Fruity Purple Tea Rosé Cocktail

Oh rosé, how we love you so. And apparently so does the rest of the world! Rosé is getting some serious attention lately. Ever tried Frosé? Rosé sorbet? Rosé gummy bears? Yeah, for real. Go out and get yourself some, they’re delicious. We’ll wait…

This Fruity Purple Tea Rosé Cocktail is a fun spin on all of this rosé madness. It includes our Purple Leaf Tea so not only is it delicious, but it also provides the benefits of Purple Tea. We’re sure you’ve heard us rattle off the benefits of Purple Tea at this point, we can’t help ourselves – it’s just so amazing! So if you want to learn more check out this blog post.

Fruity Purple Tea Cocktail

We had no idea how much we would LOVE the pairing of lime, orange and lemon with our Purple Leaf Tea! Of course, we normally add a squeeze of lemon in our Purple Tea (it’s delicious and turns the tea a vibrant pink colour), but, the addition of more citrus fruits is unreal. It pairs so well with the plum and fresh spring green notes that come from Purple Leaf Tea. Of course, the vodka and rosé doesn’t hurt as well 😉

This recipe is another easy one, it’s so simple to put together! Make a big batch of this and throw it in a pitcher to enjoy with friends while soaking up the sunshine.

Fruity Purple Tea Cocktail

Servings: 3

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

4 teaspoons (or 4 tea bags) of our Purple Leaf Tea
3 cups boiling water
a bottle of sparkling rosé
75ml vodka
Honey – to taste
Lemon juice – to taste
Ice cubes
2-3 orange slices
2 slices of lime

Instructions:

  1. Pour the boiling water over the 4 teaspoons of Purple Leaf Tea and leave to steep for 10 minutes. after 10 minutes, add honey and lemon juice to taste and place in the fridge until cool.
  2. In glasses, pour a 25ml shot of vodka in each. Fill the glasses with cold tea until they are about half full.
  3. Top up the glasses with sparkling rosé and add ice cubes.
  4. Garnish with fruit slices and enjoy!

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Fruity Purple Tea Cocktail

Purple Rain Popsicles

Is there anything better than pulling an ice-cold popsicle out of the freezer on a hot summer day? Yes, pulling out an Iced Tea popsicle!

It comes as no surprise that our best selling Purple Rain is ALSO delicious in popsicle form. This blend is bright and tropical and filled with juicy passion fruit, sweet lemongrass, crisp apple, and a hint of hibiscus. So good.

We also love how versatile these are. You can play around with this super simple recipe to fit your taste by adding in some fresh juice, fresh fruit (fresh berries would be delicious 🤤) or tweaking the amount of sweetener.

Purple Rain Popsicles

And since it includes Purple Tea it is packed with health benefits. Purple Tea contains anthocyanins, a ‘super’ antioxidant that has been shown to lower cholesterol, improve immune health, and help as an anti-inflammatory. If you want to learn more about the benefits of anthocyanins check out our blog post on the benefits of Purple Tea. Healthy popsicles that also taste good!? Sign us up.

Purple Rain Popsicles

Servings: Makes 10 individual 3-ounce ice pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

10 teaspoons of Purple Rain
4 cups hot water
Half a lemon
3 teaspoons of sugar (or another sweetener of your choice)

Instructions:

  1. Steep 10 teaspoons of Purple Rain in 4 cups of hot water to make a tea concentrate
  2. Remove tea leaves and squeeze in the lemon
  3. Pour mixture into your popsicle mould and put in your freezer for approx. 2-3 hours depending on your mould
  4. Enjoy!

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Purple Rain Popsicles

 

Iced Tea Lemonade Mojitos

Ahhh summertime… sunburns, sandy toes and permission to declare it happy hour any time of the day. Whether you’re at the lake, lounging at the beach or dining al fresco, this cocktail has you covered.

The name “Iced Tea Lemonade Mojito” may sound daunting and complicated but it only takes a handful of ingredients and less than 10 minutes to make. You’ll have your feet up sipping on this tasty cocktail in no time, we promise!

This recipe pairs three of our favourite summertime things: iced tea, lemonade and mojitos! It’s so much better than any of those premade hard iced teas or lemonades you can buy at the liquor store. It’s full of fresh and delicious ingredients, and our Mt. Kenya Black tea gives it an extra oomph of real tea flavour (and a slight hit of caffeine).

Servings: 2

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 cups of Classic Iced Tea – find the recipe here (we recommend using Mt. Kenya Black)
1 lemon
10-12 fresh mint leaves
Ice
4oz vodka*
1 cup lemonade

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Classic Iced Tea and set aside.
  2. Squeeze each half of the lemon into two glasses.
  3. Add 5-6 fresh mint leaves to each glass and muddle with a wooden spoon.
  4. Fill glasses with ice and add 2oz of vodka to each cup.
  5. Add 1 cup of the classic iced tea to each of the cups.
  6. Top up with a 1/2 cup of lemonade in each glass.
  7. Stir to combine and garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices.

*We use vodka in this recipe but we’re sure rum would also be delicious. Skip the vodka if you’d prefer to stir yourself up a mocktail!

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