Gourmet Iced Tea Recipe: Honey Red Jade Black Tea

September 10, 2018 0 Comments

iced tea: honey red jade black tea

Red Jade Tea - also known as Taiwan Tea No. 18, brews a rich, full-bodied tea with subtle hints of clove, cinnamon and mint in its complex composition.

Gourmet Loose-Leaf Iced Tea In 3 Easy Steps

    1. Brew your tea at a ratio of 1:40, loose-leaf tea : water (1:30 if unsweetened/unflavored). Boiling temp. water. Brew 7 minutes. 
    2. Pour the brewed tea into a a cocktail shaker full of ice, add whatever flavoring, and shake.
    3. Pour the well shaken iced tea into glasses half-full of ice cubes.

The innovation of using a cocktail shaker to make iced teas began in the 1980's in Taiwan, when the founder of Taiwan's most popular tea house chain created his own original recipes. This "shaker tea" quickly gained popularity, generally referred to as "bubble tea" or "foam tea" (泡沫茶). This was further innovated upon when recipes using tapioca balls were introduced to make various concoctions of "pearl milk tea" (珍珠奶茶). When these recipes made their way to North America, "bubble tea"  or "boba tea" became the English translation of "pearl milk tea" in Chinese.

iced tea recipe for 500ml of Honey Red Jade Black tea

  1. Brew 9g of Red Jade Black Tea leaves in 400ml of boiling temp water for 7 minutes

  2. Fill a 550ml cocktail shaker 3/4 full with ice cubes, add 1/2-1 tsp. of honey 

  3. Pour brewed tea into the shaker, cap it, and shake for about 20 seconds

  4. Pour into a pint glass or two smaller glasses half filled with ice cubes

  5. The honey, or any other added sweetener, should only be enough to enhance the flavor of the tea, rather than mask it. Enjoy! 

iced tea in a mug: honey red jade black tea

Notice how shaking the tea offers a nice foamy head on the the iced tea, and seems to enhance the flavor. Feeling adventurous? Try blending it for a frozen version!

LET US KNOW!

We really want to know what you think! Leave your impressions or questions in the comment section below!

SUBSCRIBE!

If you enjoyed this post and would like to hear more about the specialty tea industry here in Taiwan, follow us on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram and please subscribe to our newsletter. Subscribe now and get $5 off your first order!






Also in News

Traditional Dong Ding Oolong | Eco-Cha Tea Club
Traditional Dong Ding Oolong | Eco-Cha Tea Club

May 16, 2022 0 Comments

The figure in the foreground of the photo above is the matriarch of this family of Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Tea makers. This pic was snapped a few years ago, and she is now in her late eighties, so she is not the tea picking queen she once was, but she is as talkative and friendly as ever!

View full article →

Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Spring 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Spring 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas

May 12, 2022 0 Comments

With the arrival of our spring batch of Taiwan Dong Ding Oolong Tea, we were inspired to brew it alongside our Traditional Dong Ding Oolong as well as our current edition of the Eco-Cha Tea Club — which also happens to be a Traditional Dong Ding Oolong. All three teas were harvested this spring from the same community in Lugu, Taiwan.

View full article →

Shan Lin Xi Taiwan  High Mountain Oolong Tea Spring 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas
Shan Lin Xi Taiwan High Mountain Oolong Tea Spring 2022 | Eco-Cha Teas

May 05, 2022 0 Comments

Spring 2022 Taiwan high mountain tea harvest is slowly but steadily working its way up the mountain! Lower and mid-elevations were harvested by mid-April. Alishan High Mountain Oolong was mostly harvested by the last week in April, as Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Tea picking began.

View full article →