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A gin and tonic is a perfect drink to enjoy on a warm sunny day. But if you live anywhere that doesn't have an endless supply of nice weather, then sometimes a cold, refreshing G&T might not go down as well.
But geniuses are those type of people who look at a problem and provide a solution.
Fortnum and Mason has released its own gin and tonic flavoured tea bags. For just £6.95 ($9.23), you can pick up a box containing more than a dozen tea bags that taste just like your favourite alcoholic drink.
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The company says: "We've combined green tea with real juniper berries and handpicked botanicals including coriander, fennel and lemon balm to create our refreshing Gin & Tonic Tea topped offer with fresh lime and cucumber."
Before you start buying these on bulk, the tea bags unfortunately don't have any actual gin in them. While there is such thing as powdered alcohol (where all you need to do is add water), there's no such thing
yet as powdered or a solid form of gin.
While that might turn some people off, others are delighted at the idea of infusing an awesome alcoholic drink with the warmth that comes with a brew.
Gin and tonic tea bags???? Sign me up for a few of dem apples
- Sam (@S0Don) October 12, 2017
Now when are we going to serve this tea to the customers, may have to buy a extra box for me, you know how I like my tea
- Penny Lees (@LeesPenny) October 10, 2017
Fortnum and Mason even offers a bunch of silk envelops to use with the tea bags, which reportedly help the flavours react best with the hot water. But if gin and tonic isn't your cup of tea, then it looks like the company has you covered on a few other thirsty favourites.
A flavour I never thought I'd hear about are Blood Mary tea bags: "This black tea blend infuses the flavours of fresh tomato pieces, black peppercorns, chilli flakes and zingy lemon peel. A cup of this bloody good cocktail tea will give a bold flavour punch to brunch." If you want something a bit fruiter, you could grab the Summer Cocktail Tea which is a blend of 'sweet summer fruits, accents of juniper and rose petals'.
But if you're looking for something that actually has alcohol infused into it (who wouldn't want to get drunk from eating) look no further than Prestat's gin and tonic truffles.
The truffles are infused with London Gin and juniper berries and topped with white chocolate and a 'fizz' for the tonic (which I think is industry code for popping candy). There's no indication as to how much alcohol is contained in each truffle, but I'm assuming you'd have to eat A LOT to actually get buzzed.
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