Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea

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This is the first tea drink I’m sharing on my blog. I’ve made iced tea for myself and my family before, but I’ve never shared a recipe on the blog until today. I have something special for you to try – Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea. It has a refreshing raspberry flavor that sets it apart from classic teas.

The taste of this Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea is sweet with a hint of zestiness, and I really enjoy it. It’s different from my regular iced tea. If you love raspberry flavors, you should definitely give this Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea a try.

I used dried raspberry leaves as the base ingredient, and added sweetness with honey, although it’s optional. If you prefer your tea unsweetened, you can skip it of course. I also included lemon juice to add a tangy zest, which is also optional. This makes the recipe versatile and very customizable.

What is Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea?

Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea is a cool and refreshing Icea tea made from leaves that grow on raspberry plants. These leaves are dried and then steeped in hot water to make this tea. What makes it different from regular iced tea is its sweet and slightly tangy raspberry flavor. Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea is made from dried raspberry leaves and water. Sometimes people also add honey or lemon juice to make it sweeter or tangier, but that part is optional.

Why do I choose to Make Raspberry Leaf Tea?

It’s a different fruity version, Raspberry leaf tea is special because it comes from the leaves of the raspberry plant, which is a fruit like the ones we eat. These leaves have a gentle taste and when you mix them with honey and lemon juice the taste turns perfect which can make you feel good inside.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons dried raspberry leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
  • Ice cubes

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Large pot
  • Pitcher
  • Strainer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Glasses for serving

How to Make Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea?

Step 1:

Begin by pouring 4 cups of water into a large pot. Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a rolling boil. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.

Step 2:

Once the water reaches a boil, remove the pot from the heat source. add 4 tablespoons of dried raspberry leaves to the hot water.

Step 3:

Cover the pot with a lid to keep the heat in and allow the raspberry leaves to steep for about 15-20 minutes. If you prefer a stronger flavor, you can extend the steeping time.

Step 4:

After the steeping time has elapsed, use a fine mesh strainer to pour the tea into a pitcher, capturing the leaves and ensuring only the liquid passes through. Discard the used leaves.

Step 5:

If you like your tea on the sweeter side, now is the time to add your chosen sweetener. While the tea is still warm, stir in 2 tablespoons of honey.

Step 6:

Let the tea sit at room temperature until it has cooled down. This might take about 30 minutes. Once cooled, you can add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice if you desire a hint of citrus flavor.

Step 7:

To serve, fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the cooled tea over the ice, allowing it to chill further. Enjoy.

Some Tips!

  • You can Add a slice of lemon to the tea for a hint of citrus.
  • If you want the tea to cool down quickly, Pour it over a bowl of ice cubes.
  • Freeze raspberry juice or pureed raspberries into ice cube trays. These cubes will add an extra raspberry flavor.

How to Store Leftovers?

You can keep leftover iced raspberry leaf tea in the fridge for up to 2 days. Just pour it into a pitcher with a lid to keep it fresh. When you’re ready to drink it again, give it a good stir because some bits might settle at the bottom.

What to Eat with this Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea?

Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea pairs so good with desserts and some dishes if you want to. Try it with fresh fruit like strawberries or melon slices. It also goes well with lemon bars or Sopapilla with Ice Cream. For a more filling option, enjoy it alongside a sandwich with turkey and cheese. you can also serve it with cucumber sandwiches or mini quiches. The drink is super refreshing and can be paired so well with lots of other meals.

FAQ

Can I drink Raspberry Leaf Tea every day?

Raspberry leaf tea is safe to drink daily for most people. It can be your regular iced tea drink, But not every day, you can change the flavors sometimes.

Is Raspberry Leaf Tea Sweet?

Raspberry leaf tea itself has a subtle, slightly sweet flavor. You can add honey to make it more sweetness if want.

Can I add other flavors to Raspberry Leaf Tea?

Yes, you can use other flavors like lemon, mint, or even berries to customize your tea.

Conclusion

I think now I have a favorite iced tea I will make at least once a week, I hope you enjoy making it and If you love it, please share it with your friends and family. Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog for more ice tea recipes.

Iced Raspberry Leaf Tea

Recipe by CourtneyCourse: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

10

kcal
Total time

25

minutes

Refreshing iced tea mixed with the mild, herbal flavors of raspberry leaves, perfect for a hot day or as a healthful alternative to sugary drinks.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons dried raspberry leaves

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)

  • Ice cubes

Directions

  • Begin by pouring 4 cups of water into a large pot. Place the pot on the stove and bring the water to a rolling boil. This usually takes about 5-7 minutes.
  • Once the water reaches a boil, remove the pot from the heat source. add 4 tablespoons of dried raspberry leaves to the hot water.
  • Cover the pot with a lid to keep the heat in and allow the raspberry leaves to steep for about 15-20 minutes. If you prefer a stronger flavor, you can extend the steeping time.
  • After the steeping time has elapsed, use a fine mesh strainer to pour the tea into a pitcher, capturing the leaves and ensuring only the liquid passes through. Discard the used leaves.
  • If you like your tea on the sweeter side, now is the time to add your chosen sweetener. While the tea is still warm, stir in 2 tablespoons of honey.
  • Let the tea sit at room temperature until it has cooled down. This might take about 30 minutes. Once cooled, you can add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice if you desire a hint of citrus flavor.
  • To serve, fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the cooled tea over the ice, allowing it to chill further. Enjoy.

Notes

  • You can Add a slice of lemon to the tea for a hint of citrus.
  • If you want the tea to cool down quickly, Pour it over a bowl of ice cubes.
  • Freeze raspberry juice or pureed raspberries into ice cube trays. These cubes will add an extra raspberry flavor.
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Courtney (Mamas)

This blog is all about delicious easy-to-make recipes. I aim to make cooking enjoyable, especially for those who, like me, may not be expert chefs but have a love for trying new things in the kitchen.