In the heart of South America, where the sun kisses the earth with a warmth that breathes life into every crevice, grows a flower that's not just beautiful but also brimming with history and therapeutic properties.
The Passionflower, with its mesmerising colours, is not just a treat for the eyes but also for the soul. For centuries, indigenous tribes have revered this flower for its calming effects, using it to brew teas that soothe the mind and spirit.
As the world has evolved, so has our understanding and appreciation of this magical flower.
Today, we bring to you a modern twist on this ancient beverage, ensuring that every sip you take is a journey back in time, a dance of flavours, and a hug for your soul.
Iced Passionflower Spritz
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Brewing Time: 5-7 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
- 4 Planet Organic Passionflower tea bags
- 4 cups of boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of honey or agave syrup (adjust to taste)
- 1 lemon, sliced
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Lemon slices and mint sprigs for garnish
Brewing the Tea: Begin by boiling 4 cups of water in a kettle or saucepan. Once the water reaches a rolling boil, pour it into a heatproof pitcher. Immerse the passionflower tea bags into the hot water, ensuring they are fully submerged. Allow the tea bags to steep for about 5-7 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the flavor.
Sweetening the Brew: While the tea is still warm, stir in the honey or agave syrup. Mix well until the sweetener is completely dissolved. This ensures an even sweetness throughout the drink.
Infusing Fresh Flavors: Add the sliced lemon and fresh mint leaves to the pitcher. Gently press the mint leaves with the back of a spoon to release their oils, enhancing the flavor profile of the tea.
Cooling Down: Allow the tea to come to room temperature. Once cooled, place the pitcher in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until the tea is chilled.
Serving the Spritz: Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the chilled passionflower tea over the ice, filling each glass about three-quarters full. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint.
Sip and Relax: Hold the glass, feel the cool condensation against your skin, take a moment to inhale the aromatic fusion of passionflower, lemon, and mint, and then take a sip. Let the flavours dance on your palate and the tranquility of the passionflower wash over you.
Kitchen Tip: For an extra layer of flavour, you can add a splash of sparkling water to your iced spritz just before serving. This gives a refreshing effervescence that's perfect for hot summer days.
Enjoy this Passionflower Iced Spritz as a daily ritual, a moment of pause in the hustle of life, a drink that's not just quenching your thirst but also nourishing your soul.
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Learn more about the benefits of Passionflower here