Recipes: 4 Essential Drinks

June 3, 2019
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Infused hot or cold, with a cloud of milk, honey or lemon ... There are many ways to enjoy tea. Here are our tips for preparing 4 essential tea drinks: chai latte, iced tea, Moroccan mint tea and matcha latte.

Chai Latte

(4 cups)

Discover our chai blends.

INGREDIENTS
-500 ml (2 cups) water

-500 ml (2 cups) milk 3.25% or soya milk.

-4 tsp. chai Camellia spice/tea mix, or another

-4 tsp. teaspoon raw sugar

PREPARATION
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add the chai mixture to the boiling water and simmer for 5 minutes.

Add milk and sugar and bring to a boil.

Remove from heat, cover and let steep 5 minutes. Add sugar if necessary.

Filter to remove leaves and spices.

Note: If you use sweetened soy milk, reduce the quantity of sugar to 2 tsp, to taste.

Choose a full bodied Assam tea if you make your own blend of spices.

For a more milky chai, put 750 ml (3 cups) milk 250 ml (1 cup) of water.

Iced Tea

(4 cups)

ALL teas can be infused cold. It makes a great way to use up a reserve of old teas.

Discover our iced tea blends!

PREPARATION
Use 4 teaspoons of your choice of tea.

Pour a litre of Cold Water on to the leaves

Add some flavour(orange, lime, spice, herbs etc.)

Add 2 teaspoons of sugar

Leave to infuse for at least 6 hours or leave mixture in the fridge overnight.

DELICIOUS SUGGESTIONS

-Green Tea, mint and lime.

-Black Tea, orange and spice (cardamom, ginger, cinnamon etc)

-Wulong Tea, rose-petals, basil.

Different teas can be mixed in the same infusion. Let your imagination go wild!

 

Moroccan Mint Tea

(300ml)

INGREDIENTS

-1 ½ tsp Chinese organic green Gunpowder Tea

-1 ½ tsp sugar

-1 large handful mint

-300 ml ( 1 ¼ cup) water

PREPARATION
Warm the teapot.

Put the mint into the pot and add sugar.

Put the tea into a filter and rinse with boiling water. Place the filter in the teapot and add boiling water.

Let steep 3 minutes (4 minutes if you want a more full-bodied tea) and remove the filter.

Note: For variety, you can put tea leaves directly into the teapot without using the filter. In this way, the tea will become stronger.

Matcha Shake

(4 cups)

INGREDIENTS
-750ml Cold, unsweetened soya milk

-250ml Cold water (or a mix of ice cubes and water)

-3 tsp Matcha Sora

-4 tsp Raw sugar (or 2 tsp for sweetened soya milk)

PREPARATION
Put all ingredients into an electric blender

Blend until Matcha has completely dissolved

Serve and enjoy!