Pandan Green Tea, loose leaves with NO Caffeine in 50g packs
The popularity with Pandan rocketed when Poh featured her Pandan crepe wrap over her winning dish, the duck rendang which became Katy Perry's favourite on MasterChef Australia.
Pandan has been used for centuries as food and as children, we love them in desserts too!
My Blue Tea now brings you Pandan Green Tea (green because the colour pigments come from chlorophyll components in Pandan). They are Pandanus loose leaves. That means no caffeine and with all the awesome goodness you would expect from the Pandanus, screw pine plant.
Use it as follows:
This tea is a great thirst quencher. Just grab a bunch of fresh leaves, boil them in water for several minutes and strain the water through a cheesecloth.
- On cold days, drink it hot.
- On hot days, just chill. The chilled Pandan Green Tea will be good for about 3 days.
Do you know how else we use these wonderful Pandan leaves?
Nigella Lawson may have harped on about how it will become “the next matcha” in Europe, but here in Southeast Asia, Pandan leaves have been, well, almost everything to the people:
- it is a natural food colouring (green) because of its chlorophyll
- it naturally gives food a beautiful fragrance
- wrap a bunch of Pandanus leaves and leave it in places to repel insects - a natural insect repellant :)
- a natural air freshener because of its beautiful fragrance
- the leaves are used to wrap food (wrap your chicken in it and then barbecue till chicken is cooked)
- given as a token of love - you might notice it as foliage to a bouquet of flowers.
Other names for Pandan, the subtly soothing aromatic superfood.
- Thailand - bai toey hom
- Malaysia - daun pandan
- Japan - takonoki
- West - fragrant screw pine