Want to make our famous, colour-changing in-store drinks special Unicorn Fizz (which I'm sure you've seen on our Instagram!) at home?
Now you can with this easy iced tea recipe!
We use our best-selling Blue Raspberry blue pea flower tea to make this bright blue iced tea, that turns pink with a splash of lemon juice! Magic!
What you will need:
- 3 Perfect Tea Spoons of Blue Raspberry tea
- 150ml 80° water
- Vanilla essence
- Honey or sweetener of choice
- Sparkling water
- Fresh lemon
- Cocktail shaker (optional)
What to do:
1. Start off by brewing your Blue Raspberry tea in 150ml of 80° water for 3 minutes. You can easily achieve this by adding 1/5 of cold water first to 4/5 of boiling water (no need for any fancy technical kettles!).
2. Set a timer & make sure you remove the leaves immediately after 3 mins (otherwise it will taste bitter!). Leave your tea to cool, in the fridge if you wish.
3. Pour your tea into your cocktail shaker and add a cup of ice. Add a few drops of vanilla essence, a teaspoon of honey and shake! If you don't have a shaker, don't worry you can simply add the tea to a glass of ice and jump to step 4.
4. Pour into your glass, top up with sparkling water and give it a good stir!
5. Squeeze a couple of wedges of fresh lemon into your drink and watch the tea colour magically change!
Read on for more recipe ideas, including our Wobbly Unicorn Tea Cocktail!
Cold brew: You could also cold brew this tea overnight if you wanted to avoid the cooling period. Simply add 4 - 6 spoons of tea to your cold brew bottle and top with cold water and steep overnight. This would make you approximately 4 servings. We don't recommend leaving your leaves in the cold brew bottle for much longer than overnight as the tea could go bitter over time.
Wobbly Unicorn Tea Cocktail: To make our famous Wobbly Unicorn cocktail all you need to do is to add 25 or 50ml of your favourite spirit of choice to the cocktail shaker along with the tea. We recommend vodka or gin.
Trouble Shooting Tips:
If your tea is tasting bitter; your water temperature is too hot - use a splash of cold water first and don't steep for longer than 3 mins.
If your tea isn't brewing blue; you may not have enough of the blue flower in your infuser - try a heaped, even spoonful whilst being mindful that the flowers might have settled lower down your pouch/tin.
If your tea isn't changing colour to pink; the acidity isn't strong enough - Try the juice of a whole lemon or lemon syrup (like the stuff you put on pancakes!).