Oolong Tea Smoothie
OK, it’s not a true smoothie which is based on fruit, however, is a great idea for a different way to prepare, drink and benefit from the healthy properties of your oolong tea.
It is suitable for vegans as well as vegetarians (and animal eaters of course!) and can be adapted to suit your taste. It is also very healthy, giving you a wide range of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants from the tea and an energy boost as well.
Here is the basic preparation plus a list of possible ingredients for you to try out in order to find your favourite healthy flavour.
Place 2 – 3 teaspoons of In Nature brand oolong tea into the pot and brew it to give a strong flavour. We use only about a 200ml of water. Try to avoid stewing the tea so 2 – 3 minutes. If you find that you lose the oolong flavour and aroma in the final mixture, use an extra spoonful of oolong tea to give a deeper and more intense flavour. Whilst the tea is mashing, place the other ingredients into a blender. Once the tea is ready, pour it in, complete with leaves, and give two or thre pulses with the blender to obtain an homogenous mixture. Pour into a jug or other suitable container then chill it in the fridge for a couple of hours. If you can’t wait that long, you could always serve it ‘on the rocks’ i.e. place some ice cubes into the jug first and pour the mixture from the blender straight onto that.
- Strong In Nature brand of oolong tea made from loose leaves
- about 1/2 cup of coconut milk, almond milk, soya milk or any other dairy-free milk you fancy
- vanilla (essence or from the pod) to taste
- 1 or 2 teaspoons of RAW honey (not industrially altered and processed honey)
List of spices that work well (choose just one or two in a combination that appeals to you. We recommend just a pinch or two of these although we find that with cinnamon, up to a teaspoon works OK.
- ground black pepper
- dried ginger
All are healthy in their own right and complement the healthy properties of In Nature branded oolong tea.
It won’t be to everyone’s taste I guess but why not give it a go anyway, you may surprise yourself!
Do you have any great ideas for using In Nature oolong tea in cookery? What is your favourite oolong tea recipe? Leave us a comment or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas!