Blue green iced tea

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.


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  1. says

    Hi, Taylor. I just discovered your site via Foodblogs.com – very well done and amusing! I like the idea of the blueberry syrup (I won’t judge the frozen blueberries, which made me laugh; I do the same with local ones for the winter/spring and can tell you it’s environmentally better than getting ones flown in from Chile!). Thanks.

  2. Mayan says

    Hi, I just made this recipe but I used blackberries instead of blueberries (after straining out the blackberry chunks, I had to blend them, strain them again, and re-add them to the mix); reduced the amount of sugar by a bit; and only having loose crushed green tea (not in tea bags), I strained the leaves out before mixing. It came out delicious! Fresh and sweet tasting. Thanks for the inspiration!
    -Mayan
    ps. I found you via foodgawker.com

  3. says

    ooooh, i can’t wait to try this. i’ve been trying to decide what to do with some blueberries i had frozen awhile ago and this is the perfect recipe!

  4. Brock says

    hey, im 15 and i love to make new things for my familly, and this was the best drink i ever made! thanks for the great idea! any more?

  5. says

    You inspired me! Your recipe inspired me to create my own version … Blueberry-Lime Iced Tea. I’ll be posting it on my site on Thursday. When I came back to your site so I could reference you in my post, I learned you’re from Charlotte. I’m in the Charlotte area, too. Nice to “meet” you!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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