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A Delicious Recipe for the Best Sencha Syrup

Syrup is basically is a combination of a large amount of sugar and water. Here, we substituted the “water” for tea. We used 15g of green tea leaves (we used sencha but you can try using other green teas if you like), 200g of hot water, and 125g of sugar (you can add more or less sugar depending on your preference.)

To make the syrup, add hot water to the tea leaves to make a strong bowl/cup of green tea. Before the tea cools down, add the sugar and mix well. Then, let this mixture cool down until it thickens. Enjoy on pancakes or whatever you like.

While there is not much that can be said about this syrup itself, why did we use an exogenous sugar source and not just boiled tea leaves in hot water?

As mentioned above, syrup is basically a combination of sugar and water. The “sugar” in this case does not need to be a refined granulated sugar. It can come from more natural sources such as the core of the agave plant or the sap of the maple tree. The juice/sap respectively contain naturally occurring sugars that are then cooked down into a concentrated form.

Indigenous Americans making maple syrup. Yum.

As we have seen from other posts, sencha can often pair well with something sweet because it can impart more of a bitter taste. When we made the sencha syrup, we used an exogenous sugar source as this helps to offset any bitterness. Tea leaves naturally have sugar but in a very small amount. Because of this, the sugar in tea leaves is basically negligible.

The video shows that you can use this recipe or pancakes and drinks. Syrups will often be used for mixed drinks as well, such as for lattes, milk tea, and cocktails. We hope you have enjoyed this recipe post. Let us know of any recipes you would like us to make or what ingredients you would like to see used. Follow our instagram and tiktok for more tea recipes. Feel free to subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address at the bottom of any page of our website.