CEimB Lemon Ginger Iced Tea with Berry Cubes

by Joanne on May 26, 2011

Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of iced tea when the summer heat is making our body temperatures rise?  Ellie came up with a recipe that beats the heat, refreshes, and makes you feel good inside.  It’s not too sweet (but of course I didn’t add the amount of honey recommended in the recipe), but it is lemony, cold, and the berry cubes are so much fun to eat.

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The recipe was chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet.

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Makes 6 glasses of iced tea

  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries (rinse to clean)
  • Ice cube trays
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 oz honey *Ellie uses 1/3 cup so if you enjoy sweetened tea, make sure to add more honey.
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger
  • 6 tea bags *I used Organic Oolong and Kombucha Green tea. Ellie recommends White Tea.

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  • 3 lemons, juiced (1/2 a cup)
  • lemon slices for garnish (you can also use mint)

Begin 6 hours ahead of serving time.  Put the raspberries in the ice cube tray and fill the trays with water. Allow to freeze over 6 hours.

In a saucepan, add the honey, 2 cups of water, ginger and bring to a boil.  Reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add the tea bags.  Let the tea steep for up to an hour.  Pour through a strainer to strain out the ginger and tea bags.

Put the strained liquid in a pitcher and add the remaining 6 cups of water.  Add the lemon juice. Chill.

When ready to serve, place 3 berry cubes in each glass, fill with tea and garnish with lemon and/or mint.

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Way to go Mary.  Good pick for this time of year.  It sure put us in a summary mood.

What’s your FAVORITE tea brand or flavor?  Do you like herbal teas?

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5 Comments

  • At 2011.05.26 11:21, The Green Girl said:

    This tea looks so delicious. I’m not a tea drinker (I know, so un-Asian of me) but last year I started making myself drink green tea with honey and I am okay with that.

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    • At 2011.05.26 15:38, Liz said:

      I loved this week’s pick, and your pictures are beautiful! I am a big tea drinker, but I usually stick to herbal blends. My favorite is a loose leaf mix from Teavana – their blueberry bliss + lemon lime is amazing. I am also a big fan of green tea but try to stick with decaf for the most part.
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      • At 2011.05.26 16:10, Mary said:

        So glad you liked this pick. I thought it would be a nice kick-off to summer :).

        • At 2011.05.26 17:38, McKayla @ Green Groats said:

          Oh yes. I do love iced tea!! This looks like a great recipe!

          I go through phases of liking certain types of tea. This winter I drank decaf constant comment almost ever morning. Right now, I’m in love with Rooibos tea! I’m also a big early gray with milk fan.
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          • At 2011.05.26 18:42, claudia lamascolo said:

            What an elegant idea! I love those berries in that drink cant wait to try it!
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