I received a selection Adagio Teas for recipe development. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links where I will receive a small commission if you purchase through the link. I love tea, whether it’s a nice tall glass of iced tea in the summer or a warming cup of hot tea on a chilly evening. My husband actually got me hooked on hot tea. He has a cup almost every evening, whether it’s warm or cool outside. When given the opportunity to try teas from Adagio Teas I jumped at it. The company generously sent me samples of many many varieties and I thought the vanilla caramel flavor combination sounded good. This time my instinct paid off.
Before working with Adagio Teas I was not familiar with the rooibos variety. Pronounced roy-boss, this tea comes from South Africa and, like many tea varieties, has some good health benefits. Adagio Teas offers a wide selection of flavored rooibos in both loose and bags.
The rooibos type of tea is often served as you would any black tea variety. Usually with cream and sugar but sometimes honey is used as a sweetener. I wanted to keep my tea pop sugar free so I did not add any sugar to the mixture. I used heavy cream to make these vanilla caramel pops and the result was an extra creamy frozen treat. If you only want or need to make a few pops, keep the remainder of the tea for iced tea or freeze for cubes. I let the pops freeze longer than a usual pop because of the cream. They seemed to need a bit more time to freeze. My popsicle molds are awesome because they catch all the drips of you frozen treat. You just use the straw to drink the liquid. Viola! Mess free!
If you’re having a party you could fill up a tea pitcher, toss in some cubes made with some tea, and let guests serve themselves. The tea cubes keep from watering down the beverage.
- 1 tea bag Adagio Rooibos Caramel Tea
- 1 tea bag Adagio Rooibos Vanilla Tea
- 4 cups water
- Heavy whipping cream to top off popsicles
- In a saucepan bring four cups of water to a boil. Once it reaches a rolling boil at 1 Adagio Rooibos Caramel and 1 Adagio Rooibos Vanilla tea bag and turn off heat. Allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and cool tea mixture completely.
- Once cooled, pour tea into popsicle molds. Depending on the size of your mold, you may use more or less tea but fill about 3/4 full leaving room to top off with heavy cream. Once all the molds are full of tea, top off with a splash, about a tablespoon of heavy cream. Place tops or popsicle sticks in mold and freeze until firm.
- Unmold and enjoy!
I have relatively small molds so I got 16 pops. Depending on the size of your popsicle molds or if you use paper cups, you could get more or less. You can certainly make fewer and use the rest of the tea as iced tea.
Some of my blogger friends and I are sharing recipes made with tea for #IcedTeaDay. A great big thank you to Adagio Teas for generously supplying the bloggers with product for development and providing a prize package for our readers! We have an incredible giveaway below and we’d love if you would take a moment to read about it and what you can win! See below for more information and how to enter to win! Thank you to Sue from Palatable Pastime for hosting this refreshing event!
- Caramel Apple Yerba Mate Iced Tea from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Cold Brewed Yerba Mate from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Iced Redbush and Elderflower Lemonade Tea from Palatable Pastime
- Iced Tropical Rooibos from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Mojito Iced Tea from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Strawberry Basil Darjeeling Iced Tea from Books n’ Cooks
- Strawberry Iced Tea from Feeding Big
- Vanilla Caramel Cream Tea Pops from Family Around the Table
Thank you to our #IcedTeaDay Sponsor, Adagio Teas, for providing the prizes free of charge.
Adagio Teas is giving away a gourmet teas gift pack (valued at $92)
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Giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older. Winner will be announced and the prize package sent after the giveaway ends on June 16, 2017. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.