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Green Tea and Shiso Granita with Fresh Cherries

2 tablespoons Japanese green tea
6 green shiso (perilla) leaves
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups boiling water
1 pound fresh cherries, rinsed

Place the tea, shiso leaves, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add the
water, stir to dissolve the sugar, and set aside to steep for 5
minutes. Strain into a clean bowl and set aside to cool to room
temperature.

Stir again and place the bowl in the freezer until the mixture
begins to chill around the edges and across the top, about 1 hour.
Whisk to break up and mix in the ice crystals. Return the bowl to
the freezer and chill for 2 hours more.

Whisk again, breaking up the crystals and stirring to make an evenly
granulated mixture. Return to the freezer until frozen again, but
not hard as a rock. Use right away or cover and keep in the freezer.
(The granita may be frozen for up to several days.)

When ready to serve, remove the bowl from the freezer and set aside
at room temperature until the granita softens enough to spoon out,
about 45 minutes

Place 3 scoops of the granita in individual serving bowls. Divide
the cherries among the bowls.

NOTE: To maintain the fresh herb flavor and aroma of the granita
if you don't have shiso, you can substitute 6 large mint leaves.

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Tasty Tea From Scratch, June 9, 2005 - 02:59 PM
Reviewer: Anonymous from Alabama
This tea recipe was amazing. If you have some free time and have the ingredients laying near by, try it.

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