Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
No British summer is without a bowl of strawberries of cream. Why not go one step further with our Strawberry and Cream Tea? This is a delightfully refreshing and indulgent Fruit Tisane.
It contains strawberry pieces, apple, rosehips, currants, hibiscus flowers and natural flavouring. These heavenly ingredients combined are as 'British' in flavour as cucumber sandwiches and, of course, Tea!
But unlike so-called 'regular' Tea, our Strawberry and Cream Tea is entirely caffeine-free. This makes it an excellent alternative for those who're caffeine sensitive, pregnant, or indeed for those who're simply looking to cut down.
Better still, it is low in calories and sugar, which makes it an equally excellent alternative to soft or fizzy drinks. One can enjoy it as a steaming hot beverage, or as a cooling Iced Tea. The choice is yours!
About Fruit Tea
People brewed fruits and nuts as beverages long before the discovery of 'actual' Tea leaves. However, one of the most notable moments in the history of Fruit Tea is not British, but American. In 1773, disgruntled colonists from Massachusetts dumped 242 chests of Tea into the Boston Harbor.
Years later, this infamous act of protest against British Tea taxes played a significant role in kick-starting the American Revolution (1775-1783).
During the war for independence, British blockades saw Tea stocks dwindle in the American colonies. The soon-to-be US citizens, as an alternative, started brewing up herbs and fruits. These beverages became known as "Freedom Teas".
How to Brew Strawberry and Cream Tea
Type of Tea: Fruit Tisane.
Ingredients: Strawberry pieces, apple pieces, rosehips, currants, hibiscus flowers and natural flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: No accompaniments required.
Tasting Notes: The first sip of this Tea has a refined tart quality brought out by the hibiscus. This is followed by the sweetness of strawberries and a creamy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Red liquor, dark in tone.
Benefits of Strawberry and Cream Tea
Did you know that chronic stress disrupts our sleep and blood sugar levels? This, in turn, can lead to increased hunger and comforting eating. Ironically, this then leads to even more disrupted sleep and blood sugar levels.
Ultimately, a cruel circle such as this one can not only cause unhealthy levels of body fat but also, very potentially, type-2 diabetes. The answer? Stop stress at the source by finding time to relax on the sofa with your favourite cup of Strawberry and Cream Tea!
Health PointsHeart, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin