Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

by Marla on June 11, 2014 · 32 comments

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I believe that sipping iced tea is something very special. Its a simple life’s pleasure that should be sipped slowly (ok, sometimes guzzled.) This Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea is certainly special & it would be as perfect sipped on a steamy summers day by the pool. Or served at a elegant gathering.

No matter what…the flavors will razzle dazzle your taste buds & the blueberry ice cubes might just melt your heart!

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In this recipe I tried the new Tetley Black & Green Tetley Tea. I love the blend of my two favorite tea leaves.

I simply steeped a few tea bags, made some blueberry juice (easy peasy) and topped it all off with alcohol free ginger beer. For a stronger ginger flavor you can also add some ginger juice to taste.

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This recipe is my entry for a Tetley Tea Contest for a chance to win a trip to London, UK. I have my fingers crossed that the judges on the Tetley team love it enough to send me on a journey to Europe. You know me, always looking to share amazing adventures!

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Oh and let’s not forget the blueberry ice cubes…make ‘em any shape you wish.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | FamilyFreshCooking.com

How fun are Champagne flutes?! These drinks are Mocktails (alcohol free) but certainly worthy of any celebration.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | FamilyFreshCooking.com

I love sipping out of Champagne flutes whether boozy or not…it’s makes a drink so much more fun to indulge in.

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Most of you know that blueberries are my favorite! I love them with tea.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Did I tell you guys that I will be cooking at the Snowmass Mammoth Chili Festival. Yep! Me & my partner Chef David Burton Sanchez are partnering up as team SmoQ ‘N Cowgirl to wow the crowd with an incredible chili recipe.

Stay tuned…I will be posting photos and of course a recipe!

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Think i’ll bring this iced tea to cool us down when cooking up that hot & spicy chili!

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Another way to drink iced tea…watching stunning rainbows from your balcony…

Telluride, Colorado rainbow :) FamilyFreshCooking.com

Don’t forget to pour some of this Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea at your July 4th celebrations too!

Enjoy!

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

Prep Time: 4 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 8-10 servings

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 Tetley Black & Green Tea Bags
  • 4 cups boiling Water
  • 2 cups Frozen Blueberries + 1 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon pure Honey
  • 16 ounces (1 bottle) Ginger Beer (alcohol free)
  • Blueberry Ice Cubes
  • a few cups Frozen Blueberries
  • Water
  • Optional
  • Ginger Juice

Method

    Blueberry Ice Cubes
  • Add some frozen blueberries to ice cube makers. Add more to some & less to others for variety. Fill with water & freeze 4 hours to overnight.
  • Tea
  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Steep tea bags for 5 minutes. Gently squeeze bags, remove & discard.Let cool for a bit & transfer to fridge to chill.
  • Blueberry Juice
  • In a saucepan bring blueberries to boil with 1 cup of water & honey. Mash berries against the side of pan to release juices. Place a fine mesh sieve over a heat safe bowl. Pour blueberry juice through the sieve. Again, mash the blueberries against the side of mesh to release juices. Discard mashed blueberries. Let cool a bit & transfer to fridge to chill.
  • In a large pitcher add the blueberry ice cubes, chilled tea & blueberry juice. Top with ginger beer. Add ginger juice to taste for a stronger, spicier ginger flavor.
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Disclosure: I’m working with the fine folks at Tetley Tea to share their wonderful new Black & Green Tea. This post is entered in a contest to won a trip to London, UK.

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