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5 fresh ways to enjoy tea

By: Enrique Gili on June 20, 2012, 3:07 p.m.

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Green Tea Sorbet

A bracing shaved ice without the downside of artificial colors or sweeteners, great for post-BBQ meat fests. Add limoncello to turn a palate-cleansing dessert into a yummy cocktail.
Green Tea Sorbet
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 bags green tea
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • Sprig mint, optional garnish
  • 1 ounce limoncello, optional
Time estimates

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes to allow freezing

Cooking directions

  1. Bring water to rapid boil over high heat in saucepan. Remove pan from heat. Add sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves completely, about 2 minutes. Add tea, zest and lime juice. Cover and steep about 5 minutes. Drain and remove teabags. Allow to cool about 20 minutes.
  2. Pour contents into freezer-proof container. Whisk after 30 minutes and again after 60 minutes. Wait about 20 more minutes, or until almost frozen solid. Scoop and serve into bowls. Add limoncello if desired.

Yield: Serves 4