Saturday, June 10, 2017

Iced Tropical Rooibos for #IcedTeaDay #Giveaway

It’s #IcedTeaDay! Are you ready for some fun?

Welcome to #IcedTeaDay hosted by Sue from PalatablePastime. We are so excited to have you join us as we cool off with drinks and treats made with Adagio Tea.
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Several bloggers, including Yours Truly, received wonderful gift packages from Adagio Teas and given an opportunity to use these teas in creating a recipe to share with you today.

We each had $50 to spend and I had a great time going through the website and choosing what I wanted.  I knew I wanted to get some Rooibos tea.  The bush that grows this herbal tea is found only in South Africa.  It is sometimes called red tea.  They had one flavored with Mango and that sounded absolutely delicious to me. I had originally spotted and was intrigued with the vanilla chai rooibos so I got some of that, as well.  I also chose some peach iced tea and some black tea flavored with coconut.  The teas are very reasonably priced so I also had enough credit left to get an Iced Tea pitcher and a jar of honey.  It felt like a holiday when that package arrived. That is only right since it is a holiday......National Iced Tea Day to be exact.

While I appreciate, very much Adiago Tea providing me with these teas and my readers with an opportunity to win a great package, I want to assure you that I received no monetary compensation nor was I required to offer anything other than the opportunity to you for the raffle and my honest opinion of the product I used in creating this recipe.

I was so excited to start experimenting with these teas.  I knew I wanted to make a summery cocktail of some sort and since the Mango tea was screaming summertime to me, that is where I started. 

I started off with 7 of the Mango and Rooibos tea bags.  I placed them in the basket of my Bunn coffee maker and let it brew.  When the water had run through into the carafe, I emptied the tea bags from the basket into the carafe and let it steep for another 15 minutes, off heat.

I ended up with 5 cups of brewed tea to which I added 1 cup of Mango Nectar and 1 cup of Coconut Rum.  I cooled this to room temperature and then refrigerated it until well chilled.  I served it over ice with a sprig of spearmint from our daughter's garden.

I ended up with a light, fruity drink that is perfect for hot summer days.  It is lightly spiked so that you are able to enjoy a glass or two poolside without any worry of over imbibing.  I am going to try making this non alcoholic by using the coconut tea so stay tuned for that next adventure.

Don't forget to stop by and see what the other's are sharing this National Iced Tea holiday.  You will find links immediately below my recipe.

Iced Tropical Rooibos

5 c.  brewed Rooibos Mango tea, cooled
1 c.  Mango Nectar
1 c. Coconut Rum
Spearmint Leaves for garnish, if desired

Combine the tea, mango juice and coconut rum in a large pitcher.  Place in the refrigerator for 4 hrs or overnight.  

Fill a tall glass with ice cubes and add the iced tea mixture to cover.  Garnish with spearmint leaves, if desired. Print Recipe

Take a look at what the #IcedTeaDay Bloggers are creating today!

Disclaimer: Thank you to our #IcedTeaDay Sponsor: Adagio Tea for providing the prizes free of charge. This company also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #IcedTeaDay.  This recipe does contain alcohol and is intended for adults age 21 and older.  As always, please drink responsibly and have a designated driver or alternate plan to travel home without driving after enjoying cocktails. All opinions are my own. 

Adagio Teas is giving away a gourmet teas gift pack (valued at $92)
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  1. Adagio has such a huge selection! I also got samples of the peach tea, as peach is one of my usual iced tea blends and I wanted to try theirs. Thanks for joining me for #IcedTeaDay!

  2. Yum! I don't think I've ever had an iced tea cocktail but this sounds really refreshing!

    1. I've got a couple of them in my recipe file Heather. I love Iced Tea Cocktails

  3. I can always count on you for a festive (read "boozy") post. LOL. No, in all seriously, Wendy, this looks fantastic! I can't wait to try a tea-rum combination. Good call.

    1. Thanks Cam, it was delicious. I think it will be a summertime regular.


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