Cranberry Immune Booster from Tea Drift is one that I didn’t just want to brew up the normal way. With the huge twisting hibiscus leaves and the gorgeous dried fruit pieces, this tea screamed-brew me up and make me a shaken iced tea. And that is exactly what I did.
Brewed the tea up with water prepped at 212F and allowed to steep for about 5 minutes, this brew didn’t turn out to be that bright pink liquor that I’m so used to seeing. I did take a sip while the tea was hot but I will admit, it just wasn’t one that grabbed my attention. The tartness was there but it almost needed a bit of honey or sugar thrown in to elevate the flavors.
After brewing the tea, I poured the tea into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Added in a touch of honey and shook that tea up. Poured into a tall glass and threw in a lemon wedge.
This is the way this tea should be enjoyed! Shaken with a touch of fruit for garnish. The lovely sweet and tart flavors of the different fruits and herbs mingle and compliment each other wonderfully. The lemon thrown in gave the tea a degree of citrus that really sold me on this tea.
All in all, a lovely blend of different fruit and herbs that can brewed so many different ways. Now this has me wanting to experiment and make more shaken iced teas!
Here’s the Scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Tea Drift
This tea has just as pleasing of an aroma as it does flavor. Delightful over ice, the fruity and bright flavors are sure to tickle the tastebuds of any tea drinker. Enjoy it all day long, as it is free from caffeine.
Ingredients: Pineapple, papaya, peach, passion fruit, mango, hibiscus, cranberry and apricot.