Ice tea is a hot beverage trend in the hospitality industry
Ice tea is a hot beverage trend in the hospitality industry, How to serve ice tea to your guests, some tips to prepare the perfect ice tea …
We like to use pyramid tea bags. Why? Because their shape allows the tea leaves to expand and release all their aroma and flavour. And even better if it is organic tea, then you can ensure it is 100% natural flavour. We recommend the tea from Semper Tea, a new brand in the market offering a very selected and delicate product. You’ll love it!
Profit in Iced Tea
Foodservice providers know the importance of tracking the latest in beverage trends, as they are usually high-margin offerings. Iced tea provides just that. The difference between a premium iced tea and a run-of-the-mill iced tea is just pennies a glass.
Millennials are looking for healthier alternatives and a diet that provides them value. The spending power of this generation continues to increase, making it a critical time to capitalize on the products they are choosing, such as iced tea.
Offer ice tea in your bar made by yourself
It usually uses 2 tea pyramid bags per person. If you want it stronger put some more bags in, and if you prefer it softer, let it infuse for less time. Try not to go over the indicated steeping time; otherwise the tea can taste very brisk.
Sweetener and syrups for your ice tea
If you are going to add some granulated sugar or sweetener, do it when the tea is cold so that it dissolves better. Although, we recommend simple syrup made by yourself that you can add when the tea is more tempered.
Once you have made the tea, let it cool to room temperature, and then put it in the fridge. This will prevent the tea from becoming cloudy.
As drinking it freshly made is the best… Do not make large quantities! Prepare enough for the moment, or for 1-2 days, and when it’s over, do more!
Did you know that ice tea …?
Freshly made iced teas will give you a lot of antioxidants (flavonoids). Boost them by adding a splash of lemon juice, lime or orange. Citric acid and vitamin C will help preserve flavonoids.
Basic methodology how to make ice tea
Place your teabags into a heatproof pitcher or large bowl. Add any aromatics (that you’ll remove later), such as lemon or orange peel, or even fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.
Pour over the right calculation of boiling water, and allow to steep for up to ten minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and aromatics, then transfer to fridge and let tea cool completely.
Don´t forget to add ice right before serving.
Red fruit tea cold
For 1 liter you need:
8 pyramid bags of fruit tea (without caffeine) Semper Tea
2 tbsp of simple syrup, approximately
Red fruits of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries …)
Prepare the tea in the same way as in the previous recipe. Add the syrup and the red fruits. Allow to cool and refrigerate. Add the slices of lime, a lot of ice and decorate with sprigs of rosemary.
About Semper Tea your solution for your own ice tea
Semper Tea has a selection of very good quality organic teas.
Visit our online shop and discover our two tea lines:
Semper Company Tea & More, S.L.
P. I. Alcalá X, Calle 4 N 6.
41500 Alcalá de Guadaíra.
Seville – Spain
T: +34 954 30 79 36
F: +34 954 30 09 42