Recipe by: Phil McKnight
Time: 10 minutes. Serves: 2


  • 2 tspn black tea leaves

  • 1 slice orange

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 bunch mint

  • 8 cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Lychees

  • Crushed ice

  • 1 tbsp vanilla infused sugar syrup

  • Vanilla Sugar Syrup

  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup caster sugar

  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped


  • 1.

    Embed the cloves into the peel of the orange slice and add it the brew basket of your kettle with the bay leaves, 2 mint leaves, cinnamon stick and tea leaves. Brew the tea with 750mL water and leave to cool in a separate jug.

  • 2.

    Fill the bottom of 2 tall glasses with some mint leaves and lychees and fill each glass with crushed ice then pour the tea over the top.

  • 3.

    Vanilla Sugar Syrup

  • 4.

    In a small saucepan, combine all the syrup ingredients over a low heat. Once well combined, bring to the boil for two minutes and allow to cool. Keep any extra in the refrigerator.

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