Lavender-Green TeaCuisinart Original Recipe
3 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons dried lavender
4 teaspoons green tea
Fill the Cuisinart PerfecTemp Programmable Tea Steeper & Kettle with water. Put both the lavender and green tea into the tea infuser. Insert the tea infuser into the infuser holder and lock in the raised position. Insert raised steeping assembly into kettle. Turn kettle on, select the Green Setting (175°F) and press Temp Start. Once the water reaches temperature, set the timer to 8 minutes, by pressing Select, and lower the tea infuser into the heated water by turning the lid to the DOWN position. Press Time Start to begin countdown. Once the time has elapsed, raise the tea infuser from the water by turning the steeper lid to the UP position. If enjoying hot, serve immediately or leave on Keep Warm until ready to serve. If serving iced, turn the unit off and remove the tea infuser from the kettle. Add about two full trays of ice, or about 24 ice cubes. Cover with kettle lid for serving.
For a sorbet:
1 recipe Lavender-Green Tea, hot
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pour the tea into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until completely cooled.
Process in a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker according to the model's instructions.