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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.

Monday Mashup: Dragon Rose

On the first semi-cool Texas Monday of the season, we tested out a steaming blend of our premium organic White Rose and Dragon Phoenix Zhi teas to create a flowery flavor that was light and refreshing – a good mix as a hot tea for early Autumn. At a 1:1 ratio, the florals in both teas complemented each other perfectly and resulted in a subtle taste and invigorating aroma.

Delicate, smooth, mild, and always satisfying, this blend is great for anyone who loves floral tea. Even if florals are not your go-to, the pronounced Oothu Estate white tea base of the White Rose tea and the highest grade organic Jasmine Pearls that comprise our Dragon Phoenix tea keep the florals from becoming overwhelming.

If you’ve been blending together Zhi teas, let us know how your experiments have gone, or request a review of a mix you’ve been curious about. We’re always open to new ideas for Monday Mashups and are happy to try any interesting combo!