Sunday 12 July 2015

Green Tea & Red Bean Agar Agar

My big kids don't like matcha flavour Japanese green tea. I've ever used green tea or matcha powder to bake muffins or cupcakes, in desserts like Matcha Tiramisu and pudding .... sad to say ... from their facial expressions + comments given ... I know green tea is not their "cup of tea" :(

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 ^-^!

Green Tea & Red Bean Agar Agar
Ingredients :
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.

2) Make the sweet red bean paste into small balls, or just spoonfuls, drop them into moulds and set aside.

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

Enjoy your weekend!



  1. I love red beans with agar agar. Its my kind of dessert. Yummy!

  2. I don't know what agar agar powder is, but I definitely want to try it! This sounds so good!

  3. Hi Karen, Cool! I love green tea and this jelly combined well with red bean paste. Yummm!

  4. Hi Karen,

    Nice to know that combination of green tea + red bean is becoming your children's cups of tea... Must add more sugar the next time and these agar agar will becoming their fav cups of tea :D



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