SUMMER ICED TEAS: THEIR PREPARATION AND HEALING PROPERTIES
We have created five incredibly scented teas and a tisane to make you feel the spirit of summer at the first sip. Above all our teas are 100% natural with no added sugar, preservatives or colouring; something you will not find in supermarket produced iced teas.
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Iced tea’s properties
All Babingtons deliciously varied iced teas make for a great ally to win over the heat of summer. Our ingredients of leaves, fruits, flowers and spices will rehydrate your body, quench your thirst and are super healthy without sugar. This is great not only for the figure but for your overall good health. According to experts sugary cold drinks only relieve your thirst momentarily, causing you to drink more and more. In other words, sugar craves more sugar. This is why it is so important to drink plenty of water or to alternate water with refreshing natural drinks.
If prepared and infused correctly, iced teas and tisanes will loose none of their anti-oxidising, purifying, detoxing, relaxing and energising benefits.
Babingtons iced teas
These are our Babingtons aromatic and fresh iced teas and tisanes and how to prepare them at home.
Black and infused teas, hot method
It is preferable to prepare these teas using the traditional hot method. Prepare your tea making it stronger than you normally would, (for 1 litre calculate at least 15g tea leaves for 4 minutes in water at 95°), leave it to cool to room temperature then put it in the fridge. When it comes to serving the tea place two or three ice cubes in a glass, pour the cold tea over the ice then garnish to your taste with sugar syrup, citrus, spices, fresh fruit mint leaves or milk.
We will be introducing you to two black teas created especially for the summer season, but also we will be presenting you with our Miss Babington Tea, created especially for our 125th anniversary and our Special Blend tea. These teas are very special to us and our history and they are also perfect served iced. We also have a small gift for those of you who love tisanes, our Summer Fruit tisane.
A subliminally magical tea dedicated to the dream of two women, two pioneers, two great entrepreneurs. An intoxicating tea which tells the story of 125 years of history, our history, of class and love of tea. Black tea, vanilla, honey, elderberry, rose petals, blueberry, juniper berries and myrtle leaves are masterfully blended to give us a rich blend of scents, fruity, flowery and spicy flavours.
Green and white teas: cold method
These teas are better prepared using the cold method. The result is a clear limpid tea and the polyphenols, which are found in higher quantities in these two teas, remain intact. Pour cold water directly on to the tealeaves (for 1 litre use 10g of tealeaves) and leave in the fridge for 6 – 8 hours. Strain the tea and keep refrigerated. When the time comes for serving, place 2 or 3 cubes of ice in a glass and pour the tea over it and dress it to your own tastes: sugar syrup, citrus, spices, fresh fruit, mint leaves, milk.
And for those of you who simply can’t live without your tisane here are two deliciously refreshing, scented teas. The first is created using green Sencha tea and the second is made with Gunpowder tea.
On the rocks: tea for a quick cuppa
This last method is very practical and efficacious for those who want a quick cup of tea. The “On the rocks” method can be used used for any of our tea blends. Brew the tea or infusion using the times and temperatures provided, adding an extra 50% of tea leaves to make it strong, and flavour as you please. Fill a glass to the brim with ice and pour in the tea. It’s important to use a lot of ice, otherwise it will melt and the tea will become watery.
Which iced tea will you choose for summer?