Alcoholic tea is a great idea to warm up and improve our mood during freezing evenings. 

In Poland it is a drink traditionally made of black leaf tea (especially recommended is Earl Grey), strong alcohol such as vodka or rum with addition of lemon juice and sugar to taste. The tea tastes excellent also with dried raspberries or raspberry juice, and sugar can be substituted with honey. By adding a mixture of spices – cinnamon, cloves, aniseed and cardamom you prepare grog – a cocktail created and highly cherished by XVII century marines in the British Royal Navy. The concept of serving tea with some alcohol is most probably originated by English, however simultaneously Polish highlanders admired its warming properties. It is still very popular in mountains. There is nothing better after skiing than hot tea served with quite an impressive portion of spirit, but version with plum vodka is also worth tasting.

In other cold parts of Central Europe various types of alcoholic tea are favoured – in Austria it is called Jagertee, in Germany – Hüttentee (“hut tea”) or Förstertee (“forester tea”), in Czech and Slovakia – previously mentioned – Grog. British Gun-fire tea is made by simply mixing black tea with rum and it has origins in the British Army. Even today Gun-fire is a typical morning drink for the soldiers.

Alcoholic tea has not only relaxing properties, it helps relieve pain as well, stimulates the circulation of the blood, prevents heart attack and obviously cures a cold.

WHY NOT TO TRY OUR FLAVOURED TEAS ESPECIALLY PREPARED FOR WINTER SEASON:

AROMATIC
orange/cloves/lemongrass
ORIENTAL
mandarin/lime/cinnamon/cardamom
WARMING UP
lemon/mint/ginger/anise

Price: 14 PLN

 

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