For all those gin and tonic fans out there, there's nothing quite as refreshing as drinking a good old G&T on a hot day. What's not so refreshing is the hangover after getting carried away with it. Well now you can ditch the hangover and have your gin and tonic, too, thanks to Fortnum & Mason's Gin & Tonic Tea.
Fortnum & Mason's Gin & Tonic tea bags have all the flavorful, handpicked botanicals you could want from your favorite brand of gin, but in tea form, of course. Coriander, lemon balm, and fennel, along with real juniper berries are combined with green tea, then topped off with fresh lime and mint. Sounds like a smashing G&T tea blend to me. The only thing the gin and tonic tea bags don't have is the actual gin itself. That means you can have your nightcap, or three, and wake up refreshed, ready to tackle the day.
The Gin & Tonic Tea is available online at Fortnum and Mason. Whether you're in Texas, France, New Zealand, Ireland, or New York, the company will indeed place international orders outside of England. Due to international shipping, a box of the silky tea bags carefully sealed in individual envelopes will run you around thirty Euros, or around $35.
A little pricey, but considering a bottle of top shelf refreshing gin will cost you more than that, it doesn't sound so bad. If G&T isn't your thing, they also make other alcohol themed teas including a Bloody Mary and Summer Cocktail Tea. This is just what your afternoon tea at your desk needs to get you through the rest of the day.
Of course, if gin-lovers can't resist adding a splash of gin to your G&T green tea, Fortnum & Mason also makes a T.E.A. Jasmine Gin. The small batch distilled gin is handcrafted using sugar beets from a local farm. The gin is infused with ethically source Jasmine Silver Tip Tea, along with botanicals of English juniper, Seville orange zest, English rose petals, coriander, bay leaf, and cardamom.
For a company that's been around since 1707, it sure does sound like they know their stuff. Tonic lovers, want more from your gin? Check out these 17 autumn gin cocktail recipes.