‘Un’Orthodox Mojito Recipe

Written by “QuikTea Totaller” on July 16, 2020

 

Do you ever find yourself looking for a cool, tall drink on a hot evening? I do too, which is why I suggest sipping on this refreshing cocktail (or should I mocktail) with your special friend…

Orthodox tea refers to loose leaf tea made using traditional (orthodox) methods. This involves plucking, withering, rolling, oxidation/fermentation, and drying. For this ‘Un’Orthodox Mojito Recipe, I have used QuikTea Organic Assam Darjeeling Leaf tea.

 

Ingredients:

Orthodox Tea (QuikTea Organic Assam Darjeeling Tea) – 1 TBL
Boiling Hot Water – 250ml or 1 cup
Sugar Syrup – 150ml (or 1 tsp sugar)
Mint Leaves – 8-10
Lemon Wedges – 3
Ice Cubes

Method:

Brew Orthodox Tea: Boil water to 100F and add tea leaves. Steep for 3-4 minutes.  Strain and let cool.

In a tall glass, squeeze the lemon wedges and drop the wedges in the glass. Add sugar syrup or caster sugar and mint leaves, and muddle well. Add ice cubes and top the glass with the brewed Orthodox Tea.

Serve this version of the popular mojito in a Collins/Tall glass with a slice of lemon and sprig of mint for an attractive garnish!

Note: You can make a full pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Adjust quantity of tea leaves to hot water accordingly.

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