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Tea-infused wine from Tattle Tea {New Discoveries}

Love struck rooibos from Tattle Tea

Love struck rooibos from Tattle Tea

Don’t you just love when you come upon something new to eat or drink?

It happens to be one of my favorite pastimes, so my ears perked up when I heard the words tea-infused wine.

The lovely people at Tattle Tea, a company I’ve been talking about on Twitter + Facebook, have been adding blends of tea and other ingredients to wine, both red and white—with phenomenal results.

white

For white wine, they suggest Love Struck Rooibos, which is a blend of Rooibos tea, hibiscus, ginger, lemon peel, orange peel, blue corn flowers. Wow. It’s bold, slightly sweet and adds zing to the wine. It’s available on Tattle Tea.

red

For red wine, they created a blend that includes: assam, darjeeeling, red robe oolong, ginger, lemongrass and apple pieces. Tannins, ginger, apple…this certainly makes a sultry glass of red wine. It’s not yet available on their site, and I was excited to be one of the first to taste it.

To make the tea-infused wine:

Simply combine 7 teaspoons of the tea blend with a corresponding bottle of wine to an iced tea pitcher that has a filter, like this one from For Life. Steep in the refrigerator, then “let the magic” happen as tea guru Anthony Borthwick of Tattle Tea suggested.

I drank some while cooking dinner (fun, fun) but you could make a batch when friends are coming over or drink while nibbling on this tea-infused pound cake.

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If you prefer to skip the infused wine and sip some tea, Tattle Tea sells hundreds of classics, as well as unique blends, like Maple Bacon Chai (a smoky, sweet blend), Acia Berry Oolong, Indigo Mango Black Tea, Italian Princess Green and Zombie Cure Black tea, which is so interesting you’ll have to read about it on Tattle Tea’s site.

I have an entire cabinet dedicated to tea and Tattle Tea is my latest addition, and with good reason. They’re teas are carefully picked and blended, and they’re philosophy is certainly on par with mine: They want to de-mystify tea. It’s not fancy and complicated like some people think. “It’s just leaves + water.”

And added to wine it’s a magical drink.

 

 

 

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12 Responses to Tea-infused wine from Tattle Tea {New Discoveries}

  1. Sue Ann Gleason November 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

    Yum! Maple bacon chai? Sign me up! I’m going to have to think about the tea infused wines, however. Great post, Tracey!
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  2. Debra Jason November 8, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

    Hmm, tea & wine? Interesting combination. Haven’t seen anyone doing it here in Colorado, but “never say never.” Guess I could give the recipe a try next time I’m feeling adventurous.
    Thanks.
    ~Debra
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  3. Denise Marie Filmore November 9, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Now this is interesting and worth taking a trip for. I love custom blended loose teas. And Maple Bacon Chai…Wow! I can’t wait to check this out.

    Thanks for the post!!

  4. Belinda Rose November 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    I love tea…this sounds not only adventurous, but really yummy! I will surely need to check this one out for myself! :)
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  5. Jessica November 10, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    I am loving all the mashups happening lately in many areas, especially food/drink and fitness! Tea-infused wine is a fantastic idea, and can even line up under the heading “healthy (in moderation!)”. Thanks for the intro to the idea….now I’m off to buy some great tea!
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  6. Minling November 10, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Wow…that looks like a great recipe! Never thought about mixing tea and wine! What a great holiday treat for my guests! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
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  7. Helen Crosbie November 11, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    OMG I’m so excited I have to try this!!! Two of my favourite drinks TOGETHER! Thank you Tracey! I’m always looking for new taste sensations and this sounds like great fun! Move over mulled wine – tea infused wine is here!
    As an avid tea drinker I can’t wait to start experimenting with this one. Do you suppose it would be nice warmed like mulled wine? It’s getting chilly here and I rather like the sound of that.
    Also, I would like to drink green tea for the health benefits, but I just can’t get past the yucky taste – maybe I could try infusing it in wine instead of water. That sounds far more pleasant.
    Genius :)
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  8. eyenie November 13, 2013 at 5:59 am #

    OMG, I have *never* thought of this idea! How very very cool! I’ve been infusing white wine with fresh ginger (YUM) but this takes it to a whole new level! I’m excited to brew some up asap!! I’ll have to go to the lovely little tea shop in my town…I haven’t been, and this is a great excuse! THANK YOU for adding some razzle-dazzle to my day! I adore new drink ideas! YAY!
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  9. shanna November 20, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    Tea, I’m mad for tea! This post is a great reminder, Tracey–a reminder to brew a strong batch of chai and infuse my latest batch of Kombucha with it. That’s my kind of libation!
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  10. Kim | a little lunch December 13, 2013 at 12:54 am #

    Tracey, I love making sangria in the summer — why not tea-infused wine during the fall and winter (or year-round?) So glad you discovered Tattle Tea and shared this fantastic idea!

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