When you think of iced tea, I am sure this is the first thing that you think of. Black tea is not the only type of tea that can be made from our good friend the Camellia sinensis leaf. You can also make green tea! Iced green tea?
Yes, but I did not stop there. I decided to add a blueberry lemon simple syrup as well. Here is how I made it.
First for the syrup.
-1 cup blueberries ( Frozen or fresh)
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 cup water.
– 1/2 lemon.
In a pot I add the blueberries, sugar, and water. Over medium heat cook the blueberries until they arethawed. Turn the heat up to high bringing a mixture to a boil. Remove form heat and let cool.
To remove the blueberries from the syrup, pour the syrup through a colander or strainer. With a fork mash the Blueberries against the side of the colander/strainer to get all of the juice out of them. Do this over the syrup so that the juice is added to the syrup. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon and stir.
To make the tea you will need.
– enough green tea bags to make 1/2 gallon of tea ( this will depend on the brand of green tea you use )
– 8 cups of water.
– blueberry syrup from above.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in blueberry syrup. I used all the syrup that the above recipe made, but you can add more or less depending on how sweet, and blueberry tasting you want your tea to be. Stir.
Add the remaining 6 cups of water and stir. Let chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.