What is in a White Tea Shot? When you think of taking a shot, you likely think about some sort of alcoholic drink. But a white tea shot doesn’t have any type of alcohol in it at all. Instead, it contains white tea, water, honey, lemon juice and mint leaves.
So, how do you make it? Firstly, you need to know how much is in a shot. Normally, a shot glass holds one and a half ounces, and since it is filled nearly to the rim, a shot is something in between one and a quarter and one and a half ounces of liquid.
When it comes to the white tea in the drink, this sort of tea is the least processed kind of tea. It has a delicate flavor. If you want to choose the best kind of white tea for a white tea shot, you should use White Peony or perhaps Shou Mei, or even Gong Mei varieties of white tea.
White tea is good for you because it has healthy antioxidants which help protect the body from bacteria and other germs, and is good for your heart health, as well as good for oral health. It doesn’t have caffeine in it. When you put together your white tea shot, other ingredients are also healthy too.
For instance, honey also has antioxidants, is good for digestion, and soothes sore throats. Lemon juice in the drink not only adds some tang to the flavor, it is also good for sore throats or to soothe coughs. Plus it is known to prevent kidney stones, help keep blood sugar levels stable and fight some kinds of cancer.
The other ingredients, for instance the ginger, has been used as medicine for helping people lose weight, get rid of nausea, and aid in treating heart problems. Plus it adds a nice spice to your white tea shot. Mint leaves too add some zest and help with nausea and headaches.
So, a white tea shot is not only tasty, it could also be a healthy treat. Sometimes people want to change things up so they add other ingredients like cinnamon, cardamom, juniper berries, star anise, black pepper, fruity syrups, or even dried flowers.
So, besides those ingredients, here are all the directions for putting together a white tea shot. You need to first brew the tea, then make sure to get all that tea goodness out of your teabag or loose leaf tea. Then, add in the other ingredients and put them into a cocktail shaker. Add a few ice cubes. Then, shut the shaker and start shaking it around to blend everything together. Depending on the amount of ingredients added you should get about four shots of white tea shots out of the mix.
So, the next time you are craving a shot or people say let’s do some shots, why not do some of these healthy white tea shots instead of using alcohol. They are healthy and nutritious and give you a boost of energy to your day.