Lychee & Rose White Tea Cooler

Summer has arrived in all its sunny glory and if your family is anything like mine, everyone is looking for a refreshing drink to relieve the heat of the day.

This cooler is an absolute favorite with my grandchildren because they get a few lychees to munch on once they have finished the drink.

If you can get fresh lychees for this recipe, go for it! Otherwise you can buy canned lychees in light syrup from almost any grocery store. Just look in the Asian section.  I have always been able to find rose water at the health food store, but if yours doesn’t have it, an Indian store will certainly stock it. 

Yield: 
Large Jug of Tea
Cooking Time: 
5 Minutes
Prep Time: 
5 Minutes
Ingredients: 
  • 5 white tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp rose essence
  • 1 whole can of lychees in light syrup – use the syrup if you like
Instructions: 

In a cup steep:

  • 5 white tea bags
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp sugar

Steep tea bags for 5 minutes, then remove the tea bags and let the tea cool to room temperature.

Pour the tea into a large jug with:

  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tsp rose essence
  • 1 whole can of lychees in light syrup – use the syrup if you like

Stir and serve.

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