Let's Get Fruity

Fruit teas are a fantastic substitute for regular caffeinated teas. They can be served hot or cold and are also a great alternative to fruit juices and fizzy drinks, making them a tasty beverage for kids too!

Fruit teas can be delicious, aromatic and colourful, but some are also tasteless, sour and just boring.
So, what makes a fruit tea really tasty?
The simple answer is real fruit.
All of our fruit teas and herbal tea infusions are made with real dried fruit, herbs and spices, but there's a lot more to creating a memorable fruit tea than meets the eye.

 

How is Fruit Tea Made?

Fruit teas are conventionally made from unprocessed fruits. They are naturally sweet but do not have the overpowering sweetness of sugar. Fruit Tea is made by cutting or grating the chosen fruits into small pieces and then drying them. The teas are produced by blending a variety of dried fruits together, and some contain up to ten different ingredients. The skill in blending the mix is to achieve the right balance and the perfect taste experience.

 

Real Fruit

Ingredients are essential when selecting high quality and flavour fruit tea infusions. Fruit teas are made using a wide variety of fruits including pieces of apple, hibiscus, rosehip, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and many more. Often herbs and spices are added to the balance for key taste notes.
Apple, rosehip and hibiscus are probably the most favoured components in fruit teas and act as the baseline and create the all-important balance.

 

Apple 

Dried apple is one of the key ingredients in fruit teas. It acts as a sweet yet tart baseline which works in harmony with almost all other components. Our teas contain real apple pieces which are air dried then blended, creating a flavoursome background.

 

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is yet another key baseline ingredient in many fruit teas. Created from the flower's calyces, when brewed, the infusion omits a deep red colour and a sour cranberry-like flavour. Hibiscus is now being researched, and initial tests suggest that because it is packed with antioxidants, it may lead to lowering of blood pressure, aid in weight loss and had bacteria fighting properties.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosehip

Originating from the rosacea family, rosehips are the little bulbous red fruits that remain after the rosehip bush has finished flowering. Renowned in the countries it grows, it is jampacked full antioxidants with the presence of vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenoids, polyphenols, catechins and other phytochemicals.
The flavour is mild, sweet and aromatic, and works in harmony with other ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caffeine Free

Traditional teas, such as black tea come from the Camellia sinensis plant and naturally contain caffeine. Fruit teas, however, come from the peel, roots, petal or leaves from a wide range of fruits, herbs and spices and are naturally caffeine free. They offer a very different tea tasting experience to traditional teas, which is more aromatic and refreshing.

 

 

Iced Tea & Cold Brews

One of the great features of fruit teas is they can be served hot or cold. During the warmer weather, fruit teas can be used as a fantastic cooler, iced tea and cold brews providing refreshment and flavour. Adding fresh fruit and ice can create a fantastic summery beverage.

Kids

Fruit teas can be an excellent drink for children as they can experience a wide range of flavours without any added sugar. Fruit teas can replace squash, pop and other sugary drinks and sweetened with honey if necessary.

 

Some Of Our Favourite Fruit Teas

 

Spicy Bee

Our Spicy Bee is a delicious blend of apple pieces, ginger, pineapple pieces, blackthorn berries, blackberry leaves, flavours.
It has a fruity sweetness with a ginger-lemon and honeyed taste.
We recommend brewing for around ten minutes for a fuller flavour, and it is delicious served hot or cold.

Serving Suggestion 1
Iced Tea - Brew Spicy Bee double strength, fill a glass two thirds full, add some large ice cubes and top off with ginger ale.

Serving Suggestion 2
Cocktail - Brew Spicy Bee double strength, and allow too cool entirely. Add rum and ice and a slice of lime.

 

 

 

Rhubarb Cream

A heavenly fruity and fresh rhubarb blend tea rounded off with the delicate sweetness of real bourbon vanilla.
The creamy and sweet rhubarb tea infusion contains rhubarb and apple pieces, hibiscus, rosehip peel, pineapple, mango and papaya bits, with fragrant marigold blossoms.

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Kisses Mint

Our fruity, juicy blend of orange and mint tea is a delicious marriage of fruit and herbs. Incredibly refreshing the tea contains apple and orange pieces, peppermint leaves, orange peel, sweet blackberry leaves and safflower flowers.
Delicious served hot or cold; but if you're drinking hot, allow to cool slightly before taking the first sip, as the process of cooling amplifies the flavours.

 

 

 

 

 

How to Brew Fruit Tea Infusions

One of the most important aspects of brewing fruit teas is giving the brew enough time to infuse. Brewing time is typically 8 to 10 minutes, and please trust us when we say it's worth the wait!
• Boil fresh filtered water
• Place your fruit infusion in a tea strainer, infuser or teapot. Allow a heaped teaspoon per cup.
• Pour the freshly boiled hot water over the tea
• Steep the tea for 8-10 minutes
• Strain the tea
• Serve

All of our fruit tea infusion are delicious served either hot or cold. For a cold brew, leave to cool completely and serve as iced fruit tea with ice and if it's a special occasion, a dash of gin!

 

Posted by Alicja McCarthy
4th June 2019

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