Saturday, March 22, 2014

Very Berry Iced Tea

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink


Cheri and I have always loved Iced Tea, but it is usually store bought and not homemade. This past Summer {our Autumn began on March 1st} I have started experimenting more with all kinds of homemade drink recipes.

This very Berry Iced Tea was high on the list. As I use frozen berries, we can enjoy this delicious drink anytime of the year, whether the fruit is in season or not.

It never really gets that cold in South-Africa as in many other countries. Don't get me wrong, we have our odd icy cold days, but in general we have just comfortable Winters, but even as I am typing this post, I know that very soon I will complain about the weather - same in Summer. That is why the two "in between" seasons, Autumn and Spring, suit me just fine - not too warm and not too cold.

**A note on the Rooibos Tea :  This is a very popular tea, with many health benefits, in our country and we have numerous brands. I came across a post a few weeks ago, where it was mentioned that Twinings has a Rooibos Tea in their range and it is available in most countries. {Rooibos translates to Red Bush ... but please do not call it that, it is pronounced as in hubby's name "Roy-"and then "bos"}

VERY BERRY ICED TEA

About 2 liters

INGREDIENTS:

4 Rooibos Tea Bags {see note above **}
1 liter Boiling Water
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Cold Water
2 cups 100% Mixed Berry Juice
2 cups Frozen Mixed Berries

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Brew the 4 Tea Bags in the Boiling Water for 5 minutes - remove the bags.
2.) In a separate bowl, mix the Sugar and the Cold Water until it has dissolved.
3.) Pour the Tea, Sugar Water and Berry Juice into a 2 liter serving jug, making sure you have enough space left for the Frozen Berries - chill until time to serve.
4.) Add the Frozen Berries to the Tea just before serving.

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink
My selection of Mixed Berries consisted of Strawberries, Blackberries and Blueberries - the Blueberries stayed at the bottom of the jug for a while and only surfaced after we were halfway down with the Tea.

Very Berry Iced Tea ~ Best Fruity Iced Tea for all to enjoy ~ even the kids love this one ! #IcedTea #Drinks #BerryDrink
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