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.


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


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.


  • 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.


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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  • 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.

    I wish we lived closer so we could go for a bike ride together.

    • 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.

      • 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.

          • 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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