Lychee Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Summer is here, and it’s hot! When the weather heats up, I like to drink iced tea to cool down. Some people prefer cold beer or a cocktail, but I lean toward the fruity and light. This lychee Thai iced tea recipe is my favorite summer drink because it’s refreshing and every sip brings me a tropical feeling.
Lychees are fruit from China, where they are more popular than mangos in my opinion. They have a flavor that reminds me of mangoes with a bit of strawberry mixed in. They’re sweet, but not as overpoweringly so as most other fruits I’ve tasted. The lychee Thai iced tea recipe starts with a base made from lemon iced tea. You can use store-bought mix if you’re in a hurry (I did), or make your own by simply steeping tea bags in hot water for about 15 minutes and then adding freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then you’ll add homemade lychee syrup which takes only five minutes to prepare, and you’re done!
How to Make Lychee Thai Iced Tea Recipe?
To make this Lychee Thai Iced Tea, you first need to make homemade lychee syrup. Then you need to brew Thai tea and add sugar according to your taste. For flavors, mix fresh lychees with sugar and lime juice. You can use canned lychees instead of fresh ones, but they are not as tasty as the fresh ones. Garnish with some mint leaves and serve chilled.
1. Tea Cup
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 8 Servings
Food Type: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian (Thai)
- 8 bags of jasmine green tea or Thai tea powder
- 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar or any other sweetener of your choice
- 8 cups of boiling water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 8 servings of ice cubes (optional)
- 20 oz. lychee juice or syrup (or any other fruit flavor)
- few mints leaves for garnish (optional)
- The process starts with a strong black tea (we recommend using loose leaf Ceylon tea, but if you must use bagged, make sure that it’s fairly high quality) that is brewed in a large pot.
- The mixture is then poured into a pitcher and left to steep for about 20 minutes.
- While this is going on, you’ll want to prepare the syrup by bringing together sugar and water on the stovetop until the sugar dissolves completely. Here we recommend going easy on the sugar—2 tablespoons should be plenty unless you’re serving this to very sweet-toothed people!
- After the brew has cooled, combine it with three cups of crushed ice and stir until everything is well-combined.
- Then pour over some more ice in your glass and add flavorings such as fresh mint leaves or slices of fruit like lemons or limes.
Lychee tea or lychee Thai iced tea is one of the most sought-after drinks during summer. It’s not just for the delicious taste but also for its health benefits. The lychee fruit helps flush out excess sodium from the body due to its high potassium content. Lychee tea provides almost all essential minerals and vitamins like vitamin A, B6, C, and E along with calcium, iron, and phosphorous. Lychees also contain antioxidants that help fight against various diseases. Besides, there are available 103 kcal calories, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 32 milligrams of sodium, 55 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of sugar, 22 milligrams of calcium, and 2 milligrams of iron.
Tips for Lychee Thai Tea Recipe
Lychee Thai Iced Tea is a refreshing treat that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. The lychee tea recipe is very simple and easy to make, but it does require some preparation.
Lychee Thai Iced Tea is made with a mixture of black tea and lychee juice. You can use any black tea like earl grey tea, peppermint tea, etc. The lychee juice used in this recipe has to be freshly squeezed from whole lychee fruit. If you have access to fresh lychees, then you can squeeze them by hand.
If fresh lychees are not available, then you can use canned lychees instead. You have to be careful when using canned lychees because they come with a load of sugar and syrups that are sure to mess up the taste of your iced tea recipe. Throwing away the syrup and sugar water will help, but it won’t be enough because the flavor of canned fruits also ends up being too sweet for the taste buds.
But there are some things that you should keep in mind while preparing your Thai iced tea so that it would not have any side effects on your health.
- Don’t permit the tea to be absorbed in warm water for a long time else it would give an unpleasant taste to your iced tea.
- Serve your iced tea chilled perceptions the greatest when chilled.
- You can store this iced tea in place and bottle in the fridge.
- You could use any type of fruit to increase the flavor of syrup as an additive to your iced tea.
- You could blend the juice of lychee and lemon or lime iced tea both and store them in a low refrigerator.
- If iced tea is sugary then thin with approximately ice or water.
FAQs for Lychee Tea Recipe
There are some important questions and answer about the discussion topic. For this section, you can be more clear about the recipe.
What is lychee?
Lychees are tropical fruit that grows in southeast China. They have a reddish-pink exterior with a rough texture, and the inside is filled with white flesh and seed. Lychees taste similar to grapes, but they can be quite messy to eat because of the juice from the fruit.
What is lychee Thai iced tea?
Lychee iced tea is an energizing drink made with sweet-smelling sweet lychees and jasmine tea. Lychee tea is a light and fruity drink that’s perfect for summertime. The flavor of the lychee fruit pairs well with that of the jasmine tea, making for a delicious and refreshing beverage.
What is jasmine tea?
Jasmine tea is a type of tea that can be made from green, black, or white tea leaves. The tea is scented with jasmine flowers, which imparts a sweet and fragrant flavor to the beverage. Jasmine tea is popular in many countries, including China, where it is often consumed as a breakfast drink.
What does lychee taste like?
Lychee is a sweet, floral fruit with a tart aftertaste. It is native to Southern China and has been enjoyed for centuries. The skin of the lychee is thin and red, while the inside is white and juicy. Lychees are often eaten fresh, but can also be used in desserts or made into juice or wine.
Can I use a different tea?
This recipe calls for jasmine tea, which has lovely floral notes. However, you can use any type of black tea, matcha, or herbal tea that you prefer. I think this would also be delicious with chrysanthemum tea. Tea is an excellent drink to enjoy while taking a break from studying. It’s hydrating, refreshing, and calming all at the same time. Adding a little honey or sugar can enhance the flavor and make it even more soothing. Whether you’re drinking hot or cold tea, make sure to sip slowly and relax!
Can I use fresh lychees?
I prefer fresh ingredients whenever possible, but in this case, canned lychee in syrup works better. This is because we need the lychee-infused syrup for the iced tea. Canned lychee is also easier to find in stores or online, and it’s available all year round. Plus, it avoids the prep work of peeling and deseeding fresh lychees.
How long can I store lychee iced tea?
Iced tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. It is best to store it in a covered container, to avoid contact with moisture and bacteria.