In the Height of the Tea Cocktail Trend, Teatulia Organic Teas is Leading the Pack by Partnering with Top Mixologists
While the weather outside may be frightful, restaurants and bars are focused on keeping the nightlife sizzling hot. With mixologists diligently working to come up with fresh, new and innovative drinks, tea cocktails are showing up more often on the drink menu and Teatulia Organic Teas is helping to pioneer this trend.
According to the Sterling-Rice Group, a renowned communications, strategy, and consultancy firm located in Boulder, CO, a top food trend in 2014 is using tea outside of the cup and in dinner, dessert, and cocktail recipes. Chefs have found a hidden treasure that comes with using tea in cocktails. It adds depth and creates a unique flavor profile that cannot be recreated using traditional mixers, liquors or liqueurs.
Recognizing the benefit of using teas in their cocktails, many fine dining restaurants have partnered with Teatulia to create award-winning recipes.
"It's exciting that top mixologists across the country have come to us to create such original drinks," says CEO and Co-founder, Linda Appel Lipsius.
One winter cocktail developed by Kevin Burke, one of Denver's top mixologists working at Colt and Gray, is the Swedish Toddy featuring Teatulia's Tulsi Infusion Tea, a full-bodied black tea with a rich, spicy finish. The Swedish Toddy is the perfect cold weather beverage and incorporates a Scandinavian spirit called aquavit known for its distinct flavor derived from the spices and herbs used in it.
"I have seen a renewed interest in using tea in cocktails that coincides with the resurgence of serving old school punches," says Burke."I enjoy putting tea into cocktails because it is a chance to layer in new flavors and textures. Teatulia Organic Teas, in general, aligns with my drink-making palate because of their precision in flavor and brightness of their profiles."
Glass: 6oz tempered Irish coffee glass
Garnish: Star Anise, Lemon twist
1 oz Aquavit (Krogstad or O.P. Anderson)
1/2 teaspoon honey
4 oz strongly brewedTulsi Infusion Tea (Hot)
Dissolve honey in hot tea, add aquavit. Garnish with lemon and star anise.
Teatulia Organic Teas are sourced directly from their own garden in Northern Bangladesh and other like-minded gardens, with no long-term warehouse storage and no waiting around to be put into the right blend by a third party. The results are exquisite, clean and smooth teas that support education, business and health initiatives and demonstrate a thorough commitment to sustainability. Started in 2000 to give back to the local community, the Teatulia Gardens were established as an enterprise that would give the most people a living wage while protecting and strengthening the environment. The Teatulia Cooperative has established revolutionary education, health and cattle-lending programs for the people working in the garden and surrounding areas. All sales of Teatulia Organic Teas contribute to this mission, helping to better the lives of men, women and children in our community while rebuilding the local ecosystem. For more information about Teatulia Organic Teas, please visit www.teatulia.com.