Asian-inspired plant-based recipes

Artichoke & Pandan Green Tea

Here’s the perfect herbal tea that can cool you down on a hot summer day or keep you cozy on a cold winter evening. This three-ingredient tea is nutritious, detoxifying, and full of antioxidants. 

Artichoke & Pandan Green Tea

This tea is incredibly simple to make and unbelievably healthy to consume! One of the many benefits about making this tea is that you get to eat the artichoke heart afterwards. So, the next time you are making a dish that involves boiling artichoke, remember to save the artichoke water and add pandan and green tea to it separately. How convenient is that? 


Rich in antioxidants, low in fat, full of fiber, improved digestion, lowers blood cholesterol, these are only just a handful of the many health benefits of consuming artichoke. Artichokes are one of the best foods to consume when you’re feeling under the weather or looking for a nourishing addition to your diet. What better way to incorporate this into your body than to drink this medicinal tea? 

Pandan leaves

Just like artichoke, this green leaf is also used for its medicinal and healing properties. From managing diabetes to detoxifying your liver, this humble leaf is powerful and should be a part of your diet! Although always best to use the fresh leaves, the frozen leaves work just as well. 

This artichoke & pandan green tea is: 






& Smooth


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Artichoke & Pandan Green Tea

September 4, 2020
: 1
: Easy


  • 3 fresh whole artichokes (keep whole)
  • 1 bunch of pandan leaves (frozen is fine)
  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1.5 gallon of water (the water will evaporate while its boiling)
  • Optional
  • 2 tbp rock sugar or regular sugar syrup (add 5 pieces of rock sugar or 5 tbsp regular sugar to 1/2 cup boiling water until it dissolves)
  • Step 1 Wash the artichokes and add to a large pot along with the pandan leaves and water. Heat up the water until it boils, then turn it down and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Step 2 After 1 hour, turn off the heat and add the green tea to the pot allowing it to steep until the entire pot is cool.
  • Step 3 Once the tea has been cooled, transfer to a 1 gallon glass jar.
  • Step 4 When parched, pour the tea into a glass cup with ice. If you prefer it to be sweet, add rock sugar syrup.

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