Summertime recipes

July 6, 2017
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Perhaps tea is not the first drink that comes to mind to quench a Summer thirst but its versatility can makes it a choice beverage for all seasons. Try an iced-version of a matcha, chai latte, or even your favourite infusion with some basil, citrus, mint - the options are endless. You could even use up some of those older leaves that are hanging out in the back of the cupboard.

Here are a few Summertime recipes that the whole family will enjoy:

Matcha Shake


  • 750ml (3 cups) of cold, soya milk OR 2% cow's milk
  • 250ml (1 cup) of cold water (or a mix of ice cubes and water)
  • 3 tsp Matcha Sora
  • 4 tsp Raw sugar (or 2 tsp for sweetened soy milk)

Put all ingredients into an electric blender, or in a shaker
Blend/mix until Matcha has completely dissolved
Serve and enjoy!

Iced chai latte


  • 500 ml (2 cups) water
  • 500 ml (2 cups) milk 3.25% or soya milk.
  • 4 tsp. chai Camellia spice/tea mix, or another
  • 4 tsp. teaspoon raw sugar


  1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the chai mixture to the boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add milk and sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat, cover and let steep 5 minutes. Add sugar to taste. Filter to remove leaves and spices. Complete with a few ice cubes.
  4. Note: If you use sweetened soy milk, reduce the quantity of sugar to 2 tsp, to taste.

Homemade iced tea

ALL teas can be infused cold. It makes a great way to use up a your old reserves.

Preparation (4 cups)

  1. Use 4 teaspoons of your choice of tea.
  2. Pour 1 litre of cold water onto the leaves
  3. Add some flavour(orange, lime, spice, herbs etc.)
  4. Add 2 teaspoons of sugar
  5. Leave to infuse for at least 6 hours or leave mixture in the fridge overnight.

Tasty additions:
-Green Tea, mint and lime.
-Black Tea, orange and spice (cardamom, ginger, cinnamon etc)
-Wulong Tea, rose-petals, basil.

Vodka iced tea cocktail


Mix all ingredients in an Old Fashion glass with ice. Add a mint leave for decoration

*Mint syrup
Boil ½ cups of sugar with ¾ cups of water. Remove once sugar has completely dissolved. Add ¼ cups of finely chopped mint leves and infuse for 30 minutes. Filter.

Photo Credit : Christina Fayad, Art Director at  PUR vodka


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