The Lab

Northern Lights Iced Tea

Embrace the cold with this wintery iced tea. This sweet and citrusy beverage turns from green to pink with the addition of lemon juice. The butterfly pea flower syrup we’ll create can be used in a variety of other beverages like seltzers or other flavored lemonades.

Pea Flower Simple Syrup

Ingredients:
12oz Filtered Water
10oz Sugar
3g Butterfly Pea Flower

Step 1: Combine all ingredients, stirring until no crystals remain.
Step 2: After steeping for 5 minutes, strain out pea flowers
Step 3: Bottle and date. Can be used for up to 2 weeks if kept refrigerated.

Northern Lights Iced Tea

Ingredients:
10oz Batched Brewed Yuzu White Iced Tea
2oz Butterfly Pea Flower Syrup

1oz Lemon Juice
Ice

Step 1: Mix 2oz Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Syrup and 12oz Yuzu White tea in a 16oz glass.
Step 2: Stir and top with ice, leaving approximately ½ inch of room
Step 3: Float 1oz lemon juice on top of beverage and it will change from green to pink like the northern lights

Patrick McKeown

Patrick began his coffee journey on Long Island at a small coffee bar and roasting at home. Since then he has been a barista, manager, and craft roaster in NYC.