The best thing about being an Instagrammer is you get free samples of the most amazing products every once in a while (though not as often as you would assume). When Pink Tea asked me if I would like to test their tea, I screamed “YES” because I mean it’s pink, right? And I love pink food! This stuff is magical!!
It’s not like some herbal tea. Pink Tea is made by drying & grinding the rind of the tropical Mangosteen fruit growing in Bali. The rind of the Mangosteens would be discarded otherwise. How cool is that? I wish I would live in Bali or anywhere close to indulging on all the tropical fruits over there!
Btw, this post is not sponsored apart from getting a free sample (twice 🙄). I am just so excited to share. Different from other tea varieties, Pink Tea is sweet. Very sweet. Like a fruit, because it’s made of fruit (obviously). If you use pink tea for oatmeal recipes or chia pudding, you will need much less sweetener, and that’s awesome. I am always trying to substitute sugar with natural sweeteners.
And it’s healthy too. Mangosteen is antioxidant-rich and contains Xanthones, which fight free radicals. Phytonutrients are highest under the skin or peel of all fruits, that’s why pink tea is so powerful. It’s probably not the cheapest stuff in the world, but it’s organic and worth the investment.
When I received my first free sample, I made these Pink Chia Overnight Oats almost every day until the bag was empty. And then I almost cried because it was gone! My daughter loves Pink Tea too, and I had to hide the package otherwise she would have eaten it all by herself. I am a selfish mother, shame on me! But I am the one who spends all her spare time taking pictures and posting on Instagram, right 😅?
For the jar above I simply mixed my Pink Chia Overnight Oats with raspberries and banana slices and topped it with raspberry compote. A heavenly combo! To make the violets stick to the wall of the jar, I dip them into the water, and that’s the trick. If your food is too liquidy your flowers will drown, but it works very well with Overnight Oats and Chia Pudding.
I also use Pink Tea for Pink Latte. My daughter was the hand model for the picture below. As you can see I used a different backdrop here, I painted an old wooden board in baby blue. I am still not sure about whether to use in future or not, but the blue goes so well with pink!
Have you ever tried to eat a violet or any other edible flower? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you 😘😘.
Pink Chia Overnight Oats with Mangosteen
The color of these vegan Pink Chia Overnight Oats comes from pink tea, which is made of the rind of the tropical fruit Mangosteen. Pink tea is a natural sweetener and perfect for every oatmeal recipe.
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats gluten-free
- 2 tbsp chiaseeds
- 1.5 cups vanilla flavoured plant-based milk
- 1/2 cup soy yogurt unsweetened
- 2.5 tbsp pink tea
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1 banana
- edible flowers
Mix old-fashioned rolled oats, chia seeds, plant-based vanilla milk and soy yogurt and allow to soak for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
Top with raspberries, banana slices and edible flowers.