Amidst the sweltering heat of summer, there's nothing quite like the rejuvenating power of a chilled beverage.
The Raspberry Leaf Iced Tea, infused with the zest of lemon and the aromatic allure of mint, is not just a drink; it's an experience.
Rooted in the traditions of herbal wellness, this tea offers a modern twist, ensuring every sip is a dance of flavours and a journey of refreshment.
Raspberry Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon and Mint
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Brewing Time: 4-5 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
- 2 Planet Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea bags
- 1/2 lemon, sliced
- A handful of fresh mint leaves
- Honey or agave syrup (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Preparation: Begin by gathering all your ingredients. Ensure the mint leaves are fresh and the lemon is thoroughly washed.
- Boiling the Water: In a kettle or saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil. Once boiled, set it aside for a minute to cool slightly. This ensures the water is just the right temperature to extract the flavors without scalding the tea.
- Steeping the Tea: In a heatproof pitcher or teapot, place the Planet Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea bags. Pour the slightly cooled boiling water over the tea bags, ensuring they are fully submerged. Allow them to steep for 4-5 minutes. The longer you steep, the richer the flavor.
- Cooling the Brew: After steeping, remove the tea bags and set the pitcher aside to let the tea cool to room temperature. For a quicker cooling process, you can place the pitcher in the refrigerator.
- Infusing with Freshness: Once the tea has cooled, add the thinly sliced lemon and fresh mint leaves. Gently muddle the mint at the base of the pitcher to release its essential oils, enhancing the overall flavor profile.
- Sweetening (Optional): If you prefer your tea sweetened, stir in honey or agave syrup. Adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
- Serving: Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the infused Raspberry Leaf tea over the ice, filling each glass to the desired level. Garnish with an additional slice of lemon or a sprig of mint for an elegant touch.
This Raspberry Leaf Iced Tea with Lemon and Mint is more than just a summer beverage; it's a testament to the art of blending flavours and the tradition of herbal wellness.
As you sip, take a moment to appreciate the dance of ingredients, each playing its part in creating this ice cold drink.
Read more about the benefits of Raspberry Leaf tea here.