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Lychee Iced Tea

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Lychee Iced Tea is a perfect refreshing beverage for a hot summer’s day! It is light, refreshing, and not too sweet. Learn how to make this easy cafe-style drink at home.

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lychee iced black tea using canned lychee in syrup

Being a tropical country means Indonesia is hot all year round. We all crave a refreshing drink when it is hot outside and this Lychee Iced Tea is a must-try. It is the perfect cooler for beating the summer heat.

It is light, refreshing, and lightly sweetened. That is why this drink is one of the most popular drinks in Indonesian restaurants and cafes. This Lychee Iced Tea is very easy to make and easy to scale up for a crowd. Let me share all the tips and tricks you need to make the most flavorful, refreshing Lychee Iced Tea.

lychee iced black tea

Why You Will Love This Lychee Iced Tea

  • Great summer beverage With sweet fresh fruity notes, this drink is perfect for the hot weather.
  • Easy and quick to make You can make this drink in just a few minutes!
  • Versatile It can be easily varied by changing the type of tea used or adding other ingredients.

Ingredients You Need

You will only need a few simple ingredients:

  • Lychee You can make this iced tea with fresh or canned lychees, depending on what you can find. Canned lychees are preferred as they are easier to find, their taste is more consistent, and they are already peeled and deseeded.
  • Tea Black, green, and jasmine teas are commonly used for this drink. If you feel adventurous, you can also use other teas, such as oolong tea.
  • Lychee syrup For a strong lychee flavor, use bottled lychee syrup from brands like Monin and Torani. A little goes a long way and it makes iced tea so refreshing. Restaurants and cafes usually also use bottled lychee syrup instead of the syrup from canned lychees because the syrup from the canned lychees is not sweet and strong enough to flavor the tea.
  • Sweetener (optional) – The lychee syrup is already sweet, but you can add sweetener if preferred, such as simple syrup, honey, or agave.

How to Make

how to make iced lychee tea
  1. Steep tea in hot water.
  2. Open a can of lychee in syrup. Strain the lychees. You can also use fresh lychees for this recipe. Peel and remove the seeds before adding them to your tea.
  3. Add lychees and ice cubes into a serving glass. Pour in the tea and lychee syrup.
  4. Garnish with some lychees and mint leaves on top. 
lychee iced tea with black tea
iced lychee black tea

Iced Lychee Tea

5 from 3 votes
Author: Taste of Nusa
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Indonesian
Difficulty: Easy
Dietary: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1
Lychee Iced Tea is a perfect refreshing beverage for a hot summer's day! It is light, refreshing, and not too sweet. Learn how to make this easy cafe-style drink at home.

Ingredients
 

  • 200 ml black/green/jasmine tea
  • 1 can lychee in syrup or fresh lychees
  • 20 ml lychee syrup, or more
  • Ice cubes
  • Sweetener, optional

Instructions

  • Steep tea in hot water for about 3-5 minutes. Do not steep too long or the tea will be bitter. If you have time, cool the tea completely before serving because hot tea will make the ice cubes melt faster and water down the tea. But if you are not patient enough, just make the tea stronger and add more lychee syrup.
  • Strain lychees – Open a can of lychee in syrup. Strain the lychees. You can also use fresh lychees for this recipe. Peel and remove the seeds before adding them to your tea.
  • Add lychees and ice cubes into a serving glass.
  • Pour in the tea and lychee syrup.
  • Garnish with some lychees and mint leaves on top. Stir the tea before consuming.

Video

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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