Seattle, 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — The latest herbal tea from Teavana was inspired by a popular cocktail that originated in Venice, Italy.
Starting today (June 27), Beach Bellini herbal tea will be available at Teavana specialty retail stores across the U.S. and Canada as well as Teavana.com. It’s a blend of papaya, pineapple, mango, golden berry, tangerine, and pink rose buds and petals.
“The Beach Bellini tea has a peachy flavor similar to a Bellini cocktail,” said Jason Adams, category manager for Teavana. “A Bellini cocktail is a mixture of prosecco sparkling wine and peach purée or nectar. Anyone who likes iced tea and is looking for refreshment will love this tea. It’s perfect for warm summer days and nights.”
While cocktails can provide inspiration for tea flavors like Beach Bellini, tea can also serve as an ideal ingredient in alcoholic beverages.Teavana worked with Jane Danger, a New York City mixologist and beverage director at Cienfuegos and Mother of Pearl, to create tea cocktails perfect for summer entertaining.
“It’s fun to use tea to spice up spirits like a clean rum or vodka because it gives them dimension,” said Danger. “Tea is very versatile. You can infuse a gin with tea or make syrup out of it. It’s the perfect setting for cocktails.”
When serving cocktails with food, Danger recommends pairing fruitier cocktails with meat dishes. “In general, the more acidic cocktails go with heavier foods and the lighter ones go with desserts,” she said.
Danger and Teavana developed the following recipes to serve when dining at home.
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