Energize with eteaket
This post is sponsored by eteaket, Leaf Tea Experts, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I first visited eteaket when I was studying abroad in 2016, and my friend Emily and I had a wonderful afternoon tea at the Tea Room. The Concept Store is also one of my favourite places to pop in. I’ve been working with eteaket for three months through the #eteaketambassador program, in which I post photographs, Instagram stories and posts, and blog posts in exchange for gifted merchandise every month.
Cheers to eteaket for a great three months! I even have a 20% discount code for online orders. Just enter strikesofluckfollower at checkout!
Who doesn’t love “an absolute riot in a tea cup?” Today on the blog, for my last official post as an #eteaketambassador, I created a fun way to hydrate with the Cranberry Apple Riot tea in the 7 Day Detox Collection.
Special thanks to Emily of Some Pretty Thing for the amazing photographs!
One of my favourite accessories is my water bottle. Additionally, I love my watch, my Haiti bracelet, and my purse, but I’m definitely a big fan of hydration too. I spotted my 24 Bottles water bottle in Edinburgh at first, but ended up purchasing this Atlantic Bay one when I was traveling in Brussels with Emma. For reference, I purchased it at Hopono Bruxelles, an amazing concept store where I picked up a few cute postcards and this bottle.
Fun fact: When I was doing my research for this blog post, here’s what the 24 Bottles website said about my bottle in particular: “Atlantic Bay is the color of ocean’s shorelines and blue-green lakes, and also of Scotland’s misty, breathtaking landscape.” Even better!
eteaket’s wonderful description of the Cranberry Apple Riot: “Our Cranberry Apple Riot fruit infusion is quite simply a superlative blend of cranberry and apple pieces that produces a riotous fruity taste! The apple creates a beautifully sweet taste with the cranberry pieces adding a slightly tart finish. An absolute riot in a tea cup.”
So this blog post even has THREE recipes for the price of one! I’ve included all of the recipes from the previous G&Tea cocktails (cute name courtesy of eteaket) and the one from today, called the Cranberry Cooler.
The gorgeous box above was designed by Andy Johnston of Eido, a brand consultancy and graphic design firm based in Edinburgh. I love all of the detail that eteaket includes on the website, including this great description of the box: “This unique design has some subtle Scottish touches on the outside – thistles leaves and stag antlers intertwined with tea ingredients – opening up to reveal a burst of colour, joy and excitement inside – just as with eteaket teas!”
The 7 Day Detox Collection Tea Chest includes these 7 teas to encourage an #eteaketmoment with calm thoughts and healthy intentions:
Blueberry Rooibos (for fruity flavours), Perfect Peppermint (for prepping your palate), Lemon & Ginger (for scaring away those winter colds), Cranberry Apple Riot (for my personal favorite), Decaffeinated Breakfast Blend (for a tasty cup without caffeine), Gyokuro (for eteaket’s favourite green tea), White Peony (for good vibes)
Recipe time! For your ideal Cranberry Cooler (per person), you’ll need 1 tsp of Cranberry Apple Riot tea. eteaket says that for any fruit, herbal, or rooibos tea, you must also have 300 mL of water, heated to 100°C. Steep your Cranberry Apple Riot for 5-7 minutes, and then comes the creative part. Add a handful of dried cranberries (any brand you like), a splash of agave nectar (or your sweetener of choice), and a few ice cubes for that perfect water bottle drink. Once you’ve poured your Cranberry Cooler into your favourite water bottle, have a fun and hydrating day at school, work, or wherever you adventure!
Highland Tea: 1/2 cup brewed eteaket Winter Baked Apple & Almond tea (could be substituted for any fruit infusion/tea), 150 mL Edinburgh Gin & Tonic from the can, 15 mL lemon juice, garnish with lemon peel, serve hot
Ladies Who Lunch: 1/2 cup brewed eteaket Royal Earl Grey tea, 150 mL Edinburgh Gin & Tonic from the can, dash of lemon juice, dash of elderflower liquor (not used in this recipe, but advised by Good Housekeeping), garnish with lemon peel, serve hot
Happy tea time!
Lucky Strike of the Day: I love Leo’s Beanery and couldn’t resist the coffee creams advertised on the Instagram- I was lucky enough to get the last one! I also visited Maki & Ramen Sushi & Noodle Bar for the first time and tried the salmon ramen- so good!