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Tea Drinks for July

by Cynthia Fazekas

The hottest (or coolest) trends for summer and tea are those that combine tea with tasty things like lemonade, soda/sparkling water, boba, juices, and various adult beverages. It all starts with great quality tea and a great infusion. Often the need to serving many calls for making tea concentrates. This is easily done but increasing the leaf to water ratio to make a super strength version that can be diluted to regular strength when adding milks, seltzer, lemonade, cider, or any of the above.

Any tea can lend itself to these types of creations, but the most popular are generally good, unflavored base teas like a malty Assam or a fruity Ceylon, and then fun flavored items like hibiscus and fruit based tisanes, and bright, zesty herbals.

For summer of 2019, here are the top sellers:

  • Pina Colada
  • Ceylon Sonata
  • Jasmine Chun Hao
  • Green Rooibos Bonita
  • Turmeric Bliss
  • Berry Blast
  • Peach Bellini