To celebrate the return of warmer and sunnier days, we are launching our new spring menu!
Organic Iced Tea Drinks Invented By Baristas
A new menu means new possibilities! Our talented team of baristas used their skills and creativity to whip up a couple of new drink recipes that are sure to delight and prepare you for the arrival of spring. This season is all about organic iced tea infusions and bright, tropical flavors.
Leading up to the launch of our new spring menu, we asked our baristas just how they came up with these drink recipes. We also often get asked how to make iced tea at home, so we gathered pro tips from our baristas to help walk you through the process for recreating each of these drinks.
Refreshing Iced Tea Options Everyone Can Make & Enjoy
1. The Bubbleyum Spring
The Bubbleyum Spring is the brainchild of Kristen Spargo. It has fun and whimsical name that perfectly sums up the flavor and look of the drink. Much like bubblegum, Kristen’s new spring tea has a beautiful pink hue.
She wanted to make a drink that could be enjoyed by all ages. The Bubbleyum Spring is a caffeine-free tea that is delightful in every way. You can order with or without simple syrup to enjoy to your liking. Expect fruity and tropical flavors thanks to the blend of our orange blossom tea and tropical crimson tea. Notes of zesty citrus fruit, green tea, tart organic hibiscus tea, and sweet berries come together in this refreshing drink.
The use of two of our cafe tea blends to make an organic hibiscus tea, really speaks to Kristen’s creativity. “The inspiration behind my drink comes from me wanting to create a drink that is easy to make and is a perfect refresher”, Kristen told us. She also mentioned that the key to her recipe is the extraction process. So she can capture the optimal flavors from each tea blend, she steeps the teas separately in an infuser teapot by Rishi, then combines over a glass of ice.
2. Matcha Limeade
Matcha Limeade is the newest tea creation crafted by Aleighsa Wright. As you may know, matcha is a Japanese green tea powder that is whisked in hot water until smooth and creamy. It typically has a strong green tea flavor and is high in caffeine.
Aleighsa takes the traditional matcha tea and revamps our spring menu with her slightly sweet and bright iced Matcha Limeade. She says, “anyone who loves limeade” will enjoy this drink, especially because it’s also easy to learn how to make iced tea at home by following Aleighsa’s steps. She starts by whisking together sweet matcha powder, honey, lime juice, and hot water until combined. Then it is poured over a chilled glass of sparkling water, “this is the best way to make sure all of the ingredients are combined well”, says Aleighsa. The key here is to make your own limeade, making it the perfect refreshment on a sunny day at our Florida cafes.
The flavors of the Matcha Limeade are classic, yet still feel new. When you make your own limeade, the citrus really complements the matcha and honey. The sweet matcha powder is available for purchase at our cafes, so you can easily experiment with how to make iced tea at home.
Are you just as excited as we are for the Bubbleyum Spring organic hibiscus tea and the Matcha Limeade? Look out for their cafe debut during the first week of March!