4 Tea Trends We’re Loving

In celebration of World Tea Day on 21 May, we’resharing four delicious trends for tea enthusiasts

1.      Tea it up in the kitchen 

If you're only drinking your tea, you're missing out on a world of delicious culinary opportunities, from risotto and soup to smoothies and even ice cream toppings!Tea is classified as a superfood that is finding its way into kitchens for purposes other than drinking – people are enjoying cooking with it, too. Swapping water with tea when boiling foods such as pasta, rice, risotto, oats, quinoa, grains, or legumes is an exciting way to experiment with various tea flavour profiles to suit the dish.  

2.      Try a tea cocktail 

From sweet teas to tea martinis, restaurants and bars are using teas to create specialty cocktails and culinary delights, which not only create unique flavours, but also offer health benefits. The Organic Honeybush Tea from Khoisan Gourmet has a natural aromatic herbal infusion with fynbos floral notes and hints of sweet honey for a tasty cocktail option to explore. 

3.      Rooibos herbal infusions as a form of therapy  

Teas are infusing ingredients that are essential to their differentiation: flower buds and petals, spices, herbs, fruit leaves and peels, scents, extracts, and oil essences can infuse with tea to create products for healing and self-care purposes. “We recently launched the Rooibos Herbal Infusion Range, which boasts aromatic herbal infusions crafted with a selection of handpicked and carefully sourced exotic ingredients to create flavours such as Chamomile & Lavender; Dandelion Root, Ginger, Turmeric & Mint; Lemongrass & Ginseng; Hibiscus, Elderberry & Echinacea, shares Khoisan Gourmet Spokesperson Andrew Bulwer.  

4.      Cold brewing 

According to avid tea experts, this year’s tea trend sees tea-lovers opting for a cold cup of tea over the traditional hot drink with milk and honey or sugar. Cold brew tea is made by infusion only, and can be garnished with mint leaves and fresh cuts of fruits such as lemons and pomegranates. Cold brews are easier on the stomach and have a cleaner and less bitter flavour. Delicious cold brew fruit infusion flavours include blood orange, grapefruit, lemongrass, and watermelon, to name just a few.  

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