Steamed Asian Pear Tea/Dessert Soup

Steamed Asian Pear Tea/Dessert Soup

In the Fall and Wintertime, mom would always make variations of Asian pear dessert soup/tea for the family. This light, delicious and comforting tea is great to have an hour before bedtime to put you right to sleep. Here is the super easy recipe!


- 2 Asian pears

- 2 tsp North Chinese almonds

- 2 tsp South Chinese almonds 

- a small piece of dried tangerine peel

- 4 cups of water

- rock sugar (used as a sweetener so you can add as much or little as you like)



1) Soak the almonds and tangerine peel separately in cold water for 15-20 min. Then drain the water.

2) Cut the Asian pear in quarters and remove the core.

3) Place pears, almonds and tangerine peel into the pot of a small double boiler. Add water and make sure that the water covers all ingredients. If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a small pot and add enough water to cover the ingredients by 2-3 inches.

4) Bring to a boil (around 30 min) and then simmer for 1-1.5 hours. The longer you simmer it, the sweeter and stronger the flavour. 

5) Optional: Mix in rock sugar.

6) Enjoy!

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