Chilled Berry and Green Tea

Chilled Berry and Green Tea

From   Tea Time

Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Dessert

Type: Italian

This layered dessert is a delightful surprise which will please everyone


  • Green tea leaves 2 to 3 tbsps
  • Sugar 2 tbsps
  • Small papaya ½
  • Medium pear 1
  • Medium apple 1
  • Strawberries 8 to 10
  • Golden apricots 4
  • Frozen berries 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour slurry 4 tsps
  • Vanilla sponge cake 8 slices
  • Whipped cream as required
  • Fresh mint 4 sprigs


  • Finely chop papaya, pear, apple and put into a bowl. Chop strawberries and put into another bowl.
  • Boil 5 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan, add the green tea leaves tied in muslin cloth. Add sugar and continue to boil, stirring, till the sugar dissolves.
  • Remove the muslin cloth with the tea leaves from the pan.
  • Chop dry apricots and put into the green tea decoction. Add frozen berries and mix.
  • Add cornflour slurry and cook till the mixture thickens. Transfer into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  • Keep a small cookie cutter on 4 cake slices and cut 4 small roundels. Keep a slightly bigger cookie cutter on the remaining 4 cake slices and cut bigger roundels.
  • In each of 4 serving glasses put some berry mixture. Keep the smaller cake roundel over it.
  • Spread some strawberries pieces over it. Put some more berry mixture and top it with the bigger cake roundel. Over this spread some papaya-pear-apple mixture and top it with the berry mixture. Decorate whipped cream and a mint sprig and serve immediately.