Celebrate Chinese New Year with lychee iced tea
Why lychees, you ask? The consumption of this fresh fruit at the Lunar New Year isn’t just healthy for you – it suggests starting anew. They’re eaten for superstitious reasons, referencing family abundance and togetherness. Uh, yup, they’re delicious and sentimental.
- 3 Early Grey tea bags
- 3 cups boiling water
- 1 bunch mint leaves
- 10 fresh lychees
- 1 cup ice
- 500mL lemonade
- Place 3 cups boiling water into a heatproof bowl with three earl grey tea bags.
- Refrigerate until fully chilled then discard the tea bags.
- Place chilled tea in a large jug, add lychees, mint leaves and some ice and top up the jug with lemonade.
Try out these other inspiring ways to wind lychees into your life:
As a pancake topper – peel and pit fresh lychees, mix with strawberries and scatter over warm pancakes with syrup drizzle.
As a sweet addition to a cheese platter.
Or, on top of your fave smoothie bowl!