With the summer approaching fast, finding a cold refreshing beverage for those sunny afternoons makes all the difference. All the tea from our loose leaf selection has the potential to be made over ice. This flexibility allows you to drink your favourite cup all year round!
When brewing an iced tea, it requires double the dosage of tea in order to maintain the flavour when poured over the ice. I would also suggest halving the amount of water used, or lowering by a quarter, so as to not overflow when you pour it into the cup!
We always use our fruitier teas when brewing as iced, because it really is the most refreshing experience. However, you can experiment with whichever tea you prefer.
The recipe we are sharing with you today is our Blood Orange sparkling iced tea. Pair it with a double shot of vodka for that extra kick!
You will need: (Makes 2)
-Ice, for serving
– sprig of mint
– chopped strawberries
– 8g of Butterworth and Son Blood Orange Loose Leaf tea
– 200ml of water
– 200ml glass
– Sparkling water
– optional mango juice (Adds a thicker, sweeter note)
-Put your tea in a loose leaf infuser and add your water. Leave it for 30 minutes at room temperature and then place in the fridge overnight.
-Add ice and a tablespoon of chopped strawberries to your glass
-Add 100 ml of your tea infusion to your glass
-Add 25ml (double shot) of vodka
-top up your glass with sparkling water, and mango juice if desired.
-Serve with a sprig of mint on top.