So yesterday, Cedar Lake Teas was invited to sample a few teas at Family Fresh Grocery in New Richmond, WI (our hometown) for a Chamber member event. We jump at the opportunity to serve locals!
So the question was, which teas to serve? I knew I wanted a few hot and a cold- it's fall and people are leaning more toward hot tea, but sometimes with food, a good iced tea helps wash it all down.
I choose our Sweet Ginger Green. The caffeine level was perfect for evening and it has a nice clean taste that doesn't overpower the rich food that was also being served. It's also versatile because it's light, not too heavy in ginger and not too sweet - which makes it a great pallet for mixing in ingredients.
I thought about adding lemon, honey, and more ginger, which would be so delicious. But to showcase the tea and not overpower with additions, I went with a simple syrup of brown sugar and water.
The feedback was amazing! Even people who said they were not tea drinkers, went for the iced over the hot and said they could drink this tea! Converts in the making!
So I'm saving this one for the recipe book. It was delicious! I think it would be great even in winter, at a work or church party, friend or family gatherings, or just a weekend lunch.
Let me know what you think!
Sweet Ginger Goodness
Recipe for 1 pitcher:
5 Cedar Lake Teas Sweet Ginger Green tea bags
8 Cups cold filtered water
1 Cup cold filtered water
2-4 Tbl brown sugar (I used 2 in my recipe - but do it to taste)
Heat but do not boil 8 cups cold water in a large pot. Add 5 tea bags. Steep tea 6-8 minutes. Remove tea bags.
In a separate pot, boil one cup water and add brown sugar. Boil 1 minute until sugar dissolves. Add syrup to tea and place in refrigerator to cool. When ready to serve add ice if desired.
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From our Customers
"I stumbled upon your Blueberry Green Tea at Ferndale Market during our many summer trips to their store. Instantly I found my new favorite tea for summer drinking, iced or hot. Now I am in search of finding the supplier closest to the western suburbs to satisfy my insatiable winter hot tea. Keep up the great work!" - Lyle Myers
Cedar Lake Teas is a small but mighty innovative team. We are an independent brand located in New Richmond, WI. Our team hand blends premium whole-leaf, 100% organic teas and herbs in small batches for the freshest taste at an affordable price.
100% organic means our teas are blended using ingredients that are certified organic by the supplier and through MOSA - our organic certification experts. We do not use artificial ingredients, colors, sweeteners, we are non-gmo and many of our teas are fair trade.
We're a company made of parents, partners and friends who are inspired by the goodness of the earth and are passionate about sharing our teas with you. We hope you find your favorite with us!
905 N. Knowles Avenue, Box 903B
New Richmond, WI 54017