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How to Make Asian Pear Tea (Honey Optional!)

This low histamine tea is made using Asian pears, also known as apple pears or Korean pears, which are widely available here every fall. It calls for just 2 ingredients, with a bit of ginger if you like your tea with a bite!

About this recipe

Accidental Win. I was inspired to try this delicious experiment after realizing I had nothing to do with the peels from my favorite fall treat: the Asian pear. Every couple weeks when I was a kid, we picked up a box of these from our local H-Mart (Korean grocery store), as soon as they came in season. I didn’t even try a ‘typical’ American pear until I was a teenager!

Low Histamine Tea. Much like most of the other low histamine teas shared on this site, this is made from real food rather than tea leaves, making it safe for almost all diets.

No Mess, No Waste! This is a great way to use up pear peels instead of tossing them (though feel free to eat them afterwards).

Ingredients

Asian Pear Peels: one of my favorite

Honey: there are a multitude of low histamine sweeteners you can use in tea, but by far my favorite is manuka honey. Not only is it great for the digestive system, but manuka honey has been proven to lessen allergy symptoms, like those of histamine intolerance.

Fresh Ginger: possibly the best-known low histamine spice, ginger is the sharp, mildly sweet root of a flower; it’s been used for thousands of years in dishes both sweet and savory.

How to make asian pear tea: step-by-step instructions

Step 1. Carefully wash your Asian pear; for tea you’ll be using the peels, so it’s especially important that it’s clean. Then cut the pear in half and into slices, if needed, and then peel half the pear (or both halves for 2 servings).

Step 2. Put the peels and just over one cup of water into your pot, and then turn on medium heat (or just medium-low, if using a large burner and a small pot). Heat the peels for about 5-7 minutes, lowering the heat if you start to notice it boiling rather than simmering.

Pro-Tip: This is also when you may want to add a thin slice of fresh ginger or a dash of ginger powder for that little bite of spice.

Step 3. Strain through a loose-leaf tea strainer (or coffee filter if you’re particular about getting out all the ground ginger bits), and then stir in the honey and enjoy!

Recipe notes & tips

Ginger: I recommend using ~1/4′ of ginger root or less (1/8 teaspoon ginger powder), otherwise it can overwhelm the delicate flavor of the pear.

Honey: you can add more or less sweetener as you’d like, but I recommend starting with a half teaspoon if you’re worried about adding too much.

Homemade Asian Pear Tea Recipe Card

As always, if you like the recipe, I really appreciate a review or comment!

Asian Pear Tea (Ginger & Honey Optional)

Asian Pear Tea (Ginger & Honey Optional)

Yield: 1 cup

Instructions

  1. Carefully wash your Asian pear; for tea you’ll be using the peels, so it’s especially important that it’s clean. Then cut the pear in half and into slices, if needed, and then peel half the pear (or both halves for 2 servings).

    Put the peels and just over one cup of water into your pot, and then turn on medium heat (or just medium-low, if using a large burner and a small pot). Heat the peels for about 5-7 minutes, lowering the heat if you start to notice it boiling rather than simmering.

    Pro-Tip: This is also when you may want to add a thin slice of fresh ginger or a dash of ginger powder for that little bite of spice.



    Step 3. Strain through a loose-leaf tea strainer (or coffee filter if you’re particular about getting out all the ground ginger bits), and then stir in the honey and enjoy!

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