Teas, Infusions & Ice Teas make for best companions. There’s hardly any activity that you love & enjoy for your leisure times, that may not pair well with the beloved beverage of Tea. Reading, shopping, binging on shows, chilling with friends, working out, travelling, cleaning up, cooking, working, conferences, winding down, paintings, watching the sun rise, listening to music. Ice brews in particular are perfect mates for hot summer activities or sweaty activities, maybe activities that heat you up mentally! All in all, there’s a tea for every occasion. Here is our take on what activities you can undertake with a sipper full of iced tea:
As the summer season approaches in India, the heat can be unbearable, and staying cool can be a challenge. While there are many ways to keep cool during the hot summer months, one of the best ways is by enjoying a refreshing glass of mint ice tea. Mint is known for its cooling properties and can be the perfect addition to any summer drink.
Mint has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for various ailments, including indigestion, headaches, and even the common cold. It’s no surprise that mint is a popular ingredient in many summer drinks, including ice teas, lemonades, and cocktails. But what exactly makes mint so refreshing and cooling?
Scathing heat waves, sweat and perennial squirm. Summer is here. Life seems like an endless road in the middle of a thirsty desert. You need something to hold onto through this torturous time; something that cab give solace to the gentle soul.
Cold water? Err… not much comforting. Cold latte? Too much caffeine. Sleepless nights. How about a very long glass of Ice Brew?
Ice Brew!!! There is something in the name. That feels like a respite in scorching summer. But wait a minute. Is it something hot steeped and then cooled? No. Not at all. Rather it’s cold brewed; and served on the rocks.
Wow. That would be really soul freshening; especially on a summer afternoon or just after sun down.
Yes. Undoubtedly. For the first time in India, TE-A-ME is offering the range of, one and only kind, ice brew drink. A delicious, all-natural and super-healthy blend of fruits, herbs and all the good things in every sip. No boiling water. No steeping herbs. No mixing with ice to cool down. No added sugar. No artificial color.
It’s simple to make and super cool to have.
- Place the bag in a glass of water
- Pour ice and stir well
- Keep it for 5 minutes
- Voila! Enjoy
Get you Ice Brew bags today. Choose from the nerve-soothing flavours:
Lychee – The iced rush of fresh lychees is all you need for the summer afternoon by the pool.
Wild berry – Taste the smooth romance of summer strawberries and ripe raspberries blended with crushed ice. Made for your sunny days.
Lemon – Warm summer evenings? Lose yourself in zesty, lemony delicious dipped in ice. Freshness awaits in every sip you take.
Mint Green – This iced blend gives you the sharp zest of icy mint any time of the day. The best part? It’s balanced with calming green tea.
Peach – It’s the smooth satisfaction of fresh peaches blended with the bold flavour of black iced tea.
And gift yourself the best thing in this summer.
In a couple of months, we’ll be well into the winter season. And that’s when we start craving warm, comforting drinks. Winter is also the time when we are prone to catch cold and flu. The apple cinnamon infusion, as the name suggests, combines the fruity flavour of apples with a hint of spicy cinnamon. You can serve this drink on any occasion and at any time of the day – morning, afternoon, or bedtime. Plus, it’s a healthy concoction that’s great for sore throats and can also soothe your winter blues.
But that’s not all — you can also use Apple Cinnamon Infusion to make wonderful mocktails that are great all year round!
Today, we’re sharing with you a few amazing Apple Cinnamon Infusion-based recipes that are delicious and perfect for parties and get-togethers.
Make a Warm Cuppa in Minutes
This is a basic recipe of making apple cinnamon infusion, which takes hardly a few minutes to prepare and the ingredients are easily available in your kitchen. So let’s get started.
Things you will need to serve two people:
- Water- 500 ml
- Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion – 2 bags
- Lemon- 1, thinly sliced
- Sugar or honey – according to your taste
- 3-4 thin wedges of an apple for garnishing (optional)
Take water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Place the infusion bags in individual cups. After the water boils, turn off the flame and pour it into the cups. Let the bags steep in the hot water for around 3-5 minutes. During this time, the water will be infused with the flavours of apple and cinnamon.
After the infusion bags have steeped well, take them out. Add a few drops of lemon juice to each cup. Add sugar or honey, as per your taste. If you are watching your health, substitute sugar with honey.
If you wish, you can garnish the drink with 1-2 apple wedges before serving.
That’s it, your tasty Apple Cinnamon infusion is now ready to be served.
Bourbon Apple Cinnamon Cocktail
This cocktail recipe will serve two people and can be a great addition to your parties. Here’s what you’ll need:
- A 1-inch piece of fresh ginger
- 2 bags of Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion
- 1 shot of bourbon
- Honey or sugar – to taste
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- Ground cinnamon/sugar for rimming glass
- Apple juliennes for garnishing (Optional)
The first step is to prep the glass in which you’ll serve the drink. For this, you need to peel the ginger and rub it onto the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip glass rim in a cinnamon/sugar mixture and keep inside your fridge until needed.
Brew two cups of Apple Cinnamon infusion and set aside to cool.
Now, crush the piece of ginger and extract its juice in a glass. Stir well with some crushed ice to release the ginger flavor. To this, add the Apple Cinnamon infusion, bourbon, honey/sugar, and lemon juice.
Shake well and serve immediately or you can also make it ahead of a party and store in your fridge.
Take out the cocktail glasses from the fridge right before serving. Layer 1/4th of the glass with more crushed ice. Pour the mixture into the glasses. You can garnish with julienned apples if you want.
Fizzy Apple Cinnamon Punch
This tasty kid-friendly version of a non-alcoholic punch will have even adults asking for more. Here’s what you’ll need to rustle up one big jar of this drink:
- 4 bags of Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion
- 2 3-inch sticks of cinnamon
- 750 ml of club soda
- Freshly squeezed juice of 2 lemons
- Honey or sugar to sweeten
- A sprig of fresh mint leaves for garnishing (optional)
Place Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion bags and cinnamon sticks in a pot and fill with 2 cups of boiling water. Let the mix brew for 10-15 minutes. Remove the infusion bags and cinnamon sticks and set the brew aside in the refrigerator to chill.
In a big jar, combine club soda, infusion mix, and lemon juice. Add honey or sugar to taste. Stir gently and serve immediately with crushed ice. Garnish with mint leaves, if desired.
Orange-Lemon-Apple Infusion Mocktail
A refreshing sweet, fruity, and citrusy mocktail that you can make in less than 20 minutes. For this delightful concoction, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 4 bags of Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of chilled apple juice
- 3 cups of fresh orange juice
- 3 cups of chilled lemonade
- Honey or sugar to sweeten
- Lemon wedges, apple slices and mint leaves for garnishing
Brew 4 bags of Te-A-Me Apple Cinnamon Infusion in 4 cups of boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Remove the infusion bags and set the brew aside to cool completely.
In a big jar, combine apple juice, fresh orange juice, lemonade, and infusion mix. Add honey or sugar to taste. Stir gently and pour over ice in a cocktail glass. Serve immediately garnished with lemon wedges, apple slices, and mint leaves.