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Mint Julep

$13.00$88.40

Organic
Our version of a southern classic. Fresh organic white tea leaves mixed with peppermint, rose petals and lavender. Although delicious served hot (especially as a refreshing after dinner drink), our staff adores it iced. Add a hint of sugar before it’s chilled and you will be ready to head to the races–with our without the bourbon.

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Our version of a southern classic.  Fresh organic white tea leaves mixed with peppermint, rose petals and lavender.  Although delicious served hot (especially as a refreshing after dinner drink), our staff adores it iced.  Add a hint of sugar before it’s chilled and you will be ready to head to the races–with our without the bourbon.

Mint Julep is created using Silver Needle white tea as its base.  Silver Needle, or Yin Zhen as it is traditionally called, is one of the world’s most prized white teas. It consists of only the choicest new buds of the tea plant harvested before they have a chance to open into leaves. It has a subtle, slightly sweet flavor profile with light floral notes and an understated vegetal quality.

White tea differs from various other types of tea in that it is less processed.  It comes from the same Camellia Sinensis plant as all other tea; however, the leaves are not manipulated to encourage oxidation (as with oolongs and black teas), nor are they heated to prevent oxidation (as with green teas).  White tea is simply withered to remove the moisture from the leaves and then dried to remove any remaining humidity not eliminated during the withering process.  Loose leaf white tea represents tea in its most natural, unaltered state.

 Churchill Downs sells well over 100,000 Mint Juleps each May during the Kentucky Derby. We join in the fun at our Davis Islands location by serving our own version of this famed classic as the Run for the Roses gets underway. To play along at home, mix two parts bourbon or whiskey with 1 part Mint Julep white tea and 1 part simple syrup. Shake the mixture over ice and garnish it with fresh mint.

Mint Julep is a perfect choice for just after dinner. Drink it alone as an apertif or pair it with chocolate, creme brulee or profiteroles.

During dinner, try it with roasted chicken and steamed vegetables.

We recommend steeping Mint Julep for 3 minutes at 180°.

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