Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea
Using 2tsp of tea per person, cover leaves with hot water and top up with cold water and ice. Add fresh fruit to garnish
This blend of berries is one of our best-sellers! It boasts a rich and full-bodied flavour and an aromatic depth rarely found in Fruit Teas. Its ingredients include sultanas, hibiscus flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants and elderberries. Combined, they make an infusion like no other. Combined, they make our Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea.
As the name likely suggests, this Tea suits days out in the garden while lounging in a sun chair. However, it doesn't have to be the middle of summer for one to enjoy our Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea. In fact, one can enjoy it year-round!
Iced Tea - All You Need To Know
Much of the history of Iced Fruit Tea is an American one. In 1773, disgruntled colonists dumped 343 chests of Tea into the Boston Harbor in protest of Britain's high tax on Tea importation. It was one of the sparks that lead to the American Revolution (1775-1783), and ultimately, the birth of a nation.
Before becoming The United States of America, however, the Patriots began drinking Fruit and Herbal Teas in the absence of so-called 'real' Tea. They would collect whatever ingredients were readily available, which no doubt meant a beverage similar to that of Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea.
Throughout the early 19th Century, Iced Teas existed in the shadows. These brews were mostly confined to households with secret family recipes. A few English and American cookbooks from the 1800s refer to Iced Teas, most of which used Green Tea as the base ingredient as well as hard liquor!
An American named Richard Blechynden popularised Iced Tea at the 1904 World's Fair 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.
Blechynden, a Tea plantation owner and vendor, began by offering samples of hot Tea. However, his efforts proved unsuccessful when no one came near his stall. In a moment of desperation, he decided to pour ice over the Tea as an incentive to those flailing in the heat. Suffice to say, it worked! And eventually, it gave rise to beverages like our very own Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea.
Type of Tea: Fruit Tisane.
Ingredients: Sultanas, Hibiscus Flowers, Blueberries, Blackcurrants, Elderberries and Natural Flavourings.
Brewing Instructions: Using 2 tsp per person, pour in freshly boiled water so that it just covers the Tea, then brew for 8-10 minutes. Strain the leaves and top up with cold water and ice cubes with any personal additions and decoration.
How to Serve: If you prefer a sweeter Iced Tea then we suggest adding sugar or honey when adding the boiling water.
Tasting Notes: A fresh mixture of berry notes with a slight hibiscus tang.
Colour in Cup: Purple liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea
Can relaxing help you to lose weight? According to a recent study, it's a possibility! Research suggests that chronic stress disrupts sleep and blood sugar levels. This then leads to increased hunger and combating eating.
Eventually, side effects like these escalate, leading to further disrupted sleep, even higher levels of stress and even more disrupted blood sugars. In time, this doesn't just cause unhealthy levels of body fat but also increases the risk of type-2 diabetes. Stopping stress at the source is the potential answer. And what could be more relaxing than a cup of Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea?
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin