Tea Recipes

Blackberry Sage Sunbeam


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Soak up those delicious sunrays with this refreshing tea cocktail (or mocktail!). The honey-sage simple syrup harmonizes well with the blackberry notes over the black tea base. Brew up a couple of these potions for your next afternoon spent soaking up the sun.


Makes 2 glasses // Prep Time: 30 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes


Honey-Sage Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup fresh sage leaves (stems removed)


  • 1 rounded tsp loose leaf or 1 sachet/bag black tea (Blackberry Sage by The Republic of Tea works well in this recipe!)
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 12 oz fresh blackberries
  • 4 oz bourbon
  • 3 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 oz honey-sage simple syrup
  • A sprig of fresh sage
  • Ice cubes


Honey-Sage Simple Syrup

Bring the water and sage to a soft boil in a small saucepan. Stir in honey and then reduce heat to lightly simmer for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat to cool, cover, and let infuse for 30 minutes-1 hour (the longer you let it infuse, the stronger the flavor!). Pour syrup through a mesh strainer, pressing on the sage leaves to extract maximum flavor, into a sealable jar (mason jars work well) and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks!


Heat the water to around 212°F and steep tea for 3-5 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes).

In a cocktail shaker, combine the blackberries, lemon juice, and honey-sage simple syrup, and muddle with a muddler or end of a wooden spoon. Strain evenly into two cocktail glasses, pressing on the blackberries to extract the goodness. Add in a handful of ice cubes to each glass, and then 1/2 cup of the tea and 2 oz of the bourbon to each cocktail. Stir gently, garnish with blackberries and sage leaves, and enjoy!

Looking for a non-boozy option? Try this Blackberry Mint Iced Tea recipe!




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