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Frosty Artichoke Pandan Tea

Makes about 12 servings.


    Frosty Artichoke Pandan Tea

    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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