Heat the roasted green tea leaves and the milk in a small pan. When it gets bubbly, turn the heat to low and simmer it for 2 minutes. Keep stirring with a spatula.
Add 2 tablespoons of water into the powdered gelatin. Microwave it for 20 seconds to heat and dissolve.
Strain the simmered tea through a tea strainer as you transfer it into a bowl. Add the sugar and heavy cream to mix.
Add the dissolved gelatin and mix with a whisk.
Cool the bowl in ice water as you stir the mixture occasionally.
When it gets thick, transfer it into a container. Chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours to harden.
Combine the ingredients for the whipped cream in a different bowl. Whip until it forms stiff peaks. Top pudding with whipped cream and tea leaves just before serving.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is my own variation of a recipe that was taught to me by a neighbor. This recipe is so simple that you only need to simmer, stir, and chill the cups. You can make them even healthier by reducing the amount of sugar!
Using heavy cream makes the pudding really rich and creamy. Using cream specially processed for whipping makes a lighter pudding than what you'd get when using natural heavy cream, but both are equally amazing. You can use store-bought pudding cups or jello containers to make these puddings! Make them in a pretty container to impress everyone. You can make these in the same way using regular green tea or jasmine tea.