Purple Brew

By Kate


“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Crack on the kettle and brew some heather flowers for an earthy, mildly honey scented tea.
  • Chill the tea, the gin, the glass.
  • Whack the tea and The Botanist gin into a martini. Quantities how you like.
  • Tiddly touch of heather honey to sweeten.
  • Squish some brambles over the rim of the glass. Ooze.

Finished. Try pick that bramble seed out your teeth all night.

Foraging notes:

Tis’ the purple season in the hedgerows. Heather tea is said to be a mild sedative, help depression, aid insomnia and even calm nervous exhaustion – but who knows maybe it could be the gin.