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Drink of the Week: Sipsong Indira Tea

Story: Penelope Bass

Photo: Photo courtesy of Sipsong Tea

Recently, on a particularly scorching late afternoon, I ventured to the kitchen for something cooling to drink. Torn between the refreshing factor of iced tea and the crisp complexity of a cocktail, I found the ideal flavor compromise in a batch of Sipsong Indira Tea that I had brewed the day before. Made in Sonoma County by Sipsong Spirits founder Tara Jasper, the Indira tea was created to mimic the flavors of her favorite spirit: Jasper’s flagship Indira Gin. Appreciators of the botanical spirit will recognize the flavors in this loose-leaf blend, with traditional ingredients like juniper, angelica root and cardamom complemented by Jasper’s more unique additions like hibiscus, lavender, and pink peppercorn. When steeped, the blush-colored tea is brightly bitter with a well-rounded herbal profile—perfect for pouring over ice. Just add equal parts tonic water for a satisfying, no-alcohol alternative to a G&T. The tin brews the equivalent of four, 750 ml. bottles. $24.95, sipsongspirits.com.

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