Blueberry Iced TeaSubmitted by: SGREEN56
IntroductionThis is a favorite of everyone who tries it - when I make it for guests, I have to make two pitchers! This is a favorite of everyone who tries it - when I make it for guests, I have to make two pitchers!
8 ounces frozen blueberries
1/2 cup lemon juice, fresh or from concentrate
64 oz boiling water
4 regular-sized tea bags
1/3 cup sugar
1. Bring package of frozen blueberries and lemon juice to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into your pitcher, pressing out the juice using a spoon or ladle. Discard solids, or reserve for another purpose if you have one.
3. Boil the water in a saucepan or kettle, if you do not have a kettle or saucepan large enough to accomodate the 64 oz, boil as much as you can and see below for further instructions.
4. Dangle the 4 tea bags over the side of the pitcher. When the water boils, pour it over the tea bags until they are steeping in the water. Be careful of steam burns during this process. Let brew for 4 minutes.
5. Remove tea bags. If you were not able to boil 64 oz. of water, just fill the pitcher up to the top with cold water at this stage.
6. Add the 1/3 cup of sugar, more or less to taste. Stir and let cool on your countertop to avoid having your refrigerator use excess power to bring down the tea's temperature.
7. Once cool, move the pitcher to your refrigerator for final chilling. Serve over ice.
NOTE: Preparation time does not include time to cool and chill.
Delicious, refreshing and fantastic!
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SGREEN56.