Linda Appel Lipsius
Co-Founder & CEO
Teatulia Organic Teas
Introducing Tea to Your Toddy
At Teatulia Organic Teas, we recently published our first cookbook with 75 unique cocktail recipes featuring the hottest trend in mixology—tea! It’s true. Tea is making its way—in a big way—into the bartender’s mix of totally unique cocktail ingredients. Mixologists from some of Denver’s hottest restaurants shared handcrafted cocktail recipes for our new book, and we want to share one with you.
Creative mixologist Kevin Burke, from Denver’s own Colt & Gray restaurant, crafted a Swedish Toddy using Teatulia Tulsi Infusion Tea. It features aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor infused with herbs like caraway, cardamom, anise, and citrus peel. This spiced spirit pairs perfectly with the invigorating and full-bodied spiciness of our black tea and Tulsi herb blend. Hot-brewed Tulsi Infusion Tea is the base of this cocktail, so it will keep you warm during these mid-winter months.
Recipe from Kevin Burke of Colt & Gray and featured in Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist’s Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails by Amanda R. Gehring with Teatuila Organic Teas.
Makes 2 cocktails
1 pyramid tea bag or 1 teaspoon loose leaf Teatulia Tulsi Infusion Tea
1 teaspoon honey
2 ounces aquavit (Krogstad or O.P. Anderson)
1. To make the tea, brew tea bag or leaves in 8 ounces (about 1 mug) of boiling water for about 5 minutes. Remove tea bag or leaves.
2. Dissolve honey in hot tea and add aquavit. Divide between 2 glasses and garnish with lemon twists and star anise.
Linda Appel Lipsius
A Denver native, Linda Appel Lipsius is a tea purist. Introduced to Teatulia by her good friend and business partner, Bangladesh native Anis Ahmed, Linda has learned to love and cherish everything about this ancient beverage. A natural for the tea business, Linda lived in Ireland and England and traveled throughout Asia where she learned how central tea is to so many cultures around the world. Now her mission is to educate the American consumer about the benefits of high quality, sustainably-grown tea.
Lipsius began introducing Teatulia’s single-garden teas to the United States in 2006. Before her career in tea, Linda was a Vice President of Denver-based Orange Glo International where she launched leading brands OxiClean, Kaboom, Orange Glo and Orange Clean in the US, Europe and Asia. Prior to Orange Glo, she directed marketing campaigns for Roche Laboratories at Young & Rubicam. Linda earned her BA from Columbia University and MBA from New York University. A two time featured speaker at the World Tea Expo on the topic of sustainable tea gardens, Linda is an avid runner, yogi and tennis player.