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Lychees taste juicy and sweet and refine many Asian dishes. But delicious drinks can also be made from it. For example, (ice) tea.Lychee tea tastes both warm and cold
For a long time, lychees have not only been known to fans of Asian cuisine. The fruits from China and Thailand with the reddish spiked skin and the white, sweet and sour meat can be found both in cans and fresh in many supermarkets. The small fruits find e.g. Use in Asian dishes and exotic salads. They also give some cocktails a refined taste.
In the alcohol-free variant, some manufacturers now also offer lychee iced teas. However, industrially produced ice teas usually contain a lot of sugar and very little natural ingredients. If you want to use the many healthy nutrients of the lychees, you can quickly and easily prepare the thirst quencher yourself and enjoy it both as iced tea and as warm tea.
Ingredients (for approx. 1 l tea):
- 200 g fresh lychees, peeled and pitted
- 10 kaffir lime leaves (available in Asian shops)
- 1 biolime
- 1 piece of fresh ginger
- 2 tbsp jasmine tea (loose)
- 2 - 3 tablespoons of sugar or honey to taste
Put the washed and finely chopped lime leaves together with the quartered lime and the peeled and chopped ginger into a saucepan, pour everything with 800 ml of water and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Then cut the lychees in half, squeeze them a bit with a mortar or knife to make the juice come out easier, and add them to the saucepan. Bring to the boil again and then pull off the stove.
Add the jasmine tea, stir and let everything steep for 5 minutes. Then pour the tea through a fine sieve into a carafe or jug, sweeten with sugar or honey and drink warm or cold.
Depending on your own preferences, you can also use other ingredients such as Add mint leaves or a piece of orange peel.