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Recipe Box: Zhi’s Sparkling Jasmine Iced Tea

 

Aromatic and subtle, this effervescent iced tea is a luxurious compliment to summer memories.

The recipe below makes a ½ gallon pitcher and can be enjoyed as a mocktail or cocktail.

 

 

 

 

Sparkling Jasmine Iced Tea

5 minutes, makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons dry Jasmine Green Zhi Tea
  • 1 cups steaming water
  • 6 cups sparkling water or sparkling wine
  • ice
  • honey syrup *optional

Teaware:

  • teapot or strainer
  • half gallon pitcher
  • cups

Directions:

1        Fill half gallon pitcher with ice.

2        Steep 4 tbs of dry Jasmine Green Zhi Tea in 1 cup of hot water for 3 minutes.

3        Pour steeped tea into your half gallon pitcher over ice. Stir to chill

4        Add 6 cups of sparkling water or wine to the pitcher of tea.

5        Taste. You can sweeten further using a honey syrup if you like.

6        To make a honey syrup, simply melt 2 parts honey to 1 part hot water.

7         Now, your pitcher of iced tea is complete.

8         Pour over cups filled with ice and enjoy!

9         Garnish with whole strawberries.

Recipe Box: Strawberry Basil White Tea Smash

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Summer is in full swing!

Here at Zhi, we love the season’s fresh fruits and enjoy pairing them with our organic tea.

This beautiful berry infused tea will bliss out every summer get together. Once one sees how easy smashes are to make, they’ll quickly lead your menu planning for all your picnics and pool parties. Promise!

The recipe below makes a ½ gallon pitcher and can be enjoyed as a mocktail or cocktail.

 

Strawberry Basil White Tea Smash

5 minutes, makes 8 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons dry White Pomegranate  Zhi Tea

  • 4 cups hot water

  • 3 cups cold water

  • 1 pint strawberries

  • ¼ cup sugar or agave

  • basil leaves

  • ice

  • 8 oz vodka or gin*optional


Teaware:

  • wooden spoon

  • bowl

  • teapot or strainer

  • half gallon pitcher

  • cups


Directions:

  1. Fill half gallon pitcher with ice.

  2. Steep 4 tbs of dry White Pomegranate Tea in 4 cups of hot water for 3 minutes.

    • Be mindful of water temperature as to not scald the tea.

  3. Pour steeped tea into half gallon pitcher over ice.

  4. Add 3 cups of cold water to the pitcher.

  5. In a seperate bowl, use your wooden spoon to muddle sweetener, 1 cup strawberries, and 12 basil leaves.

  6. Pour strawberry smash into pitcher as well.

  7. Stir to mix.

  8. Taste. You can add more fruit, basil and sweeten further if you like.

  9. If you’d like to make it into a cocktail, add some vodka or gin.

  10. Now, your pitcher of iced tea is complete.

  11. Pour over cups filled with ice and enjoy!

  12. Garnish with strawberry fan.

Recipe Box: “Pretty-in-Pink” Palmer Tea Punch

Show your sweet side by sharing a batch of this pretty pink tea. A romantic adaptation of the popular Arnold Palmer, this punch is ease and elegance.

Even the most casual cook won’t be able to escape Cupid’s culinary arrow this time…there are only 2 ingredients necessary!

Feeling fancy? Consider garnishing your mocktail with bright red hibiscus tea ice cube hearts. You can also use edible flowers! Directions below.
“Pretty-in-Pink” Palmer 
  • Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 teaspoons Zhi’s White Pomegranate tea
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed

Directions

  • In a punch bowl or gallon pitcher, add pink lemonade concentrate and 4 cups cold water. Mix well to dissolve.
  • Make your tea. Take your 12 teaspoons of dry tea leaves and steep in the four cups of hot water. Steep for 3 minutes. (Yes, this is making it a bit strong, but it’s intentional :)
  • Strain out leaves. Chill tea and then add to lemonade.
  • Garnish with strawberry slices, mint leaves or tea ice cubes if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings (12 oz. portions).
Note: To make tea ice cubes and molds, arrange chemical-free edible flowers in a heart or ring mold. Consider using hibiscus tea like Zhi’s Berry Hibiscus or Blood Orange. Steep beforehand according to steeping instructions. Then, when the tea is cool, carefully add enough liquid to partially cover flowers as they rest in their tray. Freeze. Then, add enough water to cover flowers up to your desired level; then, freeze again.

Bewitching Blood Orange Brew

With Halloween a mere five days away and Halloweekend already upon us, it’s high time for a recipe that will tickle your tastebuds and spook your soul!

This autumn, we have created a concoction with our Blood Orange tea and organic pomegranate Italian soda, topped off with a hand-shaped ice block. Our favorite combination blends iced Blood Orange tea to pomegranate Italian soda at a 2:1 ratio. (Read our iced tea instructions online for best practices!)

The resulting beverage is fruity and tart without a hint of artificial flavoring – a welcome change from the usually corn-syrup-crammed holiday! To make enough punch for a crowd, pour a 750ml organic pomegranate Italian soda into a large punch bowl and brew 1500ml of Blood Orange iced tea. Add your tea to the bowl for a bloody delicious mixture! For the icy hand floating about in your cauldron, follow these instructions. This sweet and scary punch is sure to please at your big Halloween bash!

P.S. For the ghoulishly grown-up version, add vodka as you see fit.