Indulge yourself with this "tea-wine" on the festive season. This fruity warm drink will put you in the festive spirit and impress your holiday guests.
Combination of Black Tea and Red Wine
This fruity drink is based on black tea combined with mulled wine.
Black tea is a good match with alcohol drinks as there are some black teas with rum and whisky in the world.
Black tea and red wine are also a good combination, especially as a hot drink. A drink combining will taste like a delicious fruit tea.
Making You Warm and Happy
Black tea, red wine and aromatic spices will truly warm you from the inside. It's a perfect drink for festive tea time, and also for people who do not drink that much alcohol.
This cozy, easy tea wine is good for a family gathering, too.
Tea Infused Mulled Wine RECIPE
- half a bottle (375ml) red wine
- 600ml black tea (2 teabags or 8g-10g loose leaf)
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 lemon or orange squeezed juice
- 3 cloves
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- slices of lemon, star anise, cinnamon stick for garnishing
Put the red wine, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, lemon juice and sugar in a large pan. Heat the pan on medium until it's almost simmering. Reduce the heat to low and heat for 5 more minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool, leaving to infuse for about 30 minutes.
Before serving, make a pot of tea. Reheat the pan of wine without boiling, and add the tea.
To serve, pour into mugs or heatproof glasses, and top with slices of lemon or your favorite garnishes.
Wakocha, Japanese black tea
Japanese black tea ,or wakocha 和紅茶, is produced using tea cultivars meant for Japanese green tea such as Yabukita, Okumidori and Sayamamidori, or using tea cultivars specially developed for Japanese black tea such as Benifuki, Benihikari.
This black tea has won the Grandprix award in 2020 for Domestic (i.e., Japanese) Black Tea. Produced without chemical fertilizer and pesticides.
This single cultivar, Benifuki black tea was grown at the foot of the mountains in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture. Organically produced from a small family-run farm.
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