Iced Tea with Guava

Mum was always looking for ways to cool us down. This is a tea with a difference as she would use what we had. Our nearest shop , an African dukka, was 5 miles away and our nearest shopping centre 200 miles away! Tea was Ceylon or maybe rooibos. Mint grew near the kitchen drain pipe where waste water spilled out of the catchment drum to be used on the gardens. Guava, lemon, lime and mango trees grew around the station.
Ingredients
2 tsp or bags of tea
handful of mint leaves, keep 4 leaves for decoration
1 cup lemonade
1 guava, or a mango in season
1 lemon or lime
Method
Heat the teapot. Place the tea in the pot and pour over boiling water. Allow to brew for a couple of minutes. Have a cup of tea!
Pour the remainder into a jug with the shredded mint and place in the fridge.
Before serving add the lemonade.
Place ice cubes into 4 glasses. Add sliced lemon or lime and sliced guava or mango into the glasses. Pour in the tea through a tea strainer. Serve with a mint leaf to decorate.
Serves 4 people.

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About heatherlamont

I was brought up in the Belgium Congo (DRC). Trained as a nurse and midwife in England with tropical diseases from Liverpool University. Married Tony Lamont in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). Lived in England for 20 years. Wrote GOURMET VEGAN published by Gollancz. Moved to Australia in 1995. Tony and I now live on a farm in Queensland Australia.
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