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Black Tea Pudding with Apple Custard

Aside from water, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It offers a variety of health benefits because it contains antioxidants and compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Consuming black tea can be a healthful way to provide a daily caffeine boost. The tea is low in calories, especially when a person does not add sugar.
Give this Asian inspired pudding a try.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 1


  • 1 pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Apple Fruit Custard with Added Fibre
  • 1 tsp cut black tea leaves
  • 1 tbsp corn-starch
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • In a microwave safe cup heat milk in the microwave.
  • Add tea leaves and leave for 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain fluid through a fine sieve.
  • Place all the ingredients into a microwave safe cup and mix ingredients together until well combined.
  • Microwave for 2-3 minutes or until cooked.
  • Place into fridge to cool.
  • Serve chilled. Option to scoop into a dessert glass before enjoying.
  • Enjoy!
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A ‘pick me up’ pudding for the parents

by Ashleigh Feltham, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist

Tea is a rich source of antioxidants that help fight off free radicals that cause damage and disease to your body’s cells. The flavonoids in black tea promote heart health by helping to reduce your ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Black tea may also support the good bacteria in your gut to stay healthy and reduce the number of bad bacteria due to the polyphenols. Black tea may also help to reduce your blood pressure and risk of stroke, promote heart health and healthy blood sugar levels.

Corn-starch provides a good source of copper which works with iron to make red blood cells. Also, selenium which supports the health of your thyroid. Your thyroid produces hormones and plays a major role in the rate of your metabolism.

Milk is a great source of protein as well as calcium. Each 250mls of milk is one serve of dairy. Milk is a good source of fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Also, iodine, selenium, vitamin B12 and choline. Vitamin B12 and choline support the normal functioning of your central nervous system.

Each pouch of South Australian Gourmet Food Company Apple Fruit Custard with Added Fibre gives 10.9g of dietary fibre.

Over 70% of adults in Australia and over 50% of children in Australia do not meet their daily fibre needs.

Fibre is essential not only for gut health but also promotes sustained energy release by gradually releasing sugar into your bloodstream. This gradual release will help you to feel fuller for longer and as a result, assist in maintaining healthy body weight. Give this Asian inspired pudding a try.

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