About a year and a half ago my not-so-little brother was getting married to an amazing woman. My wife Laura and I were staying up in Sedona Arizona for the festivities. The entire wedding was one of the most memorable experiences in my life, and I wouldn't trade that time for anything. Laura and I were asked to be in the wedding, and part of the typical pre-wedding rituals included the beautiful bride sharing some time with her bridesmaids. My sister in law started one morning with a flight of mimosas. Laura remembers sampling out a traditional orange juice mimosa, but there was also cranberry mimosas, guava mimosas and more! Because we're tea people, Laura had the idea of replacing the juice with tea. Not only would it taste delicious, but it was healthier too! So today we look at how to make your very own Teamosa right in your kitchen in 5 minutes or less!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
For this recipe, we are using our Sonoran Blossom Blood Orange Herbal Tea. We chose this tea because it tastes very citrusy, and is a great replacement for the orange juice used in traditional mimosas.
This tea is caffeine-free, with a creamy, citrus flavor and aroma. It's perfect on it's own, or served with our delicious teamosa recipe!
In this recipe we used a cheap bottle of Cook's champagne. We are not affiliated with them and did not receive any paid promotions. But it was an affordable bottle of champagne, and we have kids to feed :)
We recommend using purified water for this recipe. Tea is an amazing flavor absorber. In fact, it is so absorbent that some of our flavored teas actually don't contain any flavoring, rather the tea is placed next to a scent like jasmine, and a light fan blows the flavoring onto the leaves.
So if you choose to use a water that has any flavor to it, your teamosa will taste like that flavoring. And a chlorinated teamosa is not a tasty teamosa! We purchase purified water to use in our ready to drink tea line, but you can pick up purified water from any local grocery store.
Note: One of the best ways you can support small business, and live a sustainable life without sacrificing lifestyle is by purchasing your purified water from a local vendor.
1/3 measuring cup
Mason Jar (8-24 oz)
Champagne or wine glass
The first step in making your own delicious teamosa is to brew your tea. We chose to cold brew our tea for this teamosa because sometimes hot brew can put a bitter taste into the tea. And since we're not wanting a savory flavor, rather going for a fruity, citrusy profile, cold brew is the best option.
To cold brew your tea you will need a mason jar, water, and your tea.
You will use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8 oz of water for cold brewing your tea. In our video above we used a 24 oz mason jar which means we used 3 teaspoons of Blood Orange Tea.
Simply pour in your tea, fill with your purified water, and allow to chill in the fridge overnight, or for 6-8 hours.
This is the easiest step. Strain out your tea leaves!
Mix up your teamosa! This recipe calls for 1/3 cup of tea, and 2/3 cup of champagne. So pop those bottles, pour your tea and champagne into your champagne or wine glass, give it a swirl, and enjoy!
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