Is it “soup” or “tea” (the term used loosely, no pun intended).
We still had a container of lotus seeds in our cabinet.
These are usually taken out due to their bitter flavor, personally, I like that bitter contrast (swallowing the bitter to appreciate the sweetness in life, sorry, that discussion is for another blog). Hee hee.
After soaking in cold water for an hour and rinsing, I started to simmer the seeds. Not sure if they were supposed to foam up.
Just to be sure, I discarded the water and rinsed the seeds and started again.
Second times the charm. After simmering (they have the texture and taste ever so slightly like chickpeas or garbanzo beans). I added a syrup made with ginger honey, and ….. peanut butter (whoever thought I cook traditionally, so sorrrry)! :)
I thought it was pretty good for a first time try. The ginger and peanut butter are a definite kick in the pants. Hee hee. If you want the more traditional recipe, see link above. Although I got the basic from reading the recipe, I had to put The Mouse spin on it. Hee hee.
So in the end, it’s “soup”. We didn’t just drink the “broth” or “tea”.
Enjoy. Eat well.