Below is an outline of the best tea recipes that are regarded healthy, nutritious, soothing and energizing to the body. The recipes provided are either iced or hot.
Raspberry Iced Tea
This raspberry iced tea recipe is intriguingly fruity. The raspberries used deliver a number of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that ensure better health. The combi- nation of such nutrients and antioxidants in the tea leaves makes the tea healthy, nutritious, energizing and soothing to the body.
Number of servings: 8
- ¾ cup or 125 ml of granulated sugar
- 2 cups of fresh raspberries
- 4 bags of black tea Preparation
- In a large saucepan, add 250 ml of water, well washed raspberries and sugar and bring them to boil. Lower the heat to medium low once the mixture boils and stir the mixture until the raspberries break up. Put the mixture aside.
- In a large teapot, bring 8 cups of water to boiling and steep the black tea bags for 4 minutes or until you attain the right flavor. Remove the tea from the heat and discard the tea bags.
- Add the prepared raspberries to the prepared tea. Let the mixture cool down for approximate 30 minutes to attain a room temperature.
- Gently, sieve your raspberry tea into a pitcher so as to separate the solid raspberries from your tea. Serve your prepared tea with ice cubes.
Honeydew Mint Ice
The following honeydew mint ice recipe combines the flavor of both the melon and mint. Honeydew melon not only provides natural sweetness but the fruit has re- duced saturated fat and it’s a good source of folate, potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. On the other hand, the mint incorporated in the recipe is an aromatic herb that is rich in vitamins and minerals. The herb is also medically known to aid in healing and the digestion process.
Number of servings: 8
- 1 cup (250ml) mint leaves
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
- 3 cups of peeled honeydew melon
- 5 bags of green tea
- In a teapot, boil 8 cups of water and steep green tea bags for 4 minutes once the boiled water attains an ideal temperature. Discard the tea bags.
- Boil mint leaves together with 1 cup of water, sugar and melon in a large saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium low and stir the mixture until all the melon is broken down to smaller pieces.
- Add the mixture to the prepared tea and let the content stand for 30 minutes to attain room temperature.
- Sieve the honeydew mint tea into a pitcher through a wire-meshed strainer to
separate the beverage from the honeydew melon. Serve with ice cubes.