Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Berry Tea

My Dad is from Mississippi and he brought us up drinking sweet tea. Normally, he made sun tea. We loved it. While my sister was visiting, I would make some sweet tea. My nieces and my sister really liked the tea so I wanted to post it for her. This way she can make it any time she wants. Now, I know there are more sweet tea recipes than the alphabet. My Dad always added his sugar after the tea was brewed. I've seen many sweet tea with a simple sugar added. Well, I really just wanted to speed up the process to save time so I melt the sugar in the water before adding the tea bags. (Yes, how dare I use a pot but please forgive me since my teapot broke.) Since it is berry season, I have added berries to my tea many times. Today's berry of choice was blackberries.
Berry Sweet Tea
Sweet Tea:
8 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
3 black tea bags

  1. In a small pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add the sugar and stir. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Allow to steep until a dark amber color about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining cold water.
  5. Serve immediately with ice or refrigerate.
Berry mixture per serving:
1/8 cup berries (4 blackberries)
1/4 tsp sugar

  1. Pour one glass of beverage.
  2. Sprinkle the berries with the sugar.
  3. Mush the berries. 
  4. Add the mashed berry sugar mixture to the glass and serve immediately.
Recipe by Jen of Sweet Morris.

One year ago...........................I made Steak and Ale Pie.
Did you already know...............
-Tea bags were invented in America.
-The first tea bag patent was in 1905.
-96% of tea drinks use a tea bag.

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