I made a tea pop for the first time, and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. I started with a fairly basic tea – this supermarket herbal, in fact – in case it didn’t turn out for whatever reason, but fortunately it has!
The base is a simple syrup – 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, with 4 bags of tea infused in the boiling water for 5 minutes before the addition of sugar. I used 4 david’s perfect teaspoons of syrup and topped it off with sparkling water. It’s not quite as fizzy as I imagined, but I suspect that’s my choice of water more than anything.
I’m not usually a fan of lemon and ginger tea, but in this case I just used what I had to hand (and what I thought might be nice for my throat…) In actual fact, having made it into a syrup seems to have muffled the ginger and amplified the lemon, so it’s actually nicer than I expected. It reminds me of honey and lemon flavoured glycerine (and I’m rather a fan of that, so it’s no bad thing in my book.)
After this small success, I’m looking forward to experimenting a bit more with syrups as the weather gets warmer!