Was sipping my cup of green tea and was thinking perhaps they may like the chilled sweetened green tea agar agar due to the hot weather lately ... Yep ... hee.. hee ... ! Afterall, I've got a pack of sweet red bean paste bought from Daiso few weeks ago but didn't use it for an intended recipe.
These light greenish Green Tea agar agar may not look appealing ... still due to the hot weather here, kinda refreshing when served cold. Perfect with red bean paste filling ^-^!
500ml strained green tea
1 tablespoon Green Tea leaves
1.5 tablespoon granulated sugar (* do adjust the sweetness to your preference)
6g Agar Agar powder
200g Red Bean paste
Using the method per packaging for making agar agar, I replaced the water with tea :
1) Add about 600ml of boiling water in a teapot with tea leaves. Cover and steep for 10 - 15 minutes. Strain 500ml of tea, discard the tea leaves.
3) Mix the agar agar powder and sugar together well. Pour the mixture into the green tea. Cook with low flame and stirring occasionally and bring to a boil. Off the flame.
4) Pour into mould, chill to set in fridge a few hours before serving.
Glad that they finished all ... although they have commented that "desserts not sweet enough ... could taste green tea flavour ... too strong" ...
I've reduced the amount of sugar quite drastically as I reckoned that the sweetness of red bean paste filling would compliment the tea flavour ... hee .. hee ... my kind of dessert though :D