We ask Pukka co-founder and Master Herbsmith, Sebastian Pole for his perfect summer tipple. Turns out Pukka teas go rather well with everything, including champagne.
“A special drink for special occasions. Whenever we have a party at Pukka I have the pleasurable responsibility of making this cocktail. An original that I made to celebrate our 10th birthday back in 2011, it’s since become a classic.”
What you will need:
Love Tea by Pukka 3 teabags
Pomegranate juice 50ml/2 shots per glass
Rose water (optional) 1 tsp per glass
Fresh rose petal (optional) 1 per glass
Champagne (enough to top each glass)
This will serve 3 cups of celebratory fizz.
Cover the teabags with 150ml/51⁄4fl oz boiling water. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes in a covered container. Strain, then leave to cool in the fridge for 2 hours.
When ready to serve, add to a glass 2 shots of Love Tea, 2 shots of pomegranate juice and then top up with champagne. Add some rose water if you would like. Decorate with a fresh rose petal.
To discover more tantalising recipes, buy a copy of Sebastian’s book: Cleanse, Nurture, Restore with Herbal Tea (the cocktail recipes are at the back!)