The Wolseley launches sparkling tea

The Wolseley launches sparkling tea

Hot on the heels of announcing our tea partnership with The Wolseley, we have collaborated on a brand spanking new tea concept: the Canton Sparkling Tea.

Cold, alcohol-free drinks are hot right now as people are fed up with the over sweet, bottled juices and soft drinks mainly on offer.  There is a great opportunity to supply the growing demand for lighter, more complex, less sweet options. Make them yourselves and they bring a distinctive twist to differentiate you - and great margins.

Mocktails can be quite a commitment and are not always appropriate for lunch. Iced tea is a superb option but hasn’t been fully embraced in the UK just yet. Perhaps it’s reputation is tainted by the super-sweet US counterpart? Well, we’re working on that (just see our Simple Iced Tea recipe). 

In the meantime, we’ve taken tea-inspired drinks to the next level with a delicious sparkling tea – thirst-quenching and ideal with food, morning, noon and night.

Alice explains the thinking behind them:

“I developed the sparkling tea recipes specifically for catering; the concentrate tea is prepared in advance in one litre batches. Unlike most other sparkling tea recipes, ours contains very little sugar, and none of our teas contain preservatives, making it an ideal alternative to the usual sickly sweet soft drinks on offer.
We chose these three teas for their distinctive colours and their gorgeous, naturally-scented flavours. The amber Earl Grey has a soft tea base with the soaring citrus notes of cold-pressed organic Calabrian bergamot oil. The vivid scarlet Berry and Hibiscus is steeped in natural blueberry, strawberry and blackcurrant fruit, sharpened by the lovely tart hibiscus. And the champagne-coloured Jasmine is just a fragrant bouquet of summer flowers. Bliss.”

The Wolseley is the first of our partners to launch, with sparkling Earl Grey, sparkling Berry and Hibiscus and sparkling Jasmine Bud. Each one is served over ice and topped with citrus peel and chilled soda water. The recipes were developed by Alice Evans, Canton’s Head of Tea, in close collaboration with Head Barista at The Wolseley, Lukas Krupala.

Ideal as a non-alcoholic aperitif or with Afternoon Tea, these deliciously different, long cool drinks complement sweet and savoury food. Try them this summer at The Wolseley, Piccadilly.

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