Sponsored review: Twinings Moroccan mint tea mojito

Sponsored review: Twinings Moroccan mint tea mojito

div style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22437005@N03/9467408254/" title="IMG9801 by nishamani2006, on Flickr"img alt="IMG9801" height="640" src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2852/946740825446ed514431z.jpg" width="461" //a /divBoth Ro and I enjoy a good cuppa tea every once in a while. Mostly weekends, we try making all these different types of tea and enjoy it with some biscuits and such. I particularly love experimenting with it..like making a macaron flavour with it, different flavours of iced tea's with it, the occasional masala chai and our favourite the mint tea.br /br /I received a couple of boxes of a href="http://twinings.co.uk/" target="blank"Twinings tea/a to review and after enjoying some with our biscuits and cakes, I decided to try something new. I had never made a cocktail with tea, and my love for everything cocktail made me try this Moroccan inspired mojito. Its such a cool recipe..i mean it combines my favourite mint tea with rum and really, what's not to like about that?br /br /div style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22437005@N03/9465865038/" title="IMG9862 by nishamani2006, on Flickr"img alt="IMG9862" height="640" src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/9465865038eeeb27c6f0z.jpg" width="481" //a /divI also absolutely love the whole a href="http://twinings.co.uk/about-our-tea/afternoon-tea" target="blank"Afternoon Tea/a idea. I find it incredibly romantic, to dress up and go to a fancy hotel for some tea. I have been wanting to throw a tea party at mine for a long time, but haven't had the time to do it. But I did whip up some macarons for an afternoon tea-ish session with friends beginning of summer. I served them with Twinings Earl Grey (my favourite), English Breakfast and Assam tea- all great tea's. The English breakfast makes a mean mint tea as well. But be careful to not let it steep too much, or else your mint tea is gonna taste bitter. I have wasted waaay too much tea with that mistake.br /br /bRecipe adapted from a href="http://www.bojongourmet.com/2013/07/moroccan-mojitos.html" target="blank"here/a (Makes 2 to 3 glasses)/bbr /div style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22437005@N03/9463082599/" title="IMG0294-1 by nishamani2006, on Flickr"img alt="IMG0294-1" height="640" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7390/9463082599be1f39d3b4z.jpg" width="448" //a /divTwinings English Breakfast- 2 bagsbr /Boiling water- 1 1/2 cupsbr /Cardamom pods- 20, crushedbr /Sugar- 3 tbsp (adjust accordingly)br /Mint leaves- 10 to 15br /Lemon juice- 3 tbspbr /White rum- 3 ozbr /Icebr /div style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22437005@N03/9463082815/" title="IMG0323 by nishamani2006, on Flickr"img alt="IMG0323" height="640" src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/9463082815c098002d45z.jpg" width="427" //a /divInto a measuring cup put in the tea bags and bruised cardamom pods.br /Pour enough boiling water to make 1 1/2 cups of liquid in total.br /Seep for about 2 to 3 minutes, remove the tea bags, but not the cardamom and store in the refrigerator till ready to use.br /Meanwhile, muddle the mint and sugar together in a cocktail shaker and keep aside.br /When ready to serve, add the tea mix to the cocktail shaker, followed by lemon juice, rum and some ice cubes.br /Shake away and then pour into individual glasses, top with a sprig of mint, a lime wedge and some ice and you are good to go.br /br /div style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/22437005@N03/9463082189/" title="IMG9853 by nishamani2006, on Flickr"img alt="IMG9853" height="640" src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7332/946308218920e469b3ee_z.jpg" width="427" //a /diviNotes: The drink was not sweet at all, so the second batch i made, I used sugar syrup (1/4 cup) instead of sugar and added it to the tea mix when it was still warm. The mint leaves were muddled on its own./ibr /iAdd more rum if you want it super boozy :)/ibr /br /iWith thanks to Twinings for the samples/i

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