Cinnamon & Green Tea Punch
Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves 10-12 (serving size: tequila shot glasses)
- 1 litre water
- 2 green tea bags * see note#1
- 6 long cinnamon sticks * see note#2
- 2-3 tbsp honey (adjust to taste)
- 4-5 tbsp brown sugar (adjust to taste) *see note#3
- juice of half a lime
- just a pinch of salt
1。Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and toss in the green tea bags and the cinnamon.Allow to brew for 4-5 minutes on a full flame.
2.Simmer,add sugar and honey,stir till the sugar dissolves.Remove from flame.Add the salt & lime juice.
3.Once it has cooled completely,refrigerate for a couple of hours and serve very chilled in vodka/tequila shot glasses.
1。Do not use flavoured green tea like fruity ones (strawberry,lime,peach etc) as it will alter the taste of this punch – unless you want to experiment & prefer it that way.
2.Cinnamon is different from cassia bark which is popularly used in Mangalorean cuisine.桂皮在康卡尼被称为“thikesal”，并被误认为是肉桂。如果你用的是卡西娅树皮，用7或8根2-3英寸的木棍。
3.You may use regular granulated sugar in the place of brown sugar.I used dark brown muscovado sugar.Do not add more than 5 tbsp of sugar for the said quantity of water at the boiling stage as it will taste sugary once it has been cooled down.过多的甜味会掩盖其他味道——肉桂和绿茶需要成为这里的主要味道。