How to Cook Whiskey Infused Pu'er Poached Pears

by Karen Hoefener

Supplies

  • 4 Asian pears
  • 1 Whisky infused pu'er tea cake by tea journeys
  • 3 Cups Water
  • ΒΌ Cups Rock sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Whisky
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Tea journeys makes a whisky infused pu'er tea I use to highlight the mellow attributes in Asian pears.

    Step 2

    Peel and core the pears. I like to leave the stems on, they look really nice this way.

    Step 3

    In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. turn off the flame, drop in the tea cake and let it steep for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

    After the earthy tea has brewed, turn on the flame with a low heat and stir in the sugar until it dissolves.

    Step 5

    Remove the tea, the tea disks stayed together pretty well but a few leaves did get loose. I strained them before poaching the pears.

    Step 6

    Pour in 1tbsp of whisky (or a little more if you want :)). I like the rich flavor of Johnny walker.

    Step 7

    Gently place the pears, stems up, in the brew. Being to a boil, cover, then let summer for 40 minutes.

    Step 8

    I love pretty glasses! I choose a large red wine glass for my poached pears.

    Step 9

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