This citrusy mocktail is perfect for summer! It has all the flavor of a delicious margarita without any alcohol added. Instead, white peony tea is used for a sober-curious drink that is bursting with flavor and antioxidants!
White peony tea is a type of Chinese white tea. It’s made from the Camellia sinensis plant, just like other varieties of tea such as green tea, black tea, and oolong tea. White peony tea is highly regarded by tea enthusiasts for its delicate flavor, perfect for creating a mocktail.
Here are some key characteristics of white peony tea:
- Appearance: White peony tea consists of young tea leaves and unopened tea buds that are covered with fine, silvery-white hairs. The leaves are larger and more substantial compared to other types of white tea.
- Flavor: It has a mild and slightly sweet taste with floral undertones. The flavor is often described as smooth, subtle, and refreshing. The taste profile may vary slightly depending on the specific growing region and processing methods.
- Processing: White peony tea is minimally processed, which helps to preserve the natural characteristics of the tea leaves. After plucking, the leaves and buds are withered and dried. Unlike green tea, white peony tea undergoes minimal oxidation, resulting in a lighter color and flavor.
- Health Benefits: Like other types of tea, white peony tea is known for its potential health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage caused by free radicals. White peony tea is also believed to have properties that may support cardiovascular health, boost the immune system, and promote healthy skin.
Satsuma mandarin is a type of citrus fruit known for its sweet and juicy flavor. It’s a variety of mandarin orange and is named after the Satsuma Province in Japan, where it was first cultivated. Here are some key characteristics of Satsuma mandarins:
Satsuma mandarins are typically small to medium-sized citrus fruits with a slightly flattened shape. They have a thin, smooth, and easy-to-peel skin, which separates easily from the fruit segments. They have a sweet and tangy flavor that is less acidic compared to other citrus fruits. They are known for their intense sweetness and juiciness, making them a popular choice for fresh consumption.
One of the distinguishing features of Satsuma mandarins is they’re seedless. Most Satsumas are seedless or contain only a few seeds, which adds to their appeal for easy eating and juicing. The juice of Satsuma mandarins is also popular and can be used in beverages or as a flavoring in cooking.
Like other citrus fruits, Satsuma mandarins are a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and various antioxidants. They also contain essential minerals like potassium and folate.
- 1/2 cup fresh satsuma mandarin juice
- 2 lime juice
- 1 agave nectar
- 1 Pique White Peony Tea
- 1/2 cup cold water
- Salt for rim (optional)
- Sprig of fresh thyme for garnish
- Lime wheel for garnish
- In a glass or martini shaker, combine water and tea crystals, stir to dissolve. Add satsuma juice, lime juice and agave nectar. Stir to combine.
- Rim a tall glass with salt and fill with ice. Pour satsuma mockarita over ice and garnish with fresh thyme and a lime wheel. Enjoy!
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