Mocktail recipe: Strawberry MarTEAni

Adam Lowe

Look out your window and don’t despair – summer is still here! We can hold on just a little longer. And in order to quench that summer thirst, what’s better than a delicious, cool mocktail? It’s refreshing and guilt-free!


Serves 4-6

6 x Newby Strawberry & Mango Black Tea
Juice of 2 unwaxed lemons
2-3 tablespoons of sugar (optional)
Fresh mint
Fresh strawberries
Fresh mango (optional)


In a large pitcher, brew the sachets in 400ml of boiling water and infuse for 4-5 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar (adjust to taste). Add 600 ml of cold water and the juice of 2 fresh lemons. Top up with plenty of ice, a handful of fresh mint and some fresh strawberries. Lovely served in martini glasses for a special occasion.

About Newby Tea

Newby Teas is the most awarded international brand in high-end luxury tea, committed to the preservation not only of the character of tea itself but also its history and culture.

Using just the leaves of a single estate means standards can vary from year to year. That’s why only the finest leaves from a variety of tea gardens, picked at their most prime season, are selected. Expert tasters sample thousands of harvests, with their recommendations sent to founder and tea specialist, Mr Sethia. Only after he has personally tasted and approved each tea will it be ready to bear the Newby name.

Newby’s world-leading, unique preservation, storage, blending and packing facility in Kolkata opened in 2005 with the specific aim of avoiding the degradation in quality that often happens due to transporation. Tea is shipped direct to the facility for preservation, blending and sealing. The facility is strategically located in the middle of all the tea growing regions, thus reducing transit time. Once at the facility, tea is sealed into Newby’s specially designed multi-layer packaging, ensuring that the tea inside arrives in the cup at its very best. The multi-functional protection keeps light, heat, moisture and odours at bay, all of which can adversely affect teas transported in less considered conditions.

Newby Teas has won 119 awards for its innovative products, including 39 from the prestigious Global Tea Championship, among them, many 1st-place honours for the exquisite Newby Silken Pyramids. Newby Tea’s packaging design is also the recipient of five awards.

Newby is a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership, a global organisation committed to improving the lives and environment of tea workers throughout the world and shares the ETP’s aims of making tea production better, fairer and more environmentally sustainable.

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About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.