Now strawberries are in abundance, here is an idea to use them (beyond just popping them in your mouth) with cold infused Assam tea to create a cooling, tasty tea with a twist.


  • 2 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 20g loose leaf New Day Assam 
  • 1 lime
  • A few basil leaves


Iced Assam Tea

  • Bring 1 litre of water to the boil in a saucepan
  • Add 20g of New Day Assam loose tea 
  • Leave to brew for approx 5 mins. 
  • Stain the tea leaves, and set aside the tea to cool 
  • Place in the fridge to chill for at least 1 hour 

Strawberry Purée

  • Rinse the strawberries in cold water.
  • Trim and cut the strawberries in two parts and put in a food processor.
  • Squeeze in half the lime and puree until smooth.  
  • Strain the mixture to remove the seeds and transfer the mixture to a bowl. over and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 


  • Line the bottom of a glass with a small layer of strawberry purée.
  • Add 2-3 basil leaves and a few ice cubes
  • Pour in the Assam iced tea to fill the rest of the glass.

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