Fruit Salad


This eighteenth-century recipe came from Mr John Roper, whose grandmother had had it from her grandmother and who always insisted on the use of a fine scented China tea for the juice. She was right: it is far finer and more refreshing than any ordinary fruit salad, even one which has been refreshed with a liqueur. Mr Roper says that his grandmother preferred a dark red juice, but the pale salad is equally good.