Yamamotoyama's Matcha Apple Pyramid Green Tea mingles nicely with the grape wine base and also helps to taper any harsher alcohol notes. The tea reminds me of biting into a fresh, crisp apple–not too tart and not too sweet. It’s just perfect in this recipe.
A pretty teacup or glass will make all the difference when it comes to serving. But be careful with how much liquid the vessel holds–although they look harmless, these Sparkling Tea Jellies are surprisingly strong!
Sparkling Tea Jellies
Makes 6-8 servings.
|- 3 cups (1 bottle) sparkling white wine, like Prosecco|
|- 2 Tbsp powder gelatin|
|- 2 bags of Yamamotoyama Matcha Apple Pyramid Green Tea, brewed in 1 cup water at 175 degrees F for 3 minutes|
|- 1/2 cup sugar||- 1 cup apple juice|
|- 2 cups berries||- whipped cream, to serve|
1. Measure out a 1/2 cup of sparkling wine, then mix the gelatin in it. Set aside to bloom.
2. Pour the freshly-brewed, hot tea in with the bloomed gelatin. Mix well until the gelatin is dissolved.
3. Combine the wine with the tea-gelatin mixture. Mix in the sugar and apple juice.
4. Distribute the berries into the cups. Pour the gelatin mixture into the cups. Let chill for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped cream and more berries to serve.