Pickwick Tea Recipes – Refreshing Flavors

The history of Pickwick tea and the brand Douwe Egberts dates back to 1753.   On this year, Egbert Douwes and his wife Akke Thijsses opened up a grocery store in the town of Joure in the Netherlands.  

Until the First World War they sold a wide range of goods. The main products were coffee, tobacco and tea, in addition to confectionery, sugar, rice, pasta, chicory, cinnamon, saffron, vinegar, chocolate and dried fruit. Egbert and Akke saw their mission in selling products that “enhance the enjoyment of everyday life”.

Douwe Egbert’s business was flourishing and expanding globally and it was decided to give a tea a more English-sounding name.  In 1937 the wife of the then director came up with the best suggestion. Her favorite writer was Englishman Charles Dickens and was familiar with the work of the Pickwick Club Chronicle. She suggested the rename tea brand to Pickwick and to present time this how we know it. 

Now days you can find Pickwick teas actively sold in six countries:  the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Denmark and Belgium.  However, distribution is expanding globally.  Tea lovers appreciate the quality of tea and its variety of flavours.

You can read more about Pickwick tea, its variety of flavours, amount of caffeine and its health benefits by following THIS link.

In this post I would like to offer you unusual, interesting and yummy recipes with this aromatic tea.  

Pickwick tea with mint

Pickwick Pineapple punch

INGREDIENTS

4 bags of Pickwick Fruit Fusion Pineapple & Lemon Tea

2 clove buds

1 cinnamon stick

1 anise star

juice from 2 lemons

zest from 2 lemons

1⁄2 diced pineapple

1-2 tablespoons of cane sugar

1 litre of water

condensed milk to taste

METHOD

  •  Peel zest from lemons, use the yellow part of the skin only (the white part of the skin is bitter)
  • Mix lemon zest with all spices in a pot
  •  Add the diced pineapple
  • Pour 1 litre of water over the mixture. 
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and let mixture simmer for 10 min.
  • Lightly squeeze the pineapple with a fork to release the juice. 
  • Add 4 bags of Pickwick Pineapple tea with lemon, turn off the heat and leave to infuse for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add lemon juice and cane sugar to your taste. 
  • The pineapple punch will taste even more exotic if you add coconut milk or rum to the mixture 

Pickwick Tea Forest Fruit Tea with Mint

INGREDIENTS

3 Pickwick Forest Fruit Tea Bags

1 Pickwick Mint Tea Bag

2 handfuls of frozen forest fruit mixture

4 anise stars

honey for sweetening

1 litre of water

METHOD

  • Bring 1 litre of water to boil.
  • Add frozen fruit and spices
  • Bring water to boil again and reduce heat the lowest level
  • Add 3 bags of Pickwick Forest Fruit and 1 bag of Pickwick Mint Tea to give the tea a light herbal tinge. 
  • Leave to infuse for 8 minutes, then sweeten with honey to your taste and serve.

Pickwick Ginger Tea

INGREDIENTS

4 tea bags Pickwick Ginger with lemon and lemongrass

1 cinnamon stick

1 medium size ginger root, peeled and diced into small pieces

1 tablespoon of honey

1⁄2 sliced ​​lemon

Juice of 1⁄2 lemon

1 litre of water

METHOD

  •  Place cinnamon and ginger in a pot, add 1 litre of water.
  • Bring to boil and reduce heat to the lowest level.
  • Add 4 tea bags of Pickwick Ginger tea with Lemongrass.
  • Let infuse for 8 minutes.
  • Flavour your beverage with honey and lemon juice.
  • Add slices of lemon for decoration.
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Pickwick Cherry Tea With Cranberries and Raspberries

INGREDIENTS

4 Pickwick Cherries tea bags

5-10 fresh peppermint leaves (optional)

300 ml cranberry juice

Handful of raspberries for decoration

Handful of cranberries for decoration

1 litre of water

METHOD

  •  Boil 1 litre of water (either in a pot or in a cattle) 
  • Place tea bags in boiled water and leave to infuse for 3 minutes.
  • Add cranberry juice and mint leaves (optional).
  • Pour tea in caps.
  • Decorate with raspberries and cranberries. 

Pickwick Chai Tea

INGREDIENTS

4 Pickwick Chai Tea Bags

1 tablespoon of fennel seeds

6 cardamom pods

1 cinnamon stick

2 bay leaves

12 clove buds

6 black peppercorns

250 ml of milk 

Sugar or honey for flavoring

METHOD

  • Place all the spices to a large pot and add water
  • Bring water to boil and remove from the heat.
  • Add 4 bags of tea and let infuse for 3 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and strain the tea from all spices
  • Add milk, sugar or honey to taste

Pickwick Rose Tea with Fresh Apples

INGREDIENTS

4 tea bags of Pickwick Rosehip Tea

1 fresh apple, sliced

Peel from 1 orange (try not to get the white part of the peel, it will give your drink bitter taste)

Orange juice from 1 orange

4 cinnamon stick

4 clove buds

1 litre of water

METHOD

  • Place orange peel, slices of apple, cinnamon and clove buds in a pot and add 1 litre of water. 
  • Bring water to boil and boil for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from the stove and add 4 bags of the tea, let infuse for 5 minutes.
  • Add orange juice and honey to taste. 

Pickwick Green Tea with Cranberries, Grapefruit and Honey

INGREDIENTS

4 bags of Pickwick Green Cranberry Tea

1 medium grapefruit: sliced

2 handfuls of dried cranberries

1 litre of water

Honey to taste

METHOD

  •  Place dried cranberries in a pot, pour 1 litre of water and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add 4 bags of Pickwick tea and infuse for 3 minutes.
  • Squeeze some juice from grapefruit and place slices into the beverage.
  • Add honey to taste. 

Pickwick Plum Tea with Vanilla and Cinnamon

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INGREDIENTS

4 bags of Pickwick Fruit Fusion Plum Vanilla & Cinnamon Tea

3  stick of cinnamon

3-4 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey to taste

1 apple: sliced

1 litre of water

METHOD

  •  Place cinnamon and apple slices into a pot, add 1 litre of water and bring to boil.
  • Reduce the heat to the lowest level, add 4 bags of Pickwick tea and let brew for 8 minutes.
  • Add honey or maple syrup to taste

Pickwick Lemon Balm Tea For Good Night (will help you to fall asleep)

INGREDIENTS

4 bags of Pickwick Lemon Balm tea

A handful of fresh Thyme

1 lemon: sliced

Brown or white sugar to taste

METHOD

  • Boil water in a kettle
  • Place thyme and tea bags in a jar, pour over boiled water and let brew for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with lemon slices, add sugar or honey to taste. 

I personally love Pickwick tea. I live in Canada, so I cannot just go to the store and buy it. I have to order it from Amazon.

I like that the definitive taste of fruit and herbs as well as delicious aroma of a perfect tea.

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