Jamaican Rum 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
Jamaican Rum Fruit Tisane is a scrumptious collection of fruit pieces, whole berries and, in particular, pineapple flakes. The combination creates a taste reminiscent of Jamaican Rum. This Tea brings to life the spirit of the Caribbean with every sip - but without the alcohol!
Avoid unpleasant hangovers with our Jamaican Rum Iced Fruit Tisane while also enjoying much of the same flavour. Experience a soulful infusion well-suited to days out in the garden with the sun shining high. What more could you want from your summer?
What Does 'Tisane' Mean?
A Tisane is a beverage that does not contain leaves from the Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant. This means that infusions like Herbal Tea and Fruit Tea are not technically "Teas" in the conventional sense. The name "Tea", however, has stuck.
Tisanes most commonly do not contain caffeine because of the absence of Tea leaves. Our Jamaican Rum Iced Tea is one such example. Because of this, many people who are sensitive to caffeine or who are pregnant choose to drink Tisanes.
The name "Tisane" has mysterious origins. Some suggest it comes from the Greek Word "ptisanē", which refers to a drink made from the crushed grains of pearl barley. Another theory suggests that it comes from two French words, "Thé" ("Tea") and "Sans" ("Without"). The word "Thé", spelt phonetically, is "Ti". Put the two together and add an "e" and one has "Tisane".
What is Iced Tea?
Iced Tea is exactly what the name suggests: a Tea cooled using ice. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as people branch away from traditional Tea consumption. Though hot Tea drinks still reign supreme, Iced Teas have started to take the world by storm.
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, he decided to pour ice over his Tea samples. It proved a tremendous success. Indeed, it eventually gave rise to exceptional brews such as our very own Jamaican Rum Iced Fruit Tisane.
Type of Tea: Fruit Tisane.
Ingredients: Pineapple flakes, raspberries, freeze-dried strawberry pieces, hibiscus blossom, blackberries, blackcurrants, elderberries, rosehip peel and all-natural flavouring.
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: This beverage tastes best served without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Tart but sweet, flavoursome but not overpowering, our Jamaican Rum Tea has acquired its name for a reason: it tastes like a wonderfully fruity rum!
Colour in Cup: Deep red liquor, dark in tone.
Health Benefits of Jamaican Rum Iced Fruit Tisane
Contrary to popular belief, Fruit Tisanes do, indeed, have health benefits. However, it very much depends on one's perspective. From where we stand, Jamaican Rum Fruit Tisane is an excellent alternative to more sugary beverages such as fizzy soft drinks. Best of all, this comes without compromising on flavour.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin