Blueberry Iced Green Tea

How is the weather in your parts? Here in Ohio, it has been unseasonably warm! As I speak, there is not a single fleck of snow to be seen! This time last year we were buried deep in snow and freezing our tushies off in subzero temperatures. I can’t be happier (cannot stand the cold!) 🙂

So anyway, about this drink- I love hosting dinners at our home, and I love to serve nontraditional foods at these get-togethers. I first tried my hand at this (recipe found at Closet Cooking) delicious Blueberry Iced Green Tea (along with a mango shake) at an Iftar (break fast) party this past Ramadan. It was a hit and gone in no time. Since then, I’ve made this countless times and it is always a something that gets rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It is quick to throw together, and is a great alternative to serving soda at gatherings!

 

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Blueberry Iced Green Tea

Yield: 8 Cups

Ingredients:

For Blueberry Syrup:

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ lemon, juiced

For Iced Tea:

  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 4 green tea bags
  • Ice, to serve

Directions:

Make Blueberry Syrup:

Place blueberries, sugar, and water in a medium saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and strain the mixture into a container (discard solids). Mix in lemon juice and set aside to cool.

Make Iced Tea:

Pour 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add ½ cup water and tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.

Stir in remaining 5½ cups water and prepared blueberry syrup. Refrigerate until ready to serve, adding ice as needed.

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6 responses

  1. Woow this looks super nice, I’m struggling to get one of my kids to drink tea as I need to inject some caffeine into his body for health issues, I’ll try your recipe but may be in spring when it is a little warmer. Nice job dear.

  2. This looks ice-cold and it’s freezing over here but no snow! Blueberries are not a fruit I normally buy, but they are so good for you and combining them with super healthy green tea is a great idea! Might try this in Ramadan too. Are you on twitter?

  3. What’s your definition of warm? Because our warm for this time of year is about 10C but I spoke to someone abroad who was saying that they were having freezing weather – turned out to be 10C for them too!!

    Lol but anyways, I love the look of this! I drink so much green tea so can definitely see myself making this soon.

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