Category Archives: Iced Tea

Casey’s Spiced Iced Hibiscus Tea Syrup

This deliciously versatile recipe is courtesy of one of our own: Casey, from The Tea Centre Canberra. This sweet and subtly spiced syrup can be used in all kinds of ways. Drizzle over ice cream or frozen yoghurt for a delectable dessert. Put a few tablespoons into your favourite cocktail for a Caribbean twist. Or […]

Sparkling Raspberry & Lime Iced Rooibos Tea

Rooibos is very high in antioxidants and is also caffeine free – so can be shared and enjoyed by all the family! Be warned, this recipe serves 2 but I would suggest doubling, tripling or quadrupling it, as you’ll need enough for the whole family and you won’t be able to stop at just 1 […]

Milky Oolong makes a comeback

We first introduced our milky oolong as our July, 2015 TEAser and due to the overwhelming feedback, we’ve decided to temporarily bring it back again. For those of you who missed out last time, here’s your chance to see what all the fuss was about…  For a while now we have had many a tea […]

Strawberry Cream Tea and Lychee Frappé

Exceptionally cooling and summery, the sweetness of the fruit will help in accentuating the flavours of the tea. Ingredients:  3 tbsp Strawberry Cream black tea blend 240mL water, heated to 85°C 8 lychees (canned is ok if you can’t get fresh ones) 8 strawberries Ice cubes 125mL coconut cream, whipped Method: Place the tea leaves […]

Maccha Mint Iced Tea

For a refreshing iced tea why not try this lovely Maccha Mint recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups filtered water 2 teaspoons Maccha green tea powder 2 cups crushed ice 1 lime, sliced handfuls of mint optional: honey or cane sugar (or minty simple syrup, see notes below) Instructions: Using a cocktail shaker (or a large jar […]

Banana and Maccha Green Tea Smoothie

A lot of us don’t mind a smoothie to get us going in the morning but how about getting your breakfast and caffeine fix all in one with this Banana and Maccha Green Tea Smoothie. Ingredient: 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Maccha green tea powder 2 tablespoons (30 ml) hot water 1 ripe banana, cut into […]

Tea Brewing Tips

How much tea should I use? Generally to make 1 standard cup (200ml) of tea use approximately 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of tea. This can vary with each individual cup size and the actual leaf size can have some influence on how much tea is used. Tea brewing is a very personal thing and there is no exact […]

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 […]

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 […]