Pu-erh or Pu'er tea is a variety of fermented dark tea produced in Yunnan province, China, it has a unique earthy, woody character, this combined with a beautiful Irish Whiskey makes for an amazing drink... The Pu Erh Tea adds a unique character to this twist on the classic Old Fashioned.
This tea cocktail will require some prep before hand, you’ll need to steep the tea in Black Bush or you favourite Whiskey for an hour or two to allow the flavours to really marry together, maybe do this is batches and keep in the fridge for next time. Trust us, it’s worth it!
What you’ll need for this Iced Tea Cocktail
For the Pu-erh-infused Black Bush (makes 4 serves):
For the Pu-erh Old Fashioned:
1 teaspoon of demerara sugar syrup
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
50ml Pu-erh-infused Black Bush
Garnish with an orange peel (optional)
Combine the pu erh tea and whiskey in a jar and cover. Leave it to steep at room temperature for two hours, strain out the tea leaves.
To make the sugar syrup, simmer 1 cup of unrefined demerara sugar with 1 cup of water until the sugar is fully dissolved. Allow to cool and decant into a glass bottle.
Add bitters and sugar syrup to a chilled rocks glass. Add the infused whiskey and top with ice, stirring for 10 seconds.
Garnish with a twist of orange peel and enjoy!