June in Japan is well known for its very hot rainy days, so we decided today to cool a little bit down with this delicious blend of fresh made Shiso juice and a cold brew of our 2020 harvested Pine Needle Wakoucha!
This Wakoucha is a special needle-like Japanese black tea. Medium in body it has a lightly savory tase with some subtle astringency and underlying notes of molasses which matchs perfectly with the fresh, vibrant herbal flavour of the Shiso. The added hint of lemon also makes it a very refreshing drink to enjoy during this hot weather!
Find below the recipe to make your own Shiso Juice at home and try amazing tea cocktails!
-Fresh Shiso leaves 200g
-Sugar 100g (adapt to your taste)
-1 lemon juice
Boil the Shiso leaves for about 10-15mins. Then take all the leaves out and boil the infusion again. Add 100g of sugar while the juice is still hot. Let the infusion cool down and add the lemon juice. The dark Shiso juice will turn in an amazing beautiful pink colour!
To cold brew your Wakoucha, we recommend to use about 4 to 5 g of tea leaves for 500 ml of water, and to keep your cold brew in your refrigerator overnight. If you are in a hurry, you can increase the amount of tea leaves and put them in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes, your tea will also be delicious!
And it’s done!
You can find our Pine Needle Wakoucha in the link below!