G & Tea
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! I hope you all had a fun filled festive season and ate lots of fabulous feasts (I know I filled my quota). As I mentioned in my previous post, I took two weeks off work and went down to Tassie for the holidays. Every year I forget just how fantastic Hobart is over the Christmas and New Year period. There’s the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (which was a nail biter this year) and of course the ever popular Taste Festival which had a revamp this year. My favourites this year were the Waji seafood platter and the Spring Vale Pinot Gris. Mmm.
Whilst we are still in January and this does still seem count as the silly season, I thought I’d post a nice summer drink for you to try (and all northern hemisphere readers to bookmark). A few weeks ago I went to the Oriental Tea House with my friend and tried their amazing yum cha. It was washed down with the best iced tea I’ve ever had. Lucky for me they sold all their tea blends in the store so I bought a packet of the Raspberry & Lime fruit tea and brewed a big batch as soon as I got home. Later that evening we had a small impromtu BBQ with a few friends. Someone brought around a bottle of gin which I suggested we try with the iced tea I had chilling in the fridge… the rest is history, the G & Tea was born!
Raspberry & Lime fruit tree from Oriental Tea House.
G & Tea
2 tbsp fruit tea of your choice
1.5 litres boiling water
3 tbsp sugar
1. Pour boiling water over the sugar and stir to dissolve. Let the tea leaves infuse in the boiling water for a few hours or over night. Once the water has cooled slightly, place in the fridge.
2. Once cooled, served with a shot or two of gin, ice, fresh mint and a slice of lemon.