Iced tea becomes a more complex, flavourful drink with Sweetbird Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Syrup. As well as utilising real tea extract, this syrup brings to the party two distinct flavours: jasmine and lime juice. The jasmine adds a fragrant and floral aspect to the syrup, while the lime delivers a refreshing zing. Although the combination of ingredients may paint this product as being restrictive in what it can be used in, thats not the case. This versatile, artificial-free syrup is fantastic in cocktails, sauces, baked treats and more.
At the 1904 Worlds Fair in St. Louis, iced tea was introduced to a wide audience. It wasnt just introduced, either. The beverage thrived. With the blazing summer weather an ever-present during the event, fair goers avoided hot drinks and went with a colder option. This option was iced tea. The beverage ended up being a smash hit, and it launched iced tea as a commercial product.
In some circles, however, the Worlds Fair is wrongly attributed as being where iced tea was invented. In fact, recipes for the drink can found as early as the 19th century. Then known as tea punch and utilising green tea as opposed to black tea, this concoction was typically used to dilute punches which were liquor-filled hence the tea punch name.
Understandably, the birth and rise of iced tea mirrored the progress of refrigeration. As cooling devices like the ice house and refrigerator were developed, this led to the commercial manufacturing of pure ice. With this key component now readily available, a variety of ice-based drinks could be invented. Yet while refrigeration took off during the middle of the 1800s, it wasnt until the aforementioned Worlds Fair where iced tea got its break.
As iced tea continued to grow in popularity throughout the 20th century, variations of the drink would be devised. Depending on the country, there are various different brands and flavours of iced tea available. Lipton Iced Tea is one of the worlds most popular brands of the drink, found in countries such as India, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Ultimate Lime Tea Biscuits
These lime tea biscuits provide an exciting blast of light, buttery and citrus flavours with every bite. The biscuits are elevated to another level thanks to their whipped cream topping. This cream topping, which is infused with Sweetbird Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Syrup, delivers a fluffy contrast to the crunch of the biscuit. Even more exciting is that the whipped cream can be made at home in seconds, using a whipped cream dispenser and cream chargers.
What you will need:
Lime juice (2 tsp)
Caster sugar (150g)
Butter, softened (120g)
Lime zest (2 tsp)
Baking powder (1 tsp)
Plain flour (225g)
Bicarbonate of soda (1/4 tsp)
Sweetbird Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Syrup (60ml)
Fresh cream (240ml)
Whipped cream dispensers
- Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180C.
- In a glass, combine the milk with lime juice. After stirring these ingredients together, let this mixture stand for five minutes.
- Place the caster sugar and butter into a large bowl, creaming them together until a fluffy and light texture is achieved. Beat the egg into the mixture, and then stir in the milk mixture and lime zest.
- In a separate bowl, combine the baking powder, flour and bicarbonate. When combined, pour this into the large bowl with the creamed mixture. Blend everything together until the mixture is smooth and consistent.
- Grab a couple of ungreased baking trays. Get a spoonful of the biscuit mixture and place onto a tray, and continue doing this until 24 rounded biscuits are made. Place in the oven for about ten minutes. The telltale sign the biscuits are done is when their edges turn a light brown colour. When ready, remove the biscuits from the oven and leave them to cool on the baking trays for five minutes. Now transfer to a wire rack so they can cool completely.
- With the assistance of a whipped cream dispenser, its time to create the whipped cream. Add the fresh cream and Sweetbird Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Syrup into the dispenser, and screw firmly shut. Next, screw a whipped cream charger into the device, and give the dispenser an energetic shake, doing so for a few seconds to create a fluffy whipped cream.
Note: Depending on the amount of whipped cream desired, it may be necessary to use multiple cream chargers/ more whipping cream. Add more syrup as required.
- With the biscuits suitably cooled, squirt an even portion of the whipped cream onto each biscuit. Smooth the cream out with a knife. For that extra aesthetic flourish, feel free to add a sprinkling of lime zest on top of the biscuits.
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