Camomile Tea Martini

If I could drink only one thing for the rest of my life (other than water) I would pick tea, not gin or anything else. I love tea. It can be a gentle pick-me-up, a social bonding agent, a family focal activity or my first positive sensory experience of the morning.

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I’ll usually drink simple black tea blends with milk, mostly Ceylon or English breakfast. Every now and then I’ll drink camomile tea.

For a Sunday evening martini I thought a camomile tea would be a good starting point as a variation on the usual classic. It was very easy to make.

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I made a pot of tea with two camomile tea bags and enough water to make a cup. I left it to brew for about 15 minutes then poured the tea into a cup. I stirred in half a spoonful of honey although this could be adjusted to taste. I then chilled the tea. You could put it in the freezer for an hour or the fridge for an hour or two.

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Next I took a slice of orange peel and squeezed some of the oil into the glass. I then added a dash of vermouth (or to taste) then about two measures of the chilled tea.

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I then topped it up with gin and garnished with some more orange peel.

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The flavour was subtle, with a hint of bitter orange which contrasted the sweetness of the honey and vermouth. It was very simple to make.

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