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Love blueberries so much you want to drink them too? No problem. Instead of choosing sugary pre-made drinks, there are many refreshing and berrilicious alternatives that can satisfy blueberry lovers.

The choice of tea

There are many types of tea to choose from if you want to make the best blueberry tea. Firstly, there are loose leaf tea and tea bags. Tea in regular tea bags often contains only dust and small leaf particles that may give a strong, but sometimes not fresh and aromatic cup. Some may have a lot of stringency which will influence the final taste too. However, unbroken loose leaf tea may also not be the best choice because the flavor may sometimes be too weak. Which type should you choose then?

Orange Pekoe teas and stronger Indian teas go well with berries. If you prefer green over black tea, fresh Chinese sencha is a really good choice too. Teas with chocolate notes work well too, but avoid adding lemon and add in some honey instead.

Blueberry Hot Tea

Is there a better way to add an extra delicious note to a classical bergamot scented Earl Grey than adding some blueberries? We recommend making this tea hot, but if drinking hot tea in summer doesn’t sound appealing, let it cool down and serve over ice. Flowery, pretty, fruity, intense and great for an afternoon tea party – even if the party means you only. Always choose fresh spring water for making tea and wash all ingredients well.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • A handful of blueberries
  • A Pinch of dry lavender flowers
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of Earl Grey tea

Instructions:

  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Wash blueberries, put them into a bowl and gently squeeze them with a masher.
  3. Put blueberries, lavender and black tea in a teapot or a mug and add 1 cup of boiling water.
  4. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Strain, add honey and serve.


Blueberry Iced Tea

What is better than a light, fresh and fruity iced tea on a hot summer day? Blueberries in this recipe are boiled before adding to tea to intensify the flavor. This recipe makes for about 5 glasses of iced tea. To make it easier, you can cold-brew all ingredients overnight and add blueberries, juice and honey before serving.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of boiling water + 1 litre of cold water
  • About 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 of whole lemon and 1 more for serving
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-2 spoon of honey (optional)
  • 1-2 spoons of Orange Pekoe

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add blueberries and use a hand blender to make a puree.
  3. Let it simmer on low fire for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from fire. Use a strainer to remove the pulp.
  5. Bring water to a boil. Let it cool down for a few seconds.
  6. Wash mint leaves. Gently rub mint leaves between fingers.
  7. Put all ingredients into a teapot or a mug and add 1 cup of water.
  8. Steep for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Wash the lemon and squeeze the juice.
  10. Strain and add blueberry and lemon juice and honey.
  11. Add 1 litre of water.
  12. Add ice and serve.
  13. Store in the fridge and serve over ice.


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