Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tweak Your Tea: Cocktails with Pure Leaf Teas

Pure Leaf teas, brewed from real tea leaves, has just launched a new line of unsweetened teas in Canada. Pure Leaf's Unsweetened portfolio - Unsweetened Black Tea, Unsweetened Green Tea, and Unsweetened Lemon Tea - contains 0 sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners, and 0 calories.

To celebrate the launch, Pure Leaf (Instagram: @pureleafcanada #pureleafcanada, Facebook: Pure Leaf Iced Tea) invited me to be part of their #TweakYourTea campaign, where I was given the task of creating Pure Leaf tea combinations that show off my individual style.

It didn't take me long to figure out what my style is when it comes to beverages because I LOVE cocktails, especially cocktails with whisky, vodka and rum. So, why not make tea cocktails?

Place honey, bourbon, orange slices and fresh mint in a medium bowl. With the back of a spoon, muddle all the ingredients together. Once the mixture is pressed and flavours are extracted, add Pure Leaf Unsweetened Black Tea and stir. Pour the strained, sweet and boozy tea over ice and you're done.

Muddle lime juice, fresh mint, and sugar (you can use raw or sweetener) together in large glass until the leaves bruise lightly and the flavours release. Add ice until glass is about 3/4 full, then pour in white rum and Pure Leaf Unsweetened Green Tea. Stir well and garnish with mint. Truly refreshing.

In a glass, mix together honey, lemon juice, vodka and Pure Leaf Unsweetened Lemon Tea. Top with a bunch of ice. Enjoy.

Get creative and try using teas in your cocktails. My Pure Leaf Unsweetened Tea cocktails all tasted really cool and fresh. Best part is they were so easy to make! Great for those summer house parties ;)

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