Wednesday, 4 January 2012

iced green tea w lychees & lime


It’s lychee season.

A few years ago I got drunk on lychee liqueur and killed my love for lychees . . . until now.

On behalf of Aussie lychee growers, Cessie at IMPACT Communications sent me a box of beautiful, perfect lychees and when I popped the first, slippery nugget into my mouth I swooned with love all over again with these sweet, juicy, tropical fruit.

Oh lychee, I am so happy our love for each other has been rekindled.


This is a versatile iced tea and perfect for summer barbeques. I’ve made it for my sister-in-law when she visited from Sweden early in the year and again in October when The Green Ninja and the VB Samurai visited from Tokyo.

The flavours were inspired by Japanese sensibilities - a love of lychees combined with refreshing green tea and topped off with a little tang and colour from the lime slices.

It's a great addition to summer evening BBQs or any Asian lunch menu.



Lychee & Lime Iced Green Tea

Anna's very own recipe. Makes 1 litre.

Ingredients:
3 bags of green tea or 1 tablespoon loose leaves
400ml boiling water
500ml water
200ml sugar syrup
2 limes thinly sliced
16 lychees, peeled & stone removed
Ice, for serving

Method:

1. In a jug, pour the hot water over the tea bags and steep the tea for 30 minutes.

2. Remove tea bags, add the remaining water, sugar syrup and allow tea to cool to room temperature.

3. Add limes and lychees then refrigerate until completely chilled. Serve with ice.

6 comments:

  1. What a perfect drink for a hot day like today!

    We are so fortunate in Australia that growers have embraced fruits like lychees. We certainly benefit through abundant and varied local produce as a result.

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    1. wish i had a nice tall glass of this now actually

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  2. My husband loves lychee, I'll have to make this for him :)

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  3. Now the lychee is a funny looking fruit. Thanks for sharing a good use for it. I wonder if you could make a good Cocktail with them?

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    1. you could add vodka, gin or lychee liqueur to this and it would work perfectly.

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