Fortnum & Mason, a company that’s been around since 1707, has a new take on tea and a new take on… gin and tonic?!
Now, before we go any further, it’s worth pointing out that this tea doesn’t have a single drop of alcohol in it. It’s made from green tea along with a blend of things like coriander, fennel, juniper berries, lemon balm, and other ingredients that you’ll commonly find in a nice gin.
It doesn’t have that sting, though, and it won’t have you burping up bubbles any time soon, but it’s still supposedly a really tasty tea. We haven’t tried it – it’s been sold out ever since it went ‘viral’ and everyone has been trying to get their hands on it. A video on ‘The Hook’ recently amassed nearly 5 million views in about a day, so clearly people are into this, at least as a novelty…
Is Gin and Tonic Tea More Than Just a Novelty, Though?
It sounds like it would be good in all honesty, especially for people who enjoy a ginny taste but don’t necessarily want to get a buzz on first thing in the morning.
For about £6.95, which equals just shy of 10 Freedom Bucks, you’ll get a nice little box with 15 silky tea bags.
They refer to it as “G&T without the consequences.”
Not sure how many people out there are looking for a gin and tonic taste without the “consequences”, or “benefits”, depending on who you ask – but apparently it’s enough people to buy out the entire website.
Here’s the full description from the Fortnum and Mason‘s website:
“Enjoy a G&T without the consequences. We’ve combined green tea with real juniper berries and handpicked botanicals including coriander, fennel and lemon balm to create our refreshing Gin & Tonic Tea topped offer with fresh lime and cucumber. All that’s missing is the gin itself.
Every silky tea bag is specially packed in an envelope to be enjoyed anywhere at anytime.”
Are you interested in getting your hands on this? Too bad, you cant.
At least, not until it’s back in stock again. F&M has a form on their website where you can enter your email address to get a heads up once it’s back and stock, and from there, it’s presumably just a matter of first come / first served to buy gin and tonic tea.
Where To Buy Gin and Tonic Tea Ingredients?
Really, though, it wouldn’t be hard to make this yourself just using the same ingredients and steeping them. You could use empty tea bags if you want to drink it out of bags, or steep it like you normally would any other loose leaf tea.
Here are the different ingredients you’ll want:
Then from there, you can mix them with your favorite tea, whether it’s green, black, or whatever. Here are some of our top recommendations for the best earl grey tea, in case you’d like to use that as a starting point.