Apple Viennese Iced Fruit Tisane
Using 2tsp of tea per person, cover leaves with hot water and top up with cold water and ice. Add fresh fruit to garnish
It’s not summer without an Iced Tea to hand! And what better Tea than our Apple Viennese Iced Tea? This Iced Tea is full in flavour, low in calories and entirely caffeine free. Its ingredients include apple pieces, rosehip, hibiscus, currants, almonds, clove oil, cinnamon and all-natural flavouring.
Nothing is quite like it. And nothing is quite like hosting a BBQ in the garden, among friends, while sharing a cool, refreshing jug of Apple Viennese Iced Tea. It is easy to make and especially easy to enjoy. Best of all, you needn’t limit yourself to indulging with this Tea during the summer as it makes an equally delicious hot brew in the middle of the winter! Regardless of the time of year, our Apple Viennese Iced Tea is superbly rich and powerful in flavour, with notes reminiscent of apple strudel! Enjoy it as it is or, alternatively, add a splash of prosecco!
Adding alcohol? Are you sure? Yes, absolutely! And we wouldn’t be the first ones to suggest it, either. In fact, one of the first known Iced Tea recipes, dated 1839 and from America, reads: “Tea Punch - Make a pint and a half of very strong Tea in the usual manner; strain it, and pour it boiling (hot) on one pound and a quarter of loaf sugar [2½ of white sugar]. Add half a pint of rich sweet cream and then stir in gradually a bottle of claret or of champagne. You may heat it to the boiling point and serve it so, or you may send it round entirely cold, in glass cups”.
Americans during the 19th Century were particularly fond of Iced Tea, which carried into the early 20th Century. In September 1890, a Missouri State Reunion of Ex-Confederate Veterans (servicemen who had fought against the Federal United States of America during the American Civil War) was held in Nevada, Missouri, USA. Fifteen thousand veterans converged on the city of Nevada for a huge meal, one that saw over 11,000 pounds of beef cooked in preparation. The biggest surprise, however, was Iced Tea - 880 gallons of it!
But its popularisation would not come until the 1904 World’s Fair, which was held in St Louis, USA. On the first day of the event, one of the hottest days of the year, more than 200,000 people flooded the city to see the wonders of a new century. Mr Richard Blechynden, a Tea plantation owner and vendor, was offering samples of hot Tea, much to the distaste of many of those attending. No one wanted a hot drink on a hot day. Why would they?
Struggling to hold the attention of would-be customers, Richard Blechynden decided to pour the Tea on ice, a decision that would change the trajectory of his life as well as the Global Tea Industry. Unknowingly, Mr Blechynden had not only popularised Iced Tea-drinking in America but also, eventually, across the world! Iced Tea was here to stay. And over 100 years later, the escapades of Blechynden gave rise to new and fascinating brews, our Apple Viennese Iced Tea being just one of the hundreds if not thousands of Iced Tea blends currently available around the world.
Type of Tea: Fruit Tisane.
Ingredients: Apple Pieces, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Currants, Almond, Clove Oil, Cinnamon and Natural Flavourings.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Apple Viennese Iced Tea is sweet, is bold, is flavoursome. It boasts strong notes of both fruit and cinnamon while leaving a refreshingly spicy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Red-ruby liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Apple Viennese Iced Tea is a fruit tisane, meaning it does not contain any leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant, better known as a “Tea” plant. This means it is entirely caffeine free, making it an excellent choice for those who are caffeine-sensitive as well as those who are pregnant. According to NHS Choices, pregnant women should not exceed 200 mg of caffeine per day, which is the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee. By choosing Apple Viennese Iced Tea, you are getting 0 mg of caffeine, guaranteed!
Health PointsHydration, Refreshing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon
CountryMore Than One Origin