Ok. I know my last post was based on passionfruit, but, it’s summer and they are so good at the moment! I also thought this recipe would be great considering how hot it has been in Sydney lately!
This recipe was inspired by a drink I ordered at the T2 Tea House called ‘Summer Pash’. Technically the ingredients are the same, but my version comes out so different that it hardly ends up being the same thing. Which is good. Because now I can make it at home, and still enjoy their version at the Tea House!
I found panama passionfruit during the week and used them here. I know I’ve said it before, but if you can get them, do. They are so good and the flavour is just so fantastic!
This recipe makes about three litres. However, it is quite easy to halve the quantities and only make one and a half litres.
2 litres of cloudy apple juice
18-20 g green tea - I use ‘Green Rose’ from T2
800ml water, approx.
pulp from 3 panama passionfruit (or 5-6 ordinary passionfruit)
strawberries, to serve
Place tea in a three litre capacity jug (I use a jug that has a removable part for the tea). Heat the water to 80 degrees Celsius, or if using boiling water, allow to cool for a few minutes and add a little cold water to bring the temperature down. Green tea shouldn’t be brewed at 100 degrees Celsius.
Pour the water over the tea, and allow to brew for 10-15 minutes. Once the tea has brewed, remove tea leaves from the jug. Using a fine strainer or sieve and extra bowl or jug, pour the tea through the sieve to remove any extra fine bits of tea. Rinse the original jug out and pour the tea back into the jug. You may want to pour the tea through the sieve again if there are still bits of tea left after the first time. Leave to cool for a while.
Once the tea has cooled, add the apple juice and the passionfruit pulp to the jug. Stir everything in. Keep refrigerated. This iced tea tastes better when it has had time to infuse. I always make it the afternoon or evening before. Add cut up strawberries and ice cubes to serve. You can add the strawberries to the whole jug of tea, I just find the tea won’t keep as long with the strawberries in. Without the strawberries, the tea should last in the fridge for 5-7 days. But really in Summer, how could it last that long?!
Originally Posted January 21, 2014.