As the chilly start to the new year draws to a close, there is nothing more enticing than a satisfying jug of fruit tea for your guests when they visit your crib during this lunar festive season. This thirst-quencher is a must-have for the hot month ahead; how else do we keep going on about all the dips and gossips that will last us for the next 365 days?
Whether it’s an intense black tea or a radiant white tea that you fancy, this post is bound to introduce some refreshing twists to your favourite concoctions that will keep your guests coming back for more.
Fruits with sweeter and stronger flavours are preferred in this recipe to balance out black tea’s heavier flavour. Some favourite fruits to add into black teas include watermelons, oranges and mangoes.
Steps: Steep one teabag and add in half a cup of cut fruits into your choice of jar with hot water for 3 minutes. Remove the teabag and allow the fruits to steep for another 10 minutes. Serve it hot or over ice for an invigorating hydration, a quick relief from the sweltering heat.
Black Tea recommendations:
With a daintier taste characteristic, lighter-flavoured fruits are a better fit for green teas to retain the unique aspects of green tea in the final beverage. Pimp up this energising concoction with fruits of a lighter taste, such as peaches and blueberries for a luscious finishing touch.
Steps: Place two green teabags and half-cup fruits of your choice into boiling water, filled to the brim in a jar. Keep them in for 10 minutes before straining and serving over ice or as a piping hot cup of comfort juice.
Green Tea recommendations:
Bring the medicinal benefits of your herbal brews up a notch by combining them with the nectarous nature of fresh fruits.
Steps: Steep 3 herbal teabags and half-cup of fresh fruits into a jar with hot water filled to the brim. Cover and let it steep for 10 minutes before serving this quirky blend, either hot or cold.
Herbal Tea recommendations:
- Masala Chai Pyramid Infusers – NEWBY
- Taiwanese Burdock Healthy Tea Bag – OKLAO Specialty Coffee
- Organic Herbal Tea with Sage, Lemon Verbena & Greek Saffron [Caffeine-Free, Gluten-Free] – Botanatea
Boost your metabolism with some white tea coupled with the holistic goodness of berries in this restoring blend of everyone’s favourite summer drink!
Steps: Combine 3 herbal teabags with half a glass of cut fresh fruit in a jar. Next, fill hot water to the brim and let it steep for 10 minutes. Lastly, strain and have your pick at serving it hot or over ice.
White Tea recommendations: