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Tea and fruits: a perfect combination

Hibiscus Mojito Tea Sparkler

This bright, refreshing, non-alcoholic drink combines brewed hibiscus tea, mint, lime juice, and agave nectar with sparkling water to serve over ice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tea bags Key Lime Hibiscus Tea
  • 5 large mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
  • 4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) fresh lime juice
  • 3 cups sparkling water
  • Ice, for serving

Method:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Place tea bags and mint into a heat-resistant pitcher. With care, pour in boiling water and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and mint. Stir in Agave Nectar and fresh lime juice. Let cool to room temperature. Combine cooled tea with sparkling water and pour over ice to serve. Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint.

Number of Servings: 5

Fruit Tea

Brewed tea is combined with orange juice, pineapple juice and sugar to make this recipe for a crowd.

Ingredients:

  • 5 Tea bags
  • 3 Quarts water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 46 oz can Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Quart Orange Juice
  • 2 Lemons
  • Mint leaves (optional)

Method:
In a saucepan over medium heat put 1 quart of the water and the 5 tea bags; bring just to a boil. Take out the tea bags. Put sugar in a 1-gallon tea pitcher; pour the hot brewed tea over the sugar and stir till dissolved. Then add Orange juice, pineapple juice, remaining water, and squeeze 1 lemon into the mixture. Pour into tea glasses; garnish with lemon slices and mint.

Notes:
Great for any special event.

 

Number of Servings: about 20, 8- oz. servings

Mango Ice-T

Brewed black tea is combined with mango nectar and mint leaves, and served over ice. Mango slices are added for garnish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 qts. cold water
  • 6 bags black tea
  • 2 cups mango nectar
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • Mango slices, to garnish

Method:
Boil water; add tea bags. Allow to steep 5 minutes, or until tea is dark. Remove bags and add nectar and sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Place in pitcher with mint leaves. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with mango slices.

Number of Servings: 4

These recipes are delicious, and can get even better and healthier if you use a great quality tea. If you don’t have a local tea store near you, there are online options such as Glocal Markets.

 

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