Tea Syrups will easily become your new favourite household essential! Making them is simple & quick & you’ll be amazed at how many ways you can use them. Pour over crêpes, pancakes, or waffles instead of maple syrup. Or try some drizzled over oatmeal, fruit salad, yogurt or ice cream. You can also use Tea Syrups as a base to make deliciously unique TEA SODAS & TEA SPARKLERS or to mix into mocktails.
This recipe uses the tantalizing fruitiness of Mango Shade tea & regular sugar. Use it as your jumping off point, & experiment with all of your favourite SILK ROAD teas!
Want to avoid refined sugar? Follow this link to learn how to make syrup with honey, maple syrup & agave nectar.
Healthy Tip Accompanying this food item with the same tea used in the recipe (hot, iced, or as a tea latte) can enhance the enjoyment of all the flavours, as it adds a layer of complimentary flavour, which amplifies & brightens the taste of all the ingredients. Tea is also a delicious, low-calorie, healthy alternative to alcohol or sugary drinks.
As well, when you’re eating carbs or sweets, it can also be a great idea to reach for teas that help counteract these effects.
Mulberry tea has been used in Asian traditional medicine for hundreds of years as a way to support blood sugar balance & assist weight management. Studies are starting to support these ideas, & are finding that the mulberry can help block carbohydrate absorption.
Detox tea may be an even better choice when having rich or higher-fat foods, as well as carbs & sweets, as the herbs in it were traditionally consumed to counteract all three of these.
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MANGO SHADE TEA SYRUP
4 tablespoons MANGO SHADE loose tea
2 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar *(see note above to make it sugar-free)
1. Pour 2 cups boiling water over 4 tablespoons Mango Shade tea. Steep for 5 minutes, & then strain into a saucepan.
2. Add 1 cup of sugar to the saucepan containing brewed tea. Stir mixture over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved, & the liquid has a crystal clear appearance.
3. Pour mixture into a heatproof pitcher or jug, & let cool completely.
Looking for more inspiration? Here are a list of some of our favourite teas to turn into tea syrups:
Green teas: Sour Cherry, Sublime, & Earl Green