Yep. I’m on a fruity tea kick. You probably will be too after you try these. So far we’ve got:
Today I present you with Raspberry Sweet (or Unsweet) Tea. Before you add a bunch of sugar, you might test it to see if you like it as-is, or at least with less than your usual amount of sugar. The fruit really adds a delicious natural sweetness that we are loving!
Raspberry Sweet (or Unsweet) Tea
- 2 quarts of water, divided
- 4 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
- 4-8 tea bags of your favorite black or green tea, depending on how strong you like your tea
- Liquid stevia, honey, or sugar to taste
- In a medium-sized pot, heat 1 quart of water and the raspberries to boiling. Add a teaspoon of sugar or honey if you like. This will help make a "raspberry syrup."
- Simmer for about five minutes.
- Mush the raspberries in the water and add the tea bags.
- Allow tea to steep for 5-10 minutes.
- Strain tea into a ½ gallon jar or pitcher.
- Add a quart of water.
- Stir in stevia or sugar if you want your tea sweetened.
- Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
- Serve over ice.
Notice how the Raspberry Tea naturally has a red tint while the Mango and Peach teas have a naturally orange-brown tint? This is the stuff “no artificial colors or flavors” is made of.
Consider the Combo
I’m now excited to try different varieties and combinations of these and other fruits. I’m thinking:
- Strawberry?? Do you think that will be good?
- Something with Lemon and/or Lime?
- This is where you leave comments giving me your ideas… :)
I’m loving the treat of these iced teas this summer!