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Oo, how we long for a smoothie

A great idea for a different way to prepare, drink and benefit from the healthy properties of your oolong tea.

INGREDIENTS

The recipe serves one, so double the amount if you have a friend, triple it if you are in a crowd, and so on

  • 125ml (1/2 cup) of whole milk, or a dairy-free alternative like coconut, almond or soya
  • 200ml (7/8 cup) of boiling water
  • 2-3 teaspoons of InNature Oolong Tea, vary by taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons of raw honey
  • Vanilla straight from the pod, to taste
  • Optional spices – any of the following work well: cinnamon; cayenne; ginger; cardamom; cloves; nutmeg
  • Optional fruits: Banana, strawberries, blueberries, mango, cantaloupe

METHOD

A dose of oolong tea elevates the humble smoothie to a place of refinement. For this silky smooth, vanilla, honey and Oolong delight, follow the recipe below. It is simple and quick only taking a few minutes. Here at InNature we adore it, and would love to hear your verdict too.

  1. Steep the InNature Oolong Tea in boiling water for two minutes, avoid stewing.
  2. Place the dairy or dairy-free milk into a blender, and pour in the tea leaves, honey and any spices. Open the vanilla pod and scrap the seeds with the back of a knife and add to mixture. Feel free to add fruit to the mix, if you wish – a small handful of strawberries, blueberries, bananas, mangos or cantaloupe can be a delicious addition.
  3. A few pulses with the blender will create a homogenous mixture that can be decanted into a jug and chilled in the fridge for a couple of hours. And if you simply can’t wait, just serve it on the rocks.
All the ingredients are healthy in their own right and compliment the health properties of our Oolong. It won’t be to everyone’s taste I guess, but why not give it a go anyway, you may surprise yourself!