My social media profiles were flooded with news of India Story last month, and I have to admit, I had a heck of a time participating. I received an invite to create a set of drinks in the Typhoo Stall at India Story, and I was happy to do so. The stall was manned by members from the team, and I created two different drinks with the aid of the products available. The drinks were savoured by members of the audience, and I had a lovely time chatting about the brand.
Typhoo is Great Britain’s favourite tea brand and now it is available in India. They offer over 25 tea flavours & fruit infusions and its really interesting to see some of the popular blends. At the stall I also found a few flavours of tea, including a few types of refreshing Iced Teas as well as hot teas.
The drinks I made were done using different flavours of tea. I was so busy mixing drinks, I completely fogot I was being photographed, and here is one I liked from Typhoo’s Twitter page. I am adding a recipe of my favourite of the two, which infuses grapes and star anise with green tea.
Green Tea Anibar:
For 2 tall drinks:
12-15 Green Grapes
2 Typhoo Green Tea Bags
2 Star Anise
1 tablespoon Sugar
100 ml. Plain Soda
100 ml. Sprite (If you like it sweeter, add Sprite)
300 ml. Water
- Macerate the grapes with the sugar and star anise and 1-2 tablespoons of water. Leave aside for at least 1 hour for the flavours to mingle. I prefer keeping this overnight (I often use 60 ml. vodka in water’s place if I want to make it boozy).
- Half an hour before serving, heat the water and add the green tea bags in it. Let steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and let the water cool.
- In a glass, put half of the grape concoction, and add half of the prepared green tea. Mix well.
- Add some ice and pour in half of the soda and sprite to top the drink, mixing gently.