Dilmah Real High Tea

Lychee & Strawberry Tea Sangria


Recipe by Anne McWilliams, NSW, Australia 

3 bottles of McWilliams Pinot Grigio  white wine
1 cup fresh or canned lychee fruit
1 punnet of strawberries hulled and cut in half
30ml lychee liqueur
2 oranges, finely sliced
3 cups of Dilmah 100% Ceylon Black tea
1 bottle sparkling mineral water
30 cups seedless frozen grapes or ice cubes

  • Start out by firstly freezing 3 cups of seedless grapes to be later used for ice cubes.
  • Place the McWilliams Pinot Grigio white wine in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add the lychee fruit, strawberries, sliced oranges and lychee liqueur.
  • Brew 3 cups of Dilmah black tea using cold fresh water and by letting the teabags steep for at least 3 minutes. Let the tea cool and then add to the wine and fruit mixture.
  • Chill the sangria in the fridge.
  • The sangria is best made the day before to allow for the fruit, wine and tea flavours to infuse and marry together. Before serving add a dash of sparkling mineral water to add some effervescence and serve with either ice cubes or frozen grapes to keep the sangria cool and refreshing.


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Vilmos Dohnal & Wesley Schipper of Restaurant Vermeer (Hotel NH Barbizon Palace) walked away with the highest honours as the Dilmah Real High Tea Netherlands 2014 national winner. Vera Kuiper Willems & Filipe Braz of Hotel Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam too won Gold finished a close second.

With just a few more hours to go for the much anticipated Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge Netherlands, we just wanted to wish all our participants the very best of luck. We are looking forward to some absolutely spectacular Dilmah tea inspired Real High Tea presentations today at the Miele Inspirience Centre in Vianen. Our suggestion is that you prep up, brew a pot of tea for two and have a nice, long, reviving cuppa to get your creative and culinary genius flowing. Get ready to put up the best tea-inspired culinary show of your life. Best of luck, everyone!

The Netherlands is home to some of the finest hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes in the world, not to mention, some of the biggest names in the culinary industry. The Dutch are also world famous for their exquisite cuisine, which is shaped by their practice of fishing and farming as well as the countries long and colourful history. Given this impressive backdrop of culinary excellence and the calibre of entrees we saw at the 2013 Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge Netherlands, we are looking forward to a sensational Real tea inspired High Tea experience that will lay down some new parameters as to what is possible with tea made and used with respect.