Let’s spill the tea: we made a tasty, cozy drink for chilly spring and summer evenings! It’s fruity, warm, and low in alcohol. If you’re into fruit tea and berries, you’ll love it! We are using sweet mead to add a bit of natural sweetness and alcohol. It’s easy to make, let us show you how!
The ingredients for a 2 dl cup:
- Berry/fruit tea of your choice (check the packaging instructions to see how much you need to for half a cup)
- 3 cl of Sweet Mead
- Three tablespoons of blueberries and raspberries
- a teaspoon of honey (the mead may add acidity to the drink)
- a rosmary sprig for decoration
How to prepare a cup (or a batch) of hot berries with mead?
Step 1: Soak berries the night before!
You will need approximately three tablespoons of berries per cup. After you’ve decided how many cups you’re making, go ahead and soak the berries in mead (3 cl per 3 spoons of berries). Leaving them in honey wine overnight will make sure they are full of mead flavor when you bite into them.
Step 2: Don’t spill the tea! (see what we did there?;)
We know that you how to make tea but there are still some things you should have in mind. We advise you to make the tea in a separate cup/teapot, (following the package recommendations, of course)
Add three tablespoon of the soaked berries to a cup that you are serving the drink in. Pour approximately 3 cl of mead over the berries. It is recommended to use the same mead that was used for soaking, to keep as much flavor in the drink.
Now, pour the hot tea inside … to the top! this way, the liquids, and the berries will mix gently and you do not need to use a spoon. The smell will be amazing at this point. Give it a try and if it is too sour for your taste, add a few drops of honey. A spring of rosemary will add a touch of freshness and a Mediterranean smell.
Well, will let the ingredients speak for themselves this time! You can just imagine how good fruit tea can taste if you add soaked berries and mead to it! We definitely plan to more hot fruit drinks with mead for next winter but this should keep you cozy in those chilly spring and summer evenings.
What about “Cheery gone wild”?
If you liked this cocktail you might want to check out this cherry cocktail! The cherries keep the cocktail refreshing and the nougat aroma from the hazelnut spirit gives it a royal final touch.
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