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Orange Dulce Marteani

December 14th, 2013 by admin

Our latest Mighty Leaf recipe is for a delectable Orange Dulce Marteani. After one of our office parties a few of us stumbled upon this simple infusion of herbs, leaf tea, and vodka. Surprise friends and family with our unique twist on a classic cocktail.

All you need is your favorite vodka and a Mighty Leaf Orange Dulce tea pouch. Simply pour the vodka, steep your tea pouch for around 15 minutes or so and enjoy! Make in a batch to serve in bulk for a holiday party or have partygoers steep their own.

Pick up the ingredients here.

Memorial Day Cocktails

May 24th, 2013 by admin

Time’s running out to make final preparations for your legendary Memorial Day BBQ. You’ve got grass-fed steaks and veggie burgers galore; your famous potato salad is in the works; and the biggest watermelon your arms could carry is stashed in the cupboard. There’s only one crucial element missing: unforgettable beverages for the adult crowd. Don’t worry. Mighty Leaf’s got you covered. Check out these amazing tea cocktails guaranteed to make your cookout a hit.

These delicious beverages were designed by H. Joseph Erhmann, the beloved mixologist behind San Francisco’s Elixir Saloon and The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, and reinvent a couple of hot weather favorites. Check out the recipes below and send us photos on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ of you trying out these recipes at your own parties.

Southern Pacific Julep

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Muddle the leaves of one healthy mint sprig
  2. Add the Ginger Peach tea syrup*
  3. Add bourbon and fill with crushed ice
  4. Stir and garnish with more mint.

*Tea Syrup – brew a batch of Ginger Peach Tea and add sugar, equal parts by volume.

Kabuki Lemonade

Ingredients

Steps

  1. Muddle the leaves of one healthy mint sprig in a shaker
  2. Add the Matcha tea syrup*
  3. Add the vodka and lemon juice
  4. Fill with ice
  5. Shake hard for 10 seconds and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with more mint.

*Tea Syrup – brew a batch of Matcha Tea and add sugar, equal parts by volume.

Drink in the Season Holiday Recipe Contest Winner

February 4th, 2013 by admin

The Drink In The Season Holiday Recipe Contest was a hit this year with multiple qualified contestants submitting their creations. The Mighty Leaf team was quite impressed by the variety, and ingenuity of many of the drinks that we saw amongst the finalists in particular. Who would’ve known that Mighty Leaf Tea could be used in such creative, and enticing recipes?

The winner of the contest, Rosie 75 (see recipe below) really impressed us with her use of our Rose Silver Needle Tea to make a light, refreshing cocktail that would go perfectly in a picnic basket for a nice summer outing in Sonoma wine country or a bustling New Year’s Eve Party surrounded by friends. At first we thought that perhaps the gin would overpower the rose flavor, but after one taste, we were hooked. The rose is still pronounced due to using leftover petals as a garnish, and the gin helps support the fruity flavor of the white tea. The champagne also adds to this cocktail really well by adding a crisp, bubbly finish. These elements all came together to push this drink over the top, and narrowly claim victory in a real nail-biter of a voting round.

We would also like to take the time to mention The Earl’s Nog, a scrumptious combination of traditional eggnog with the refreshing bergamot of Organic Earl Grey thrown in. Another honorable mention would have to be the Southern Comfort Orange Cranberry Sweet Tea. As a fan of Mason jars, we loved how that was included into the recipe to give the cocktail a real down-home feel. The choice to use Orange Dulce tea really worked well to complement the whisky-like liquor. Last but not least, the Holiday Spiced Tea deserves recognition as the runner up to Rosie 75. This perfectly spiced elixir truly captured the holiday spirit of the competition, and had us merrily sipping on its decadent hints of cinnamon and allspice.

So, if your interest has been piqued by these descriptions, The Mighty Leaf team is happy to announce that these recipes will soon be available on our site for all of our fans to enjoy at home.

We look forward to promoting many more contests in the future similar to this one. Until next time, stay frosty and drink more tea!

ROSIE 75 Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Rose Silver Needle Tea (or other white or green tea with rose petals in it)
  • 2 oz. Gin (preferably Beefeater)
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 oz. Champagne
  • 1tsp Superfine Sugar

Preparation:

Steep tea in gin until fragrant. Pour gin, lemon juice, and sugar in shaker with ice, and shake until cold. Strain into a champagne flute and top with cold champagne.

 

Valentine’s Day Tea Tips: 5 Ways to Express Your Affection

February 7th, 2011 by admin

Valentine’s Day conjures up images of chocolate and flowers, but what about tea? Herbal potions, balms and other assorted plants and flowers have been used for centuries in connection with the pursuit of romance. So why not go old school and spice up your Valentine’s Day with some tea. Of course, you can always complement the gift with flowers and chocolate if necessary. We have 5 Valentine’s Day tips to share.

#1 Throw a Tea Party

Create your own tea party for two by pairing tea with fun and playful teaware. Our Matryoshka Tea Set for Two with stackable Russian doll tea cups is the perfect place to start. The teapot will put a smile on their face everytime they see it in the kitchen. If you make some sweets or sandwhiches to accompany the tea party, it will be an event to remember.

#2 Morning Tea in Bed

Start the special day off by preparing your loved one with morning tea in bed. Wake them up with our Organic Earl Grey, Vanilla Bean or Orange Dulce. Add some pastries, some sweets, fruit and, of course, lighting some candles can never hurt. Throw in the morning paper and the surprise is complete.

#3 Spa Treatment

Be good to someone you love and pamper them with a spa tea gift designed to soothe, restore and delight mind and body. Choose from our unique selection including our Matcha Clay Mask , a Spa Tea Book or our Oasia TeaFusion Spa Bath Pouches. For a unique twist, instead of using cucumbers on the eyes to reduce stress and tension, try using our tea pouches.

#4 Chocolate Truffle Tea

Satisfy their urge for chocolate with a healthy and flavorful chocolate truffle tea alternative. Made from the finest tea, chocolate, fruits and spices, our truffle teas make an indulgent and memorable gift.

#5 Tea Cocktails

Shake it up on Valentine’s Day with a new tea twist on cocktails. Serve up their favorite champagne, gin, vodka, sake or other spirits blended with our versatile tea infused Aperi-Tea mixers. Awaken and refresh with Chamomile Citrus Berry, Green Tea Tropical and Orange Jasmine Mango.

Of course, you can also make cocktails using our tea pouches or loose tea infusions as mixers for your favorite celebratory beverage. Check out this video on how to brew tea cocktails along with some tasty new recipes.

Happy Valentines Day All!

New Tea Cocktails that Inspire the Spirit

November 12th, 2010 by admin

Making tea cocktails always provide an opportunity to explore the delicious flavors and nuances of tea blends and infusions. Pilar Gutierrez of Mighty Leaf recently spend some time with the master mixologist at Ozumo Restaurant in San Francisco whipping up some tea cocktails. Ozumo has developed and offers at their restaurant cocktails made with Mighty Leaf that include the Yuzu Mitsu with Organic Sencha Green Tea, the Twist Ginger with Ginger Twist and the Bourbon Nectar with Organic African Nectar.

You can find details on the recipes below. They are all easy and convenient to make. Enjoy!

Yuzu Mitsu

Ingredients
2 oz Mighty Leaf Organic Sencha Green Tea
1.5 oz. Ketel One Vodka
.5 oz. Green Tea Liqueur
Dash of Yuzu juice

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients and ice in a mixing tin and shake to combine. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

Twisted Ginger

Ingredients:
2 oz. Mighty Leaf Ginger Twist Tea
1.5 oz. Sky Ginger Vodka
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
Juice of 1/2 Lemon

Preparation:
Fill a bucket glass with ice and build drink over it. Stir all ingredients lightly to combine and garnish with a slice of lemon and two small straws.

Bourbon Nectar

Ingredients:
2 oz. Mighty Leaf Organic African Nectar Tea
1.5 oz. Bulliet Bourbon
.25 oz. Simple Syrup
Juice of 1/2 lemon

Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake to combine. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Salute Spring with a Lemon Tea Drop

Bliss DakeApril 7th, 2010 by Bliss Dake

Spring evokes freshness, the scent of flower blossoms, the end of winter and for some spring break. If you are looking to escape to the tropics without ever leaving the comforts of home, I invite you to mix up a Lemon Tea Drop, Mighty Leaf’s spin on the popular Lemon Drop cocktail. Using tea in cocktails is a great way to infuse more traditional drinks with new flavors including green tea and fruited herbals. Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think. Cheers and happy steeping! (more…)

The Mighty Mar-Tea-Nez Cocktail

Shawn RefouaJuly 29th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
final-marteanez-shot

To most bar goers now, the martini is generic for vodka served up in a cocktail glass, or maybe even some flavored vodka concoction like a chocolotini or Appletini. But that’s not how the martini got its start. In the late 19th century up until at least the 1960s, the martini was a gin drink. (more…)

Old-World Teas and Modern Cocktail Mixology

Shawn RefouaMay 20th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
mixology

As mixologists, we are continually experimenting with new flavors and sensations to create simple cocktails with complex flavor profiles to share with the world. Trends play an important part in the creativity and development of new drinks. Today, we see a major movement toward healthier living and longer life. Products that focus on low-cholesterol and a healthy heart have long been prevalent on our supermarket shelves. (more…)

Tea and Rum: A Powerful Combination

Shawn RefouaApril 15th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
Martini in the glass

I’ve been a bartender and mixologist in San Francisco for 8 years and am involved in running the San Francisco School of Bartending.  In my upcoming posts, we’re going to learn about how to make cocktails incorporating tea.  This post includes a recipe for a Tea Rum Cocktail.  But, first let’s start by finding out more about how the combination of tea and rum came together to play a role in inciting the American Revolution. (more…)