Savour the taste of summer with this Raspberry and Spearmint Iced Tea, a perfect blend of fruity tartness and minty freshness.
This iced tea is not just a drink but an experience, offering a delightful respite on a warm day.
The combination of sweet raspberries and cool spearmint creates a symphony of flavours that are both invigorating and soothing.
Here’s how to craft this refreshing beverage:
Raspberry and Spearmint Iced Tea
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Brewing Time: 3-5 minutes
- 200g of ripe, thawed frozen raspberries
- 1/4 cup of Organic Maple Syrup
- 4 bags of Planet Organic Spearmint tea
- 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
- Crushed ice, for serving
Begin by combining the raspberries and maple syrup in a heatproof jug. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, giving it an occasional gentle stir. The mixture should reduce, coaxing out the juice from the raspberries, creating a sweet and tangy base for your tea.
While the raspberries sit, take another heatproof jug and steep the spearmint tea bags in 1 litre of boiling water. Allow the bags to infuse for 3-5 minutes, ensuring a strong minty essence.
Carefully pour the brewed peppermint tea into the raspberry mixture. Stir the concoction gently, allowing the flavors to meld. Strain the liquid to remove the raspberry seeds and pulp, keeping a few of the softened berries for garnishing later.
Toss in the fresh mint leaves, giving the tea a final stir before setting it aside to cool down to room temperature. The spearmint leaves will impart a refreshing kick to the tea as it cools.
Once cooled, place the tea in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly. The longer it sits, the more pronounced the minty flavor will become, as the spearmint infuses its essence into the brew.
To serve, fill glasses with crushed ice, pour the chilled raspberry and spearmint tea over the top, and garnish with the reserved raspberries.
This Raspberry and Spearmint Iced Tea is a delightful way to stay refreshed and hydrated.
Its vibrant color and refreshing taste are sure to be a hit at any gathering or simply as a treat for yourself on a lazy afternoon.
Enjoy the burst of berry flavour followed by the cooling sensation of mint with every sip!
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