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Blueberry Mint Ice Tea Recipe

This is a very refreshing summer drink for those hot summer days.  It perfectly combines the sweet and tart with a touch of refreshing mint and fresh berries to make this an addicting drink.

I think it’s a much healthier alternative to milk shakes and smoothies, plus you have control of what goes in your drink. 

Ingredients:

Blueberry syrup:

2 cups fresh Blueberries – washed

1 cup sugar

2 cups water

1 cup fresh Mint- roughly chopped

 

Green tea:

10 cups water

4 green tea bags or 2Tbsp. green tea leaves

Ice
Direction:

Steep the tea in 10 cups boiled water for 5 minutes, then disregard the tea bags and set aside to cool while we prepare the blueberry syrup. 

 

I prefer using green tea leaves, steep and strain in a French press. 

But do whichever is your favorite way of steeping tea.

Combine the tea and blueberry syrup in a large jug and mix well.  Refrigerate for couple hours.While the tea is steeping, combine blueberries with two cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes; using fork or big spoon smash the blueberries.

Add lemon juice, mint and sugar and cook for about 2 more minutes. Turn off and cool. When slightly cooled, strain through a strainer to have clear blueberry syrup.

Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves and extra ice if desired.

Enjoy!!!

 

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{ 10 comments… add one }
  • Lea@ Leascooking 07/21/2012, 8:12 AM

    Yum:) this tea looks, delicious:))) Perfect for summer!!!
    Great post Inessa✿✿✿

  • Natasha's Kitchen 07/22/2012, 10:57 PM

    I always like to try new drinks. This would be a great one to try, especially when the weather outside is in triple digits 🙂 Thank you for posting it.

    • Inessa 07/22/2012, 11:00 PM

      No kidding… today we had 105F
      Thanks Natasha 🙂

  • Sandra 07/23/2012, 2:33 PM

    I just finished exercising and boy do I need tnis now!

    • Inessa 07/23/2012, 5:17 PM

      Ohhh. I agree…It actualy would be … 🙂

  • Nadia 07/23/2012, 11:42 PM

    OMG!!! so refreshing….So perfect for CA!!!

    • Inessa 07/23/2012, 11:48 PM

      Oh Yeah.. lately with those triple digits… It’s defiantly very refreshing drink 🙂

  • Samovar Tea House 08/03/2012, 8:00 AM

    A very creative way to use green tea! Delicious.

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