Following a request from one of our customers, we kick off our recipe stream with an iced tea recipe for our delicious Rosebud Lemonade.
Here we use the simple 'pour over' method; that is, make a traditional hot tea brewed at double strength, which is then cooled in the fridge and then served over ice. This method can be used to make iced brews out of any of our other fruit or herbal teas including our Raspberry & Orange and our Elderflower Punch blends.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
8 heaped tsps Rosebud Lemonade tea
1L 100°C water
Lemon juice and sugar syrup (or honey) to taste
- Steep the Rosebud Lemonade in 100°C water for 5 minutes or more. You can steep for longer to suit your tastes as this blend is purely herbal.
- Strain your brew and place it in the fridge to cool.
- Pour over a glass with some ice cubes and finish with lemon slices, lemon juice and either sugar syrup or honey to taste.
Find our simple sugar syrup recipe here.
It's an exciting week here at Debonair Tea Company HQ – our very first directly sourced tea is finally available to buy!
Darjeeling teas, and particularly the range produced at Glenburn, are absolute favourites of our co-founder and in-house sommelier, Louisa.
The name ‘Darjeeling’ literally means the ‘land of the thunderbolt’. The British acquired the land here in 1835, the first tea seeds were sown in 1839 and following bumper harvests, private growers had more than 2,000 plants growing in the area by 1853. It was not until 1856 that the first commercial tea garden was established.
Given that some of the very finest tea producing regions are seasonal so that the tea plant only grows in warmer temperatures, Spring is a very exciting time in tea production. Indeed, the plucking season in India, China, Japan and even Europe – including England’s Tregothnan tea gardens (pictured) – run from March through to November.
Following harvesting and processing, the very first of the new season’s tea leaves begin to make their way across the world from Asia in time for early summer.
It's been a lot of work behind the scenes but we are proud to finally be unveiling our latest offering - our high quality, Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha!
While we at Debonair Tea Co. enjoy all that the Japanese matcha tea ceremony has to offer, matcha has become quite the superfood darling in recent years and for good reason; it has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea!
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