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!

Continue reading

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

Tea Pairing Tips

Tea pairing, Food pairing, Cooking with tea, Herbal tea, Organic tea, Buy tea, Tea online, QT Tea Co, Shop tea

Tea pairing, Food pairing, Cooking with tea, Loose leaf tea, Herbal tea, Organic tea, Buy tea, Online tea, QT Tea CoTea + Food                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Tea pairing, Food pairing, Cooking with tea, Herbal tea, Organic tea, Buy tea online, Shop tea, QT Tea Co

HAVE YOU HEARD OF TEA PAIRING?                                                                                                                                   

A growing number of restaurants around the world now not only have a Sommelier (Wine Waiter) but also a Tea Pairing Waiter, with a full selection of tea on their menu to accompany any meal. More and more restaurants/chefs are recognising the benefits of pairing tea with food.

We’ve prepared the infographics above to show how easy it can be, by pairing some of our delicious tea with various food suggestions to help inspire your creativity in the kitchen – the possiblities are endless..!

And there’s more…. Continue reading