We are always looking for interesting ways to work tea into mixed drinks, and today we have what we think is a delicious twist on a Moscow Mule (sans alcohol).
Now, when it comes to our Maté collection, Maté Brio tends to get all the glory. It is delicious so we understand the following it has—Yerba mate, hibiscus, blackberries, and a touch of cinnamon and cardamom for warmth—it’s a bold, unique blend.
However, we also think Maté Zen deserves it’s moment in the sun. This blend is an uplifting combination of roasted and toasted yerba maté, orange peel, and orange blossoms. The roasted maté adds an earthy sweetness to an otherwise herbaceous flavor profile. Green tea and citrus lovers, this is the maté blend for you. With it’s high caffeine content (without any of the crash associated with coffee caffeine), Maté Zen makes for an ideal morning brew, or a little pick me up around 3pm when you feel the afternoon slowly chipping away at your will to stay awake.
This blend also makes a fantastic simple syrup, and that’s how we’re using it in today’s drink! And without further delay, let’s get to our recipe. You’ll Need:
2 tbsp Maté Zen loose leaf
1 can ginger ale or ginger beer
1.5 tbsp Agave
Maté Zen Mule(ish)
1oz Maté Zen simple syrup
4-6oz Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
Juice of half a lime
Make your simple syrup first. In a measuring cup, combing Maté Zen and boiling water, steep for 5 minutes. Strain into a glass and add the agave. Stir until dissolved.
Fill a highball glass with ice, and add your simple syrup. Top with ginger ale for a sweeter taste, or ginger beer for a spicier drink. Add a squeeze of lime juice, and stir gently.