Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe.
Sweet, tart, and earthy blueberry lemon iced tea is the answer to your summer needs. One gulp of this refreshing iced tea and you’ll be hooked. Naturally sweetened with honey, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and steeped tea bring traditional iced tea to a whole new level. Garnish with a lemon slice and fresh mint for a cool summer drink.
Tea – 5 cups water – 6 tea bags of your choice – 1 cup Naturipe® Blueberries – 3 tablespoon honey – lemon juice from 2 lemons – ice cubes Garnish – lemon sliced – fresh mint sprigs – Naturipe® Blueberries
Step 1 In a large saucepan, heat four cups of water until right before it starts to boil. If the water starts boiling, set it aside for a minute to cool.
Step 2 Add six tea bags to a covered saucepan and let it steep (sit in the warm water) for three minutes. Remove the tea bags and throw them away. Let the tea cool.
Step 3 In a medium saucepan, add blueberries, lemon juice, honey, and one cup of water over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Once the blueberry mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about eight minutes. Then remove the saucepan from the heat.
Step 4 Put a strainer over a large bowl and carefully pour the blueberry mixture into the strainer to separate the blueberries from the liquid. The blueberries will catch in the strainer so the liquid can flow into the bowl.
Step 5 Pour the cool, steeped tea into a large pitcher and add the blueberry juice mixture. Refrigerate for one hour to completely cool your blueberry iced tea.
Step 6 Serve it in a glass over ice and garnish with some lemon wedges, fresh blueberries, and mint for a refreshing summer drink.