Sep 7, 2009

Dragon Well Tea with Cononut Milk Granita

Just a quick post here before Labor Day weekend ends (> _.<)"
This time we gonna use Chinese Dragon Well tea and make a dessert that will definitely cool down the heat!

Tea leaves-

Unlike one other popular Chinese tea, Oolong, which actually shapes like a tea leaf,
Dragon Well leaf has a long, thin feature, and carries a slightly lighter color tone.
You can read its history from Wikipedia here,
The tea leaves I got really comes from its origin place, where the Chinese emperor Qianlong had the exact same tea many many years ago!

Dragon Well tea with coconut milk granita-


1 1/2 cups of Dragon Well tea
2/3 cup of condensed coconut milk
1/3 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of brown sugar


Pour in all the ingredients in a small pot and turn the heat to medium,
Let it simmer for about 3 minutes or until all the sugar are fully dissolved into the mixture,
Remember to give it a quick stir to help the ingredients blend together.

Pour the mixture into a baking pan, or anything that is wide and about 1 inch in depth,
Cover with foil and into the freezer.
Initially it'll take about 1.5 to 2 hours till the mixture freezes a little bit,
Take out the pan, scrape the surface with a fork,
Don't just stir it or break all the ice apart, a gentle scrape will do the job.
Back to the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour, or till the mixture freezes again,
Again, take it out and scrape the surface,
Repeat this step till the whole mixture is scraped.

The final product is similar to shaved ice, but the flaky kind instead of the chunky kind.
Perfect labor day weekend dessert!

Cindy's Rating: 7


  1. To Mononoke Kitchen~
    Thank you so much! I love the name "mononoke!"

    To Ivan~
    Good for summer time! But I'd better on a diet before my cruise trip this weekend (nonstop eating on board!)

  2. The texture of the granita looks so interesting and the photos are so sharp looking! Frozen tea always seems to taste good :).

  3. To Eat Travel Eat~
    This can also be a beverage recipe (simply skipping the freezing part), very good for summer time!