A Pearl of a Drink – Chilled Bubble Tea

The Lunar New Year is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with some bubbles? And by bubbles, we mean bubble tea of course! Originally just a frothy beverage created in the 1980s and enjoyed by Taiwanese children after school, this tasty refreshment has now become a global sensation. For those of us […]

Jasmine Tea Sorbet

Fragrant teas make delicious sorbets. You can try this recipe with different teas, including modern fruit infusions and flower varieties, or traditional blends such as Earl Grey. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of Jasmine tea 75g caster sugar Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 an orange Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lime Instructions: Boil 375ml of water, allow […]

Blackcurrant Cranberry Iced Tea with Ginger

Try this amazing iced tea for something a little different – great on a hot summer’s day! Serves 8  Ingredients: 6 cups of water 24 grams of blackcurrant tea 1 tbspn of peeled and minced fresh ginger 6 tbspn of cranberry juice 1/4 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of honey 8 crystallized ginger rounds Instructions: Boil […]

Watermelon Green Iced Tea

Adapted from a recipe by New York chef Robb Garceau Try this amazing and refreshing iced tea recipe – you won’t be disappointed! Ingredients: 4 cups of seedless and cubed watermelon flesh + watermelon balls for garnishing 2 cups of water 4 grams of green tea (can use 2 tea bags instead, if you prefer) 1 […]

Green Tea Gelato

Traditionally Matcha (or Maccha) is used in the Japanese tea ceremony but in more modern times it has become popular in cooking because of its bright green colour. Matcha is made from high grade green tea leaves and goes through quite a labour intensive growing and production process.   This means it’s not the cheapest […]

Sweet Tea with Vodka and Lemonade

This is the adult version of a lovely lemon iced tea! Great for summer entertaining or if you want a non-alcoholic version simply replace the 1/2 cup of vodka with soda water. Ingredients: 3 teaspoons of black tea (can use tea bags if you prefer) 1/2 cup of boiling water 8 fresh mint sprigs 4 […]

Detoxing Tisanes – A Cleansing Cuppa

The time for resolutions has arrived again and with it come the many promises we make to ourselves to live healthier and happier lives. While we have the best intentions, January is the month that will usually make or break us. They say it takes twenty-one days to get into the routine of doing something. However, motivation […]

White Tea – Not Just A Dash of Milk

White tea, what is it? Many people refer to white tea as tea which has milk added to it, but white tea can mean something completely different to that traditional milky cup of tea.   When we talk about white tea, we are referring to the least processed of the different tea styles. White tea takes its […]

Looking After Your Leaves – Tips on Tea Storage

Dedicated tea drinkers will generally invest a fair amount in good quality teas. Therefore it’s a good idea to consider the best way of protecting your favourite loose leaf teas. Well-stored tea will have a longer storage life, prolonging the quality of the leaf for a consistently premium brew. The following are some basic rules […]

Tea Pairings for Christmas Entertaining

Christmas is a time when many of us may overindulge, just a little, on food and drinks. Generally, one of the excesses of Christmas is our unusually higher levels of alcohol consumption. We indulge in bubbly, wine, beer, and even our desserts get smothered in brandy and rum laced sauces or cream! After all, they […]