It's tea but even more awesome. We're proud to introduce the first in our series of tea cocktails courtesy of Joe's Tea Company. Fancy a brew, dear?
There’s been a huge appreciation for quality tea over the past couple of years and we’re seeing more and more chefs and cocktail connoisseurs using the unique and complex flavours of the humble leaf in their food and drinks.
Our range of organic black and herbal teas can be used in some fantastic cocktails and iced teas all year round, with chilled Ever-So-English Breakfast and The Earl of Grey providing a great base for long cocktails and the herbal range making unusual and vibrant iced teas for thirst quenching summer drinks.
Our Royal Tea was the first cocktail we created and it's remained a firm favourite amongst Joe's Tea Co fans. The delicate flavour of the bison grass infused Zubrowka vodka alongside the bergamot notes from the chilled Earl of Grey tea provide delightful layers of flavour on top of the apple juice and lime. It's incredibly moreish and a perfect way to liven up a Spring party.
6-8 Earl of Grey tea bags
2 litres of water
50ml Zubrowka Vodka
Fresh apple juice to taste
Good squeeze of lime
Brew 6-8 Earl of Grey teabags in 2 litres of boiling water for 4-5 minutes (very important not to over steep!). We suggest slightly sweetening the tea by adding sugar to taste while the tea is hot, or sugar syrup when cold. Allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating.
Pour the vodka over a good amount of ice into in a tumbler sized glass, add 50ml of the chilled Earl Grey and top up with the apple juice. Add a good squeeze of lime and garnish with a thinly sliced lime round.