Friday, June 25, 2010

Raspberry Tea

Want a recipe for real raspberry tea?  Sure you can rip open a powder mix, but sometimes don't ya just like to say "I made it from scratch"?  Using fresh raspberries!  I do.  And this is perfect to serve with that tomato  pie I blogged about the other day!   Being in the the south...Tea is king, er... make that Queen!  So for my southern friends, or southern at heart (LOL) here's a good drink!   Enjoy

 Raspberry Sweet Tea

4 quarts water, divided
1 cup sugar (or omit, depending on your taste)
8 individual tea bags (or 4 family sized)
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and undrained
3 tablespoons lime juice


In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat.
Add tea bags; steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard tea bags

In another saucepan bring raspberries and remaining water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes.

Strain and discard pulp.

Add raspberry juice and lime juice to the tea.

Tah-Dah!


10 comments:

  1. I wish I looked at this *before* went shopping. I might have to go back out for frozen berries. Wait, I think I have some! Yeah!

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  2. i sure could have used a tall glass today. it was hot! looks so delish and easy!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  3. you have such varied recipes on this blog...yum yum yum.
    xrosey

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  4. Yummy! I love that you use real raspberries in it! Great idea!

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  5. Oooh, I love raspberry iced tea, although I have never had it with real berries. I'm going to try this one I think - it looks totally delish. ;)

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  6. This sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  7. Anything that includes raspberries has my vote!

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