Ice Tea, Cocktails, Winter Tea and Much More
Our favourite hot drink can be enjoyed not only brewed with a little milk, cream or rock sugar – it’s also great in its many chilled variations. Iced tea was invented rather out of necessity.
The summer of 1904 was so hot that in the US that they had no need for tea. So the Englishman Richard Blechynden cooled the hot tea with lead pipes and unintentionally invented a soft drink which is still very popular today – iced tea.
How about a Teaquito? The cocktail consists of peppermint tea and is supplemented with cane sugar, lime and ice cubes – it’s super refreshing and much healthier than the alcohol-based version.
Tea can also be enjoyed as a smoothie or frappé. Together with fresh fruit and ice, it becomes something very special. Coconut milk gives green tea an Eastern taste and with some ginger, as for example in our Ice Tea Asian Sun, your favourite tea gets an exciting note.
The chilled tea is especially popular on hot days. Whether with strawberries, mango or coconut – there’s an iced tea recipe out there for everyone. In the classic variants, the base is black or green tea, but there are other options – such as our Summer Berries on Ice and Ice Tea Tropic.
How is iced tea prepared? The drink is cooled with ice cubes, so the cold drink is ready in just a few minutes.
Powdered green tea is becoming increasingly popular. Today Matcha is not only used in Japanese tea ceremonies, but also at home or in the restaurant trade.
Matcha is very versatile and can be drunk not only in the classic form (foamed with hot water) but also as a Matcha Latte or as Smoothie.
But even more creativity is possible – how about Matcha in dessert, for example? Why don't you try our delicious Sponge Roll.
When the nights get longer and the days shorter, it’s time for hot tea. This can be enjoyed not only as an infusion, but also in combination with spices such as cloves or rosemary or in various juice, syrup and alcohol-based variants with orange or almond liqueur.
Our Rosemary-Green-Superior warms from the inside with green tea, orange liqueur and white wine. One nicely spiced option is the Golden Winter Punch. Fresh ginger, chilli and Rooibos Winter Punch tea together make a powerful mixture for long winter evenings.
Cocktails aren’t just for a night out – they’re also easy to prepare at home. Whether at the end of the day or for a nice evening with friends – our recipes suit every occasion and are ready in just a few minutes.
For lovers of classics such as Caipirinha or Mojito there is the Teaquito – a cocktail of peppermint tea, cane sugar and lime. If you like it a little more unusual, there’s London & Tea based on rose hip hibiscus tea, gin and rose lemonade.
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