Monday, May 23, 2016

Pure Leaf Unsweetened Tea #TweakYourTea [Product/Recipes]

To celebrate the launch of Pure Leaf (Instagram: @pureleafcanada) unsweetened portfolio, I was asked to be part of their #TweakYourTea campaign where I had to create my own perfect Pure Leaf Tea combination with my own personal style.

 Pure Leaf is brewed from real tea leaves picked at their freshest to deliver a genuine tea experience. The Unsweetened Portfolio has 0 sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 calories.

I love creating my own simple cocktails during summer time and this was the perfect challenge for me. Plus being a tea lover, I usually brewed my own ice tea at home since I find the usual bottle/can ready made version out there to be too sweet to my taste but Pure Leaf tasted nothing like them.

Cucumber Mint Lemon Tea
 Ingredients: Cucumber / Fresh Mint Leaves / Honey / Ginger (optional) / Unsweetened Lemon Pure Leaf Tea / Egg White (optional) / Sake (optional)
Cucumber and Mint have always been two of my favorite summer flavors, I especially love infusing water or teas with it, there's nothing more refreshing on a hot day.
Here I muddles the mint leaves, cucumber and ginger before adding the rest of the ingredients to a shaker with ice but if you have time I would suggest to infused the tea with the cucumber and mint overnight in the fridge to incorporate the flavor more subtly without overpowering the tea flavor and also a clearer looking drink. 

Basil Balsamic Strawberry Black Tea Cocktail
 Ingredients: Strawberry / Fresh Basil Leaves / Balsamic Vinegar / Maple Syrup (optional) / Unsweetened Pure Leaf Black Tea / Tequila (optional)
Muddle the strawberries and basil leaves (tear it up to get extra flavor) directly in your shaker, add the balsamic with a light hand since you don't want your drink to taste like a salad dressing. Add the tea, tequila and ice to the shaker, shake, taste (add maple syrup or more balsamic as needed), use a fine mesh strainer when poured into glass and garnish with slice of strawberry and basil.