I completely forgot this adventure in tea! I just found the pictures on my phone
So a new container tea shop opened in Bristol this year and it serves bubble tea! I love this weird tea with tapioca pearls. It was a lovely sunny day so it was perfect for an iced bubble tea.
I went for the matcha iced tea. It was basically a matcha latte with bubbles. I loved it! They even had the japanese tops that get heated onto the cup after the drink is made. Then you get the thick straw that the bubbles can go up. Bubble tea makes me happy. My sister also tried one, a hot black tea with bubbles, which was sweeter than I would have liked, but also good.
What I also loved about this place was the simplicity, but coolness about it. It’s a shipping container that has been kitted out to be a small cafe. They have enough room that if it was raining a few groups could sit inside under cover. They also had lots of blocks or old tea crates as stalls to sit on.
I also loved the art work inside – simple but effective.I am getting more and more tempted to move to Bristol in a couple of years. I love so many things in the city, that it makes sense.
Last one (for now) of my tea cocktails and this was a surprise favourite after yesterdays super fruity G&T.
teapigs kindly sent me a range of teas and lemongrass is one I had tried before, but wasn’t a fan of as a hot tea, so thought about other ways to use it that would allow the lemongrass flavour to come across, but not overpower it. So I went with adding Italian limoncello!
So I made it into a alcoholic lemonade. This turned out to be super refreshing and tasting, with a kick from the limoncello and lemongrass.
Take a measure of cold lemincello and add tonic and ice to a tall glass. Brew the lemongrass tea as we’ve done before with just enough hot water to cover the tea and leave for at least 3 minutes. Once brewed at the tall glass and stir. Squeeze at least a quarter of a lemon into the glass (I used half for extra kick) and any more ice you want and enjoy!I loved this turned into cloudy lemonade shade of yellow. This is going to become a staple in my summer cocktail list and I cannot wait to try it on my sister, who went to Italy with me where I got the limoncello! This could probably be made in a larger batch to put into a jug or serving bowl. I’m thinking of a BBQ drink
That’s it for my week of tea cocktails, but I think I will try more ideas over the summer to share. I have a few different teapigs left that I haven’t used so will save them to experiment with
I’ve got this one and another one for you tomorrow in my adventures in tea cocktails – today featuring the teapigs super fruit tea!
I’m a fan of this tea already, so was super happy to receive it from teapigs to make cocktails. This a great hot or cold as a tea, so I decided to got for a simple, yet amazing cocktail – the super fruity G&T!
I love a good G&T, but they can get a bit boring just using tonic and lemon. I like to add red apple or try other fruit, but this is a great way to add flavour, without the added calories of fruit juice or syrups.
So grab your favourite gin and add it to ice and tonic. Brew the tea in another glass using enough water to cover the bag and leave for at least 3 minutes to get the flavour, longer for stronger. The pour in the gin, tonic and ice mix and stir. Add more ice if it’s melted and enjoy relaxing in the sun!
I also suggest funky shaped ice cubes. I went for star ones and a sparkly straw – felt like summer!
Today is a different type of cocktail. More a winter one, then for for summer, but worth it!
Today uses the teapigs Chilli Chai tea. A lovely warming tea, with an added kick from chilli. I decided to make a London Fog as I remember trying this while in Canada last year and really enjoyed it.
You need to make the tea using boiling water, enough to cover the tea bag and brew it for 3 minutes or longer if you like it strong. Then add some vanilla syrup (I used vanilla syrup for coffee) and vodka (I used a fig flavoured version as it’s as close to vanilla as I had). The steam (or heat up milk) to pour over the mix and there you go – a Chilli London Fog!
This is a nice evening cocktail or alcoholic tea latte or anytime you need warming up with a kick.
Hope you’re enjoying a bit of a different week! If you have any questions do ask as I’m more than happy to answer
This is the second in my teapigs cocktail week, today using the Liquorice and Peppermint teapig.
To make this I brewed the tea using just enough boiling water to cover the bag and let it brew for 3 minutes. I then used add it to cold tonic water and ice. Finally I added pisco, which I got from Peru!
It turned into a nice long drink, that I would make again, but using a different tea as I’m not a fan of liquorice. I think this would work well with a bitter lemon or maybe even the pisco sour mix you can get to make the peruvian drink.So this is not my favourite of the week, but worth trying and something I will adapt and try again at some point!