The Cultural Brew-Off: An Era of Fruit Tea Vs Herbal Tea

Fruit & Flower Infusions are up all over the market and we are here to set the record straight: they are AWESOME! An amazing twist to the old fashioned green tea, black tea or iced teas, these caffeine free refreshments are off the charts when it comes to flavoured teas, aroma & style!

Herbal and fruit infusions, also known as Tisanes, are crafted using fresh or dried flowers, fruits, leaves, seeds and roots –  bringing you to your convenience their almost unlimited variety & are almost always caffeine free. 

Fruit & Herbal infusions do not originate from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) but, like tea, they should be brewed with freshly boiled water – TE-A-ME bringing you best of it in the convenience of tea bags. From fruity, minty, flowery, sweet to spicy, fruit & herbal infusions can offer the full range of flavoured teas to suit every taste, every mood and any occasion.

Infusions and tisanes aka herbal teas includes both classic products made from plant parts obtained from a single variety, for instance peppermint or chamomile flowers as well as blends of different herbs, flowers, spices and fruits. In addition, there is a wide range of blends in which natural flavourings have been added, or which are enriched with vitamins & minerals.

The spiced fruity blends may include apple cinnamon and orange ginger – the classic combinations of sweet & spicy. If a bit of tang is what you enjoy, cranberry apple or strawberry cream is a must try. These delicious infusions by TE-A-ME bring not only a cup full of joy & colour but also a kick of vitamin C that makes it the talk-of-the-town.

How can one speak of herbal infusions and forget the classic, ever-so-loved Chamomile Tea?

Chamomile is a daisy like plant which is often used in herb infusions to help induce sleep & relaxation. Traditionally been used for medicinal purpose, Chamomile is one of the most popular single ingredients in herbal teas or tisanes. So grab a batch & relax into a perfect evening with the calming nature of chamomile. 

Down and out due to flu season? Here come herbal teas for the rescue! A beautifully fiery tulsi spice mix and cardamom turmeric infusion by TE-A-ME is sure to evoke memories of homemade kadha but without the hassles of ever so long preparation procedures. Warming, soothing & calming, your nasal tracks are sure to thank you for stacking up on these!

So hop onto the infusion train & add a hint of fruit & spice to your daily cuppa with our Fruit & Flower Infusions and Herbal Infusions. Some in tea bags and some in loose-leaf form – the combination of invigorating tea leaves with natural flavours or the fragrant fruit & flower infusions – they all will swiftly produce a delicious, aromatic yet gentle pick-me-up, just for the tea lover in you!

4 Relaxing Drinks with Peppermint Infusion

If you want to stave off the exhaustions of a long tiring day, peppermint tea is a drink you should try. But you can also prepare some relaxing drinks and mocktails for your parties this season. These will be perfect mood-lifters and healthier alternatives to alcoholic drinks.

Let us share with you some easy-to-make recipes that your guests will love.

Sparkling Lemon Peppermint Cooler

This simple and light drink takes very little time to prepare and can be an easy addition to your party beverages. To make this for 4 servings, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion – 4 bags
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Sugar – to taste
  • ½ cup of peeled and sliced cucumbers
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Some thinly sliced lemon wedges
  • Chilled club soda
  • Extra mint leaves and sliced lemons for garnishing

Steep the Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion tea bags with 2-3 sprigs of mint leaves in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Remove the infusion bags and mint leaves. Let the mixture cool off completely.

Combine thinly sliced cucumber, lemon juice, and lemon wedges with the infusion mix. Allow the concoction to rest in the fridge for at least an hour. You can also make this a day ahead of the party and keep it refrigerated.

Stir in sugar to the chilled mixture until it gets dissolved. Pour over ice in tall glasses and top off with chilled soda and crushed ice. Garnish each glass with some fresh mint leaves and lemon slices.

Peppermint Cranberry Zinger

Bursting with minty and fruity flavours, this sweet and tangy drink is full of antioxidants and nutrients. Bonus? It’s lip-smackingly delicious!

Here’s what you’ll need to make a batch:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of cranberry juice
  • 2 tablespoon cranberry syrup
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Chilled club soda
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves to garnish (optional)

Prepare the Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion brew by adding 4 infusion bags in 4 cups of boiling water. Let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard the infusion bags and set the mixture aside to cool off completely.

In a jar, combine the cooled infusion mix, cranberry juice, apple juice, lemon juice, and cranberry syrup. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least an hour.

Fill 1/3rd of a round cocktail glass with crushed ice. Pour in the chilled drink and top off with chilled soda. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.

Blackberry Peppermint Combo

This lovely drink blends the fresh notes of peppermint with the antioxidant-packed blackberries. Easy to make, this is one of the healthiest drinks you’ll serve your guests.

The ingredients are simple:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1½ cups of fresh blackberries
  • 4 tablespoons of blackberry syrup
  • Sugar, to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish (optional)

Make 4 cups of Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion brew by adding 4 infusion bags in 4 cups of boiling water. Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes. Remove the infusion bags and set the mixture aside to cool off completely.

In a blender jar, combine the cooled infusion, fresh blackberries, and blackberry syrup. Blitz until the blackberries are nice and pulpy. Chill the drink in the fridge for an hour.

Serve with ice cubes and garnished with mint leaves.

Mocktail with Ginger, Honey and Peppermint Infusion

Refreshing and delicious, this mocktail is great for your parties. Thanks to the digestive properties of mint and ginger, this drink is a perfect partner to all those heavy festive meals.

Here’s what you’ll need to rustle up a batch:

  • 4 bags of Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion
  • 4 cups of water
  • 4 tablespoons of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 6 sprigs of mint
  • ½ cup honey
  • Lemon slices
  • More mint leaves
  • Ice cubes

In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add 4 Te-A-Me Peppermint Infusion bags, grated ginger, and mint sprigs. Let the mixture steep for 10 minutes. Remove the infusion bags and strain out the ginger and mint leaves. Keep aside to cool until room temperature, and then move to the fridge and chill for an hour.

Layer a tall cocktail glass with few lemon slices and mint leaves. Lightly crush them together. Pour the chilled tea and serve with ice cubes.

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