Tea is probably the most British beverage there is… other than gin, of course! When porcelain first arrived on our shores from China, it paired perfectly with another import – tea! - and porcelain’s popularity boomed as teapots and teacups became a central feature of British drawing rooms.
This month’s Nelson gin is from Stoke-on-Trent which played a big part in porcelain’s prevalence in the UK, so a big pot of ginny tea party punch is the perfect pairing!
Tea Party Punch
8 raspberry leaf teabags
1l water, boiled
20 raspberries and a large handful of mint, to garnish
Steep your tea bags in boiling water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and allow the brew to cool. Once room temperature, pop the tea in the fridge for a couple of hours. Combine with gin and ice in a large punch bowl or jug. Garnish and serve.
There is a whole host of herbal and fruit teas out there so why not experiment with blackcurrant, lemon, strawberry and elderflower teas? Don’t forget to swap out the garnish!