Toast to All Women
Pink Guava Iced Tea
With this Pink Guava Iced Tea, I toast and commemorate all the women in the world! It is International Women’s Day today with the Campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter. A balanced world is surely a better world. Let us celebrate women’s achievement and take action for equality. The theme for International Women’s Day by the UN is, “Think Equal, Build Smart, and Innovate for Change” and drink Pink Guava Iced Tea. Cheers !
A woman performs all the duties of a man but a man cannot do all that a woman can do, isn’t that so true?Every woman should be taught to believe in protecting herself on her own and not to depend on a man for her protection. She has the power to protect the world and not just herself. Do you agree?Every woman has the power to turn the direction of the wind on her own, but she doesn’t realise it. There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.
Favourite Fruit Guava
One of my favourite fruits has been the Green guava but here in the south, we get hard and crisp guavas unlike the mushy ones in the north. The joy of sinking your teeth into fresh crispy guava is awesome. When I was a kid my mom used to pick the best from the vendor for me. At that time pink guavas were a rarity but she would somehow choose a pink one especially for me and get it. (She knew I had a weakness for all things pink) Miss u Ma! I may love all things Pink but that doesn’t mean I am soppy!
India presently grows almost 27000 tons of pink guavas and they have flooded the market. Pink Guava has more water content, less Sugarless starch content and Vitamin C and less seed or even seedless. White Guava has more sugar, starch, Vitamin C and more seed. Instead of an apple have a Guava a DAY and avoid the Doctor. This is the only fruit recommended for Diabetic People to take every day. A mocktail made with Pink Guava is refreshing to drink as well as to feast your eyes on the soft colour.
Pink Guava Iced Tea
But I decided to make a Pink Guava Iced tea instead. Make a weak tea decoction and cool it. This weak tea reminded me of Eleanor Roosevelt comment- “A woman is like a tea
How to make Pink Guava Iced Tea
For the Pink Guava Iced tea, pour a little tea in a tall glass, fill the glass with ice and pour the juice of the pink guavas and pomegranate pearls on top. Garnish with mint, mango ginger juliennes, lemon and a guava wedge. Guava juice is very tasty and refreshing especially in hot climes where I live.
Ingredients for Pink Guava Iced tea
1 cup Fresh Pink Guava chopped.
¼th cup Pomegranate Pearls
1 tbsp Sugar
1/4th cup weak black tea or Iced Tea Powder
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 inch Mango Ginger (optional)
1 tsp lemon juice
Pinch of Black salt
Wash Guava and chop into wedges. You can peel the skin to get a really pink colour but the nutrients would be reduced. I do not peel guavas.
Make a weak tea decoction and cool in the fridge.
Take the chopped guava in a blender, pomegranate pearls, add sugar, ginger, mint, black salt and cold water and blend.
Strain through a sieve to remove the seeds.
Take a tall glass and pour the tea decoction in it. Add ice cubes till the top.
Now pour the guava juice over the ice cubes. Sprinkle some ginger juliennes on the top.
On a toothpick skew the guava wedge, lemon ring and mint and place it on the rim.
Your Pink Guava Iced tea is ready to sip and it is like ambrosia in this March heat.
Add a dash of Sprite or Club Soda to make a fizzy drink.
You can even add vodka instead of the tea to make a cocktail.
Peel the guava for a darker pink coloured drink.