Finally, it’s starting to feel like summer. After various ice storms, freezing temperatures, and bouts of rain, we are welcoming warmer temperatures and even a forecast that includes sun! We don’t know about you but we believe this calls for celebration. In honour of warmer weather, we went searching for a few promising tea-based cocktails that are the quintessential addition to any tea lover’s patio, BBQ, or average summer afternoon. Check out the recipes below to start mixing your own.
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There’s nothing like the crisp flavour of fresh mint on ice. If you can’t choose between an iced green tea and a boozy mojito—choose both. This cocktail is the ideal summer drink twist, paired with a splash of white rum. You can muddle the mint leaves to release a burst of its signature taste. This emerald green accented beverage might be your new crowd-pleaser at summer soirees. Don’t take our word for it, try the recipe for yourself.
This Sencha style green tea pairs perfectly with bergamot and lime. Our Earl Green is a twist of our traditional Earl Grey but lower in caffeine. Perfect for the Earl Grey aficionado who also wants the added health benefits of a green tea. Lovely citrus notes make a light and delicious cup.
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If you’ve been on the hunt for a “healthy” and mild cocktail, this Earl Grey Tea Cocktail has the makings for a laid back Friday evening. The caffeinated tea, the dash of sweet, sticky honey, and the punch of gin, can actually work together to boost your energy. The lavender garnish is not necessary, but highly recommended. Especially if you’re looking for an extra pleasant aroma to complement the satisfying taste.
A must for the avid Earl Grey tea drinker! Our flavoury Earl Grey mellowed with delicious creamy notes. No real dairy in this one but the natural cream flavour is an excellent accompaniment to the oil of bergamot. An excellent all-day tea with a superb finish.
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Chamomile and tequila are an unlikely pair. When we think of chamomile, we think about curling up on the couch or in bed with a good book and soothing ourselves to sleep. When we think of tequila, it’s quite a different story. Turns out the lime juice, tequila, chamomile, and simple syrup combine to create a mingling of sharp and soft flavours. You would assume the chamomile is upstaged by the stronger shot of tequila, but it really holds its own in this cocktail. If you're a daytime tea fanatic and nighttime tequila person, try the Chamomile Tequila Sour this weekend for the middle ground.
Chamomile is an herb known for its relaxing qualities. A member of the daisy family, it is native to Europe and western Asia. Often described as having an apple-like taste. Our blend uses whole chamomile flowers and is caffeine free.
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Do you know when your sweet iced tea is just a little bit too sweet? Life and tea are about balance. The natural sweetness of our Iced Dance Blend tisane is a mix of fruity flavours like apple, rosehip, raspberry, elderberry, orange, offset by the spice of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and calendula. A splash of quality vodka only helps with this balancing act. You can add fresh fruits to enhance the flavours of the steeped ones and make sure to emulate the above photo with expert presentation skills. We recommend mason jars, recyclable paper straws, and a sun exposed patio.
A wonderful tisane with sweet notes. Includes apple cubes, rosehip, raspberry leaves, lemon verbena, lemongrass, elderberries, fennel, hibiscus, orange peel, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and calendula. A fully balanced blend with hints of lemon.
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Picture this: you’re sprawled out on a patio with a floppy hat, a book in one hand, and a sweet black tea in the other. But there’s a twist—an orange twist and a plot twist—your sweet tea is spiked with a healthy dose of smokey bourbon. This blissful summer drink has a ton of full bodied flavour like sweet black tea, fresh mint, tangy orange rounds, and the richness of bourbon. Definitely invite friends over and bring out a pitcher of this drink as soon as the sun comes out and the patio is open.
Savoury and sweet – this blend is a perfect balance of bright, fresh Ceylon black tea, and warm, creamy coconut! A taste of the tropics - perfect as (or with) an afternoon treat.