24 May 2010

Fruit Herbal Iced Tea

I spent the day at my girlfriend's parent's beach house last week.  I wanted to bring lunch, so I made my standard Chicken Salad- updated with slivered almonds and chopped hazelnuts, organic mayo, and a load of Herbes de Provence and a quick loaf of bread.  I dug through the pantry and freezer to see what kind of tea I could concoct.  What I came up with far exceeded my expectations.  I only hope that I can recreate it again!

Fruit Herbal Iced Tea

  • 14 bags Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger Tea
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 bag frozen mango
  • 1/2 bag frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup oj

  1. Brew and steep tea in 3 qts of water. 
  2. Dissolve 1 cup sugar into hot tea.
  3. Defrost frozen fruit in microwave until juices start to form and fruit turns mushy. 
  4. Pass through a food mill with the smallest disk .  Strain fruit juice into hot tea. 
  5. Add OJ and fill pitcher with ice. 
  6. Serve ice cold with a mint sprig.