Chamomile Honey Tea Poached Pears

(serves 6 Pears)

Ingredients:

  • 6 bags Tadin Chamomile Honey Tea
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 large Bosc pears, peeled, cored and halved
  • vanilla ice cream, to serve
  • red walnuts, chopped to garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place tea bags in a large heat-proof container. Add boiling water, cover and set aside to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  2. Pour tea mixture into a large saucepan. Add ginger. Heat over medium-high heat. Carefully add pears, cut side down and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 18-20 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove ginger. Set aside to cool.
  3. Transfer pears to a serving bowl using a slotted spoon. Pour syrup over pears. Serve with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with walnuts.