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Blackberry Lime Green Tea Recipe

Blackberry Lime Green Tea Recipe

The health benefits of green tea are wonderful as evidenced by various scientific studies! From giving a boost to your metabolism to minimizing the risks of heart disease, more and more number of people have started incorporating a cup of green tea to their daily diet. Especially in summer, having a cup of iced green tea works wonders. And if you’re in mood for a twist, you can try some tangy flavors with your green tea. To shrug-off the heat, this summer I tried making blackberry lime green recipe. I have been wanting to experiment with my green tea drink for a long time now, and finally I tried something new. Considering that I’m a big fan of berries, it didn’t take long for me to start adapting to the taste this drink. Fresh and fabulous, this non-alcoholic drink can conveniently be served to people of any age group. It is one of the easiest ways to get your family members to drink this healthy drink without even knowing it. As mentioned earlier, green tea has a lot of health benefits. I possibly eliminated a few of them by adding the sugar, but you can do away with it by adding sugar substitutes to keep your drink sugar-free. I made of pitcher of iced tea and then prepared some blackberry lime green tea as a tester. It tasted absolutely wonderful. To that, I wanted to add some more mint flavor, as I was in the mood to experiment. So I muddled some mint leaves into the bottom of another glass and poured my drink into it. And guess what, it turned out to be great! Another reason why this drink is absolutely wonderful is because it tastes amazing even without sugar or sweetener. Check out the recipe and try it out for yourself. I personally prefer using Tetley Green Tea for this recipe.
Ingredients:
  • fresh blackberries - 4 cups
  • sugar - 2 cups
  • baking soda – a pinch
  • hot water - 4 cups
  • green tea bags - 8
  • cold water -1 cup
  • fresh lime juice - 1/4 cup
Instructions:
  • Thoroughly cleanse the blackberries. Place them in a large bowl and mix them with 2 cups of sugar or sugar substitutes.
  • Smash the blackberries completely or blend them in a blender.
  • Add a pinch of baking soda. Stir well and keep it aside.
  • Next, heat around 4 cups of fresh water. Remove from heat before it starts boiling completely.
  • Place green tea bags in the hot water. Let them steep for 3-4 minutes. Once that’s done remove the tea bags. Let them cool for a while.
  • Next, pour the green tea over the blackberry mixture and stir. Set it aside for about an hour.
  • Add lime juice, mix well and pour the drink in a pitcher for serving.
  • Garnish it with a couple of blackberries, a little bit of sugar, and some mint leaves. Serve over ice and enjoy the drink.
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Ashley
Nov 11, 2017 at 19:36:29
I love this recipe! I'm definitely going to add this to my list to make over this winter. Also, I’m loving this Beautifying Blackberry Green Tea recipe as well! https://ashleydiana.com/blackberry-beautifying-green-tea/