Fruit Teas

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 made using a wide variety of fruits including pieces of apple, hibiscus, rosehip, strawberry, raspberry, cherry, blueberry and many more. Apple, rosehip and hibiscus are probably the most used components in fruit teas. Hibiscus offers a fruity tart note and a deep red colour, like our Hibiscus Blossoms Tea.

Fruit teas are conventionally made from unprocessed fruits. Our teas contain no artificial flavours and offer only the highest quality ingredients and fruit juice concentrates. 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, 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.

 

 

Key Fruits

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.

 

 

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. So, what are you waiting for? Pour yourself a rainbow of flavours, aromas, and colour with our delicious fruit teas. Check out our full range of delicious Fruit Teas!

 

 

1. Teavelope Copa Cabana Organic Tea Bags

Our organic Copa Cabana tea is a sweet-scented tropical fruit tea infusion which will take you on an exotic journey to Copacabana. The fruitiness of the rosehip, apples, hibiscus, orange and blackberry are expertly blended to create a fruity tea you’ll love. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness. We recommend brewing for 8 - 10 minutes.  

Check out how to create a most tropical iced tea with our fruity tea recipe below!

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-teavelope-copa-cabana/p2214

  

2. Cherry Dreams Loose Leaf Tea

Our Tea of the Month, Cherry Dreams is a truly fruity infusion. With deep cherry flavours and a hint of mint, this refreshing tea contains 20% of cherry pieces and elderberries, blueberries, rosehip, elderflowers, blackberry leaves and cranberry. To counteract the sweetness of the cherries, mint is perfectly blended to ensure ideal flavour in the cup. We recommend brewing Cherry Dreams, and our other fruit teas, for around 8 minutes to get the most out of the fruit tea infusions.  

 

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-cherry-dreams/p2276

 

 

3.Wild Fruits Organic Loose Leaf Tea

Our organic Wild Fruits tea is a summer berry infusion of delicious red fruits. The hibiscus, rosehip, apple, mixed berry leaves, liquorice and raspberry pieces offer a hybrid of tartness thanks to the hibiscus and a summery sweetness of the berries. Wild Fruits can be served hot or cold, and we recommend brewing for around 8 minutes. 

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/wild-fruits-organic/p1538

 

4. Teavelope Red Berries Fruit Tea Bags

One of our best-sellers, Red Berries, is bursting with rich summer berry flavours. The sweet fragrance of ripe berries (raspberry and strawberry) gives this tea the precious fruity flavour that only a sunny summer can bring. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness. We recommend brewing Red Berries for 8 -10 minutes.

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-teavelope-red-berries-fruit-tea/p92

 

5. Rhubarb Cream Loose Leaf Tea

One of our best-sellers, Rhubarb Cream is a heavenly fruity and fresh rhubarb 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. We recommend brewing Red Berries for 8 -10 minutes.

Our customers say -  ''I absolutely love this tea, and have re ordered it . It has the nice tangy flavour of rhubarb, but also the creamy softness. A wonderful mix, and it will not be the last time that I order it!''

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-rhubarb-cream-grannys-garden/p77

 

6. Teavelope Lemon Sky Fruit Tea Bags

Another hugely popular fruit infusion, our Lemon Sky is an explosion of lemony freshness. This tea is lively, invigorating and citrusy with real lemon juice and lemongrass. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness. We recommend brewing Red Berries for 8 -10 minutes.

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-teavelope-lemon-sky-fruit-tea/p93

 

7. Red Fruit Pudding Loose Leaf Tea

Red Fruit Pudding tea will help you to hydrate with full flavour and fun. Ideal for hot or cold brewing, the blend contains real elderberries, hibiscus, currants, blackcurrants and blueberries. The juicy fruit tea infusion is seriously good and reminiscent of homegrown berry compote. We recommend brewing Red Berries for 8 -10 minutes.

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-red-fruit-pudding/p1103

 

8. Passion Fruit Organic Loose Leaf Tea 

Our organic Passion Fruit tea is a fresh and fascinating infusion. Containing olive leaves, lemongrass, apple, mango pieces, papaya, passionflower and marigold petals, it’s exotic, herbaceous and fruity. We recommend brewing Passion Fruit for 4 - 5 minutes.

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/passion-fruit-organic-high-tea-co-loose-leaf-100g/p2173

 

 

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
  • Allow a heaped teaspoon per cup
  • Place your fruit infusion in a tea strainer, infuser or teapot
  • Pour the freshly boiled water over the tea
  • Steep the tea for 8-10 minutes
  • Strain the tea or remove the tea bag
  • Enjoy!

 

 

Copa Cabana Iced Tea Recipe

This is a super easy way of making a delicious Copa Cabana iced tea for everyone to enjoy. 

Serves 2

 

Ingredients 

  • 4 Teavelope Copa Cobana
  • 220ml freshly boiled water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 90ml Peach juice
  • 4 teaspoons coconut Syrup 

Method

  • Boil approx. 220ml of water
  • Brew x4 Teavelope Copa Cobana tea bags for 8-10 minutes
  • Allow to cool
  • Add the peach juice and coconut syrup and stir
  • Finally add the ice cubes & serve with a lemon garnish

 

*TIP*

All of our fruit tea infusions 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, add a dash of gin!

Posted by cup of tea admin
3rd June 2020

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