes offer numerous healthy benefits:

    • low in fat and calories
    • inhibit cholesterol
    • major source of folic acid reputed to lower blood pressure


    Frosty Artichoke Pandan Tea


    • 3 fresh whole artichokes
    • 16 cups (4 L) spring water
    • 1 bunch pandan leaves, fresh or frozen, thawed (see tip)
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) agave syrup
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) vanilla


    Per serving:

    • calories39
    • protein1g
    • fat0g
      • saturated fat0g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates9g
      • sugars6g
      • fibre3g
    • sodium21mg



    Reserve a few artichoke leaves and pandan fronds and place into a jug.


    In large saucepan, combine artichokes and water. Tie a bunch of pandan leaves in a knot and add to saucepan. Bring water to a gentle boil. With lid ajar, reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.


    Strain through fine-meshed sieve into heatproof bowl. Stir in agave syrup and vanilla until blended. Set aside to cool. Transfer to jug and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


    To serve, pour over ice cubes in tall glass.


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