Creative Twist On A Gin & Tonic – G’nT(ea)!

IT’S TEA COCKTAIL O’CLOCK

Gin and Tonic Tea Cocktail One Drink A Day

We’ve been so very fortunate this year to collaborate with Brisbane based Drink Stylist extraordinaire, “One Drink A Day” (Oh the joys of meeting new friends on social media!). We first “met” Heebs on Instagram and since then we’ve been absolutely amazed by his incredible drink creations. His artistry is simply mind blowing and we’ve been honoured to have him use some of our loose leaf tea blends in his cocktails. (We’re very tempted to try recreating some of his recipes but haven’t quite worked up the courage yet, fearing an epic fail..!)

One of the many reasons we love tea so much is it’s versatility. There are so many variations, flavours and uses that there is literally a tea or herbal tisane for every mood and every occasion. Enter Heebs. Who else would have thought to combine Jasmine Buddhas Tears into a cocktail? Or our Apple Cinnamon herbal blend for that matter.

Most recently, our Berry Delicious fruit blend featured in a delicious Gin ‘n Tonic recipe on One Drink  A Day’s blog and it worked a treat!

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Tea Cocktails – The Best Of Both Worlds

Green Paradise Vodka Fizz —  Collaboration with Teatini

You all know how much we love tea.

We’ve baked using tea, made scones, smoothies and chia pudding using Japanese Matcha Green Tea, we’ve even experimented with slow cooked Silverside using our herbal ayurvedic blend, Tulsi Detox.

As creative as we’ve tried to be with our tea love, one thing we had never even considered making was….. TEA COCKTAILS! Why had we not thought of this??

One of the many benefits of engaging on social media is encountering lovely like-minded people who love sharing their gifts and talents. Imagine how excited we were when we met the delightful girls from Teatini on Instagram! These lovely sisters from Sydney hand craft cocktail creations to combine their two loves – tea and cocktails. By infusing loose leaf tea into their recipes they’ve managed to produce beautiful and unique cocktail ideas which are well worth a try! Their IG gallery truly is a sight to behold

We’ve been very excited to have Teatini use our Green Paradise green tea blend to create yet another cocktail to get the taste buds tingling. Here’s the recipe courtesy of the girls, why not give it a try?!

GREEN PARADISE VODKA FIZZ

The stunning Green Paradise Green Tea Blend blend by QTea Co is such a delicious green blend! This drop will definitely have you daydreaming of getaways to your very own island paradise. With ingredients of green tea, marigold petals, safflowers, jasmine flowers, hibiscus, with lychee and mango flavours, it is the perfect summer cooler in a vodka fizz style cocktail.

Ingredients:

45mL Green Paradise tea infused vodka

15mL Elderflower Liqueur

15mL fresh lemon juice

Soda water to top

Method:

Infuse 1 tsp Green Paradise/50mL vodka, 45 mins, fine strain (noting that you’ll loose 5mL vodka through the direct infusion process)

Stir tea-infused vodka with Elderflower Liqueur and lemon juice in a highball glass with ice, top with soda water.

 

Source: Green Paradise Vodka Fizz — Teatini

Matcha Scones with Jam & Cream

Scones, Or Scons?

Matcha Scones

According to Webster’s Dictionary, scones are said to have originated in Scotland in the 1500’s. In fact the Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word originally came into use in 1513. There are two differing pronunciations for the word – “scon” (rhymes with “gone) and “scone” (ryhmes with “phone”). In British English the two variations are used according to both regional and class associations, but in general terms, the first version is associated with the northern parts of England, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The second version is associated with southern parts of England, America (US English) and Irish natives.

Scones are a standard addition to the traditional Devonshire Tea and are generally served with jam and cream. A little sweetener is sometimes added and this can also be in the form of currants, sultanas, raisins or dates. Scones can also be served as a savoury treat, with either cheese or potato added.

Easy Matcha Scone Recipe

For our scones, we decided to shake it up a little and take a less traditional approach by adding some QTea Matcha Green Tea Powder. The irony is that Matcha is absolutely packed with health benefits and is known as a superfood, but we chose to serve our scones with more than modest lashings of strawberry jam and cream.. Oh well.. we did also add some fresh strawberries for additional goodness..!

To read more about the health benefits of Matcha click here

Our ingredients:

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