Recipe: Bumbleberry Breeze Iced Tea
Berry, lavender, and lemon, oh my! A wonderfully refreshing tea with a herbal, citrus, and floral notes.
- 6 cups water, divided
- 4 tsp. loose leaf black tea (or 4 black tea bags)
- 2 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries
- 1 cup Herbes de Provence Simple Syrup*
- 1 lemon, juiced
*This tea uses our recipe for Herbes de Provence Simple Syrup. It also works with our Hibiscus-Lavender Simple Syrup.
Bring 4 cups of the water to boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat, add black tea, cover and steep for 5 min. Strain and set tea liquid aside to cool. Add remaining 2 cups water and berries to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 min. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few min. Add simmered berries to a blender and puree until smooth. Strain berry puree through a sieve to remove seeds and set aside. When tea and berry puree are both cool, combine them in a pitcher and add syrup and lemon juice. Set the mixture in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
Serve over ice with slices of lemon and fresh berries.