Blood Orange Smoothie (2 oz loose leaf)
This creamy blend of naturally caffeine–free South African red rooibos, orange, and vanilla is herbal bliss! This herbal tea combines rooibos, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, apples, safflowers, rose petals, vanilla, and citrus flavors. It brews into a dark red liquor with a naturally sweet, creamy taste and aroma, reminiscent of orange creamsicles and Orange Julius smoothies! Kids and adults both love this herbal tea, making it a great substitute for sugary juices and sodas, with no lack of flavor or thirst-quenching satisfaction. It is fantastic by itself, or with cream and a bit of sweetener. You cannot over–steep this tea (the longer the better). The health benefits of rooibos are numerous; it is full of antioxidants and healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and fluoride.
I love this blend hot and over ice. It is always a big hit at tea tastings. I love to serve this when I have company. It is one of the best blends The Tea Spot ever made.
The best thing about The Tea Spot is 10% of all sales are donated to cancer wellness and community programs. So it is not only delicious, it is also a tea with very good karma!
2 oz loose leaf in a resealable pouch
Ingredients: South African red rooibos, orange, and vanilla. Caffeine Free
Blood Orange Blush
INGREDIENTS: 2 tsp BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea leaves (makes 1/2 cup tea concentrate); 2 tsp sugar, honey, or agave sweetener; 1/2 cup Gin; 1/2 cup Campari; 1 750-ml bottle chilled sparkling white wine, Champagne, Spumanti, or Prosecco.
PREPARATION: Make tea concentrate: 2 tsp BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea leaves, steeped in boiling water for 6 minutes. Strain out tea leaves. Sweeten with 2 tsp sugar, honey, or agave. Chill tea concentrate in refrigerator. Combine chilled tea concentrate with Gin and Campari. Divide tea/liquor mix amongst 8 champagne flutes. Top off the flutes with chilled sparkling wine of choice. Makes: 8 champagne flutes.
Blood Orange Granita
INGREDIENTS: 2 cups water; 2 TBS BLOOD ORANGE SMOOTHIE tea leaves; 1/2 cup sugar; 2 TBS Grand Marnier, optional; 1 tsp orange or lemon zest.
PREPARATION: Boil water, steep tea leaves and sugar for 10 minutes, for maximum flavor. Strain out the tea leaves. Let cool completely. Stir in Grand Marnier (optional) and citrus zest, then refrigerate until cold. Process in an ice cream maker until slushy, but not frozen completely. Serve immediately. Serves: 4.