Berry Sweet Iced Tea: Three Sensational Sweet Tea Recipes

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A nice sweet iced tea made with raw (wild flower) honey, instead of processed white sugar is a great way to incorporate sweetness without the added empty calories.

Infusing organic flavored teas with fresh and frozen fruits adds nutritional benefits and layers of flavor that can be enjoyed immediately but are enhanced by sipping. It is an excellent reward after a long hard day, or to celebrate on special occasions: these recipes are delicious with an all-natural appeal to the whole family.

Ingredients are affordable for every budget, after purchasing the base for the sweet tea, you will have enough to make iced tea the whole summer! (Some ingredients are a little pricy, depending upon; quality/variety of tea selected, seasonal fruit availability, chosen frozen fruit mixes, and amount of raw wild flower honey and raw agave nectar used as well as fruit market frequented by consumer.)

The Republic of Tea’s Iced Tea Collection: Ginger Peach Black Large Iced Tea Pouches (Online through website: $6.99) and Hibiscus Sangria (Also $6.99 through website as compared to in-store purchase at Whole foods: $8.99 for 8 quart size tea bags)

 

A good advantage to buying a large quantity of organic green tea (Walmart Uncle Lee’s is $3.49 for a 40 count box or $3.98 for a box of 100 tea bags) and large bags of frozen fruit (Sam’s Club ($4.45, more or less) is being able to experiment with the infusion flavors.The tea takes on the flavor of whatever fruit is added, so quality fruit whether fresh or frozen is a must!
Mix them up and remember to let the teas infuse! Simply make up a pitcher in the morning before work (or before bed and infusing overnight for morning) is simple and easy with very little clean-up.

Natural sweeteners add a depth of flavor that tends to grow stronger the longer it is chilled.
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Each recipe features all-natural raw wild flower honey (Whole Foods Local Raw Wildflower Honey *Nature’s Golden* at $13.99 per jar) and raw agave nectar (Walmart Domino’s Organic Agave Nectar $3.98 a bottle) along with half a lemon (Whole foods for $.69) and half a lime (Whole foods $.89) freshly squeezed.

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Tools required for making Sweet Tea:

Porcelain bowl (2 quart) (For Heating filtered water, metal pots may affect taste of tea)

Microwave (For controlling temperature/boiling times. I prefer heating the water on high for 12 minutes for a nice rolling boil, microwave settings vary depending upon manufacturer.)
Wooden spoon for mixing

2 quart pitcher with lid
timer (or watch for keeping to correct steeping times)
Sensational Sweet Teas

Ginger Peach (Mixed-Berry) Black Tea

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of raw honey

1/3 cup of agave nectar

1 cup of strawberries

1 cup of frozen mixed berry fruit (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

1 cup of Dole’s Citrus Sunrise (Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, Peaches)

1 cup of frozen pitted sweet cherries

1 nectarine

4 cups of ice

2 quarts of filter water (Ozarka)

2 bags of (The Republic of Tea’s Ginger Peach Black Large Pouch Tea Bags)

Step 1. Fill 2 quart porcelain bowl with filtered water and heat until boiling.

Step 2. Add 2 bags of tea and steep for 5 to 7 minutes. (Be sure to adhere to suggested steeping times as tea tends to become bitter if left too long.)

Step 3. Fill 2 quart pitcher half ice and half frozen fruit.

Step 4. Pour steeped tea over fruit and add honey and agave nectar. (Although it can be enjoyed immediately, waiting 4 to 6 hours will infuse the fruit into the tea and make it extraordinary!)

Step 5. Stir, pour in to a glass filled with ice and enjoy.

Iced Citrus Berry Green Tea

6 bags of Uncle Lee’s Organic China Green Tea

2 Quarts of filtered water

1 cup of frozen mixed berry fruit (blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberry mix)

1 cup of fresh quartered strawberries

1 cup of fresh berries or fruit (to taste pitted halved cherries, pineapple, blackberries, kiwi, nectarine, watermelon, etc.)

½ Lemon

½ lime

1/2 cup of raw wild flower honey (or to taste)

1/3 cup of agave nectar (or to taste)

(Repeat same as steps 1-5 above)

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Special Occasion Sweet Red Berry Tea (Hibiscus Sangria)

2 bags of The Republic of Tea’s Hibiscus Sangria

2 Quarts of filtered water

1 cup of frozen mixed fruit (pineapple, mango, strawberry, peach mix)

1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 cup pitted sweet cherries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup of frozen mixed berry (blackberries, strawberry, blueberries, raspberry mix)

1 sliced kiwi

½ Lemon

½ Lime

1/2 cup of raw wild flower honey (or to taste)

1/3 cup of raw agave nectar
(Repeat Steps 1 – 5 above)

For more on where to purchase the organic teas online featured and more from above please visit these links:

  1. The Republic of Tea Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas has the best in organic teas selection and specialize in flavor-enhanced bio-degradable large pouch tea bags.
  2. Walmart also has Uncle Lee’s Tea Organic Green Teas available online with same pricing as in-store.
  3. Whole Foods is committed to local farms and the price of their in-store honey varies depending upon the bee keeper’s pricing. This webpage is an excellent resource for learning more about bees and the dangers bees face today.

(Original artwork featuring the 50’s Americana roadside poster style art by yours truly~Alynn Robi)

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Life is pain, but still there is beauty to seen. An "awesomesauceryness" to the jagged edges, perhaps?

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