When we were on holiday in Turkey last year, Pierre drank gallons of cold fruit tea. He'd go and help himself to an apple flavoured fruit tea bag, fill his cup with cold water and come back to the table in the restaurant with it. Several of the waiters intercepted him, convinced that he'd meant to use hot water, and looked bemused when we said he wanted it cold !
I therefore chuckled when Teapigs asked us if we'd like to try out their summery iced tea recipe, using their Super Fruit tea pyramids :
Teapigs on ice
Serves 1 (single glass) or 4 (1 litre jug)
● 1-4 teapigs tea temples
● 250ml / 1lt water
● Fruit to garnish
● Agave syrup (optional)
How to make:
You can make your iced tea in a glass or jug for sharing:
1. Take 1 tea temple per glass or 4 tea temples for a 1 litre jug
2. Add freshly boiled water so that it just covers the tea temples (about an inch high)
3. Brew for 5 minutes
4. Top with cold water and ice
5. Add some fresh fruit for extra flavour. Lemons and limes go well with traditional teas and red berries and passion fruit taste amazing with the fruit and herbal teas
We used four pyramids and it made a lovely strong flavoured and coloured drink. The Madhouse kids loved the fruity flavour but did want to add a spoonful of sugar to sweeten it - it's still healthier than the sugar-packed commercial brands though.
This would be great with added fruit but, as we were winding down all the fresh ingredients in the house before heading off on holiday, the fruit bowl was uncharacteristically empty !
Teapigs have another surprising recipe for a refreshing summery drink using their teas : Teashakes !
● 2 or 3 teapigs tea temples (depending on how strong you like your flavour!)
● 100ml water
● 2-3 scoops good quality vanilla ice cream
How to make:
1. Pop your tea temples in to a cup
2. Add 100ml of freshly boiled water
3. Leave to brew for 10-15 minutes (depending on how punchy you like them)
4. Once brewed, remove the tea temples and pour the liquid in to a blender
5. Add 3-4 scoops of good quality vanilla ice-cream
6. Add a little skimmed or semi skimmed milk if the mixture is too thick
7. Blend, drink, smile
Sounds interesting !
for more information and recipes : https://www.teapigs.co.uk/
Disclosure : We received some tea in order to try out the recipe.