Berry Blast

Want a berry delicious summer drink? Try this twist on the classic mint julep. This cocktail takes oolong with its orchid-like notes and mixes berries into the classic recipe.

Mint isn’t the only ingredient meant to be muddled. Try adding a handful of fresh berries for a sweet summer twist on the mint julep. TEALEAVES Organic Imperial Oolong adds a refreshing floral note.


Recipe courtesy of Josh Peters: The Whiskey Jug

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Berry Blast

Serves 1 Cocktail


  • 1
    TEALEAVES Organic Imperial Oolong Pyramid Teabag (Master Blend No. 2239)
  • 2 Ounces
    Kentucky Spirit
  • 1 Tablespoon
    Mint Simple Syrup (See Below)
  • 3-4
    Sprigs of Mint Leaves
  • 1/2
  • -
    Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries


  1. Steep 1 Organic Imperial Oolong teabag in 4 oz/236 ml of hot water (87ºC/188ºF is ideal).

  2. Let steep for 2 minutes, remove and cool.

  3. Muddle the mint leaves and several of each berry in the bottom of a Collins glass.

  4. Fill the glass ½ to ¾ full with ice.

  5. Mix whiskey with simple syrup.

  6. Pour over ice.

  7. Squeeze a quarter of a lime’s worth of juice in (half if you like it tart).

  8. Fill with Organic Imperial Oolong tea and enjoy!

Mint Simple Syrup


  • 1 Cup
    White Sugar
  • 1 Cup
    Fresh Mint Leaves


  1. Combine sugar, 1 cup of water and mint in a small saucepan.

  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.

  3. Remove from heat and cool.

  4. Strain through a sieve.

Tea in recipe


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