Simple Rooibos Iced Tea Recipe

Place 2 tsp. per cup of plain red rooibos tea in a heatproof container along with some fresh or dried mint leaves. Add some lemon or orange slices, raspberries or strawberries and some stevia leaves to sweeten. Pour boiling water into the container and steep till cool. Strain tea leaves and pour over ice or finish cooling in the fridge. Put the lemon slices back into the drink if desired.

June is Distinctly Tea Iced Tea Month

Fruit & Rooibos teas are a favorite type of tea to drink iced. Use approximately 1/4 cup of tea per 6 cups of water. An easy method is to add tea to a heatproof pitcher, fill half with boiling water (stir in sweetener at this time or see our tips on “Ways to sweeten your tea” below) then let cool to room temperature. Top up the pitcher with cold water and place it in the fridge to finish chilling. Some favorite Rooibos teas our customers loved iced are Lemon Chiffon Rooibos, Peach Apricot, Blueberry, Raspberry, and Fruity Orange.

Red Fruit Tea Smoothie Recipe

1 cup boiling water 3 tsp. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit or any other favourite  Red Berry Fruit Tea 2 tbsp. sweetener 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup strawberry yogurt (can use frozen yogurt) 1/2 cup ice cubes ( about 3-4 ) 

Natural Ingredient Smoothie Recipes – Smoothie Basics 

Step 1: Add fruits and/or vegetables Fruits can be frozen or fresh –most fruits work well for smoothies. Two fruits work great.
 Spinach is the most popular green to add but you can experiment with adding different greens like kale, romaine lettuce, etc. Step 2: Add Liquid Add between 1-2 cups of liquid for every 3 cups of fruit Note: bananas and mangos create a thicker smoothie and fruits like watermelon create a more liquid type. Liquids to add: milk or milk alternatives, fruit juice, water, iced coffee, iced green/black tea.

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

A great snack cake for lunches or afternoon TEA with a refreshing lemon taste. 1/2 cup strongly brewed Lemon Chiffon Rooibos TEA (Steep 2 tsp. Lemon Chiffon Rooibos TEA in 3/4 cup boiling water. Steep until cool. Strain TEA)

Make your Matcha like a pro!

When making Matcha in a traditional style, it helps to have the right tools. At Distinctly Tea, you can get everything you need to make your Matcha the way it’s supposed to be made. Whisks and scoops (pictured) are always available, as are a variety of different Matcha bowls. 🍵 #japanesematcha #matchalatte #matchagreentea #matcharecipes #matchacake […]

Smoky Potato Leek Soup

3 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 leeks (use the white & light green parts) thinly sliced 1 rib of celery and 1 carrot 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1/4 tsp. pepper 3 Yukon gold Potatoes (2 lbs.) peeled and chopped 4 cups chicken or vegetable stock 4 cups strongly brewed Lapsang Souchong ( 10 […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda bread is really just a basic table bread to serve with soup or stews. This recipe has both regular and whole wheat flour but one could just use the regular flour instead. Don’t knead the bread or handle it too much or the bread will become tough. I have replaced the buttermilk with […]

Cinnamon Heart Latte

Steep 2 tsp. Chai American in 3/4 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain tea leaves and top with 1/2 cup your choice of warmed milk product. (We like almond milk — choose an almond milk with a little sweetness if you would like a sweeter tasting latte or use plain and add some honey […]

Chocolate Chia Pudding

A dairy free chocolate pudding to help satisfy your chocolate cravings without all the artificial ingredients in the boxed pudding. Using cacao powder instead of cocoa powder and some dates and banana as a sweetener makes this a better dessert choice.