This refreshing summer tea cocktail is a delicious beverage that combines the sweet and tangy flavour of plum wine with the delicate fragrance of jasmine tea. In this recipe, we will guide you through the easy steps to make this delicious cocktail in the comfort of your own home.
What is plum wine?
Chinese plum wine is a traditional alcoholic beverage that has been appreciated in China for centuries. This exquisite liquor is made from ripe plums, which are picked during the summer months and left to ferment. The result is a sweet and aromatic wine that is often served as an aperitif or dessert wine. Plum wine is generally available in most Asian grocery stores or liquor stores.
The process of making Chinese plum wine is an ancient craft that requires patience and meticulous attention to detail. After harvesting, the plums are washed and crushed to extract their juice. This juice is then mixed with yeast and sugar and left to ferment in large clay jars for several months. The longer the wine ferments, the more complex its flavour becomes.
One of the unique characteristics of Chinese plum wine is its distinctive aroma. The wine has a sweet and fruity fragrance, and the taste is also sweet and slightly tart, with a smooth and velvety finish.
So, grab your favourite glass, and let's get started with the recipe.
Here are the ingredients you need for 4 servings:
- 0,5 litre of plum wine.
- 8 grams of your preferred Teasenz jasmine tea
- 1 litre of water
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- Ice cubes
1. Make jasmine tea
Steep 8 grams of tea in 1 litre of water at 80ºC (175ºF) for 3 minutes. Let it cool down for 15 minutes.
2. Make iced tea
- Add ice cubes into the 4 glasses.
- Add 1 sprig of thyme in each glass.
- Pour the 125ml (4.20z) of plum wine in the glasses.
- Pour 250ml (8.5oz) of jasmine tea in each glass and serve.
The combination of succulent plum wine and rich floral notes from the jasmine tea makes for a refreshing and sophisticated drink. The sprinkling of thyme not only adds a touch of herbaceousness but also increases the antioxidant power of this drink. This recipe is perfect for those warm summer days or for a relaxing evening with friends. It is a low alcohol drink, making it a suitable option for those who want to enjoy a refreshing cocktail without the buzz. Give it a try and let your tastebuds be transported to a world of deliciousness.