Green tea poached pears

A refreshing, light spiced dish, rich in antioxidants from the green tea.This is best served warm as a dessert or a breakfast dish, with a little yoghurt .


– 2 cups orange juice
– 2 green tea bags
– 2 star anise
– Cinnamon sticks
– Rind of 1 lemon and 1 lime
– 4 firm pears , peeled 


Place the orange juice, tea bags, spices, lemon and lime rind into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir well and add the pears.
Cover and simmer for 12-15 min until the pears are just tender.
Take the pears out and remove the tea bags ,then turn the heat up and reduce the liquid to more of a syrup constituency. Serve the pears with the warm syrup poured over it.

Add a spoonful of yoghurt if you wish or add blue berries for the breakfast .A good antioxidant combination.

Enjoy 😉

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