Monday, March 26, 2012

Strawberry-Peach Tea Smoothie

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Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon) produces some of the best quality teas in the world. Although this country is small it is the 4th largest producer of tea worldwide.  I was given a chance to try the Aura brand of Ceylon Teas by Almar Teas.  Aura Teas come in a wonderful array of flavors from lemon, mint, strawberry, green and of course your traditional black tea.  I loved all the flavors and I was excited to try to make a recipe with the Strawberry tea.   I decided to pair this beautifully fragrant strawberry tea with peaches.  Now peaches are still not in season here in the US so I bought frozen peaches for my recipe.  The frozen peaches actually worked great because I used them as the ice cubes in my smoothie as well.  I blended this refreshing drink and enjoyed it knowing I was enjoying a smoothie that was full of antioxidants and health benefits.



Ingredients:
3 bags of Strawberry Aura Tea
2 cups of boiling water
1 cup of cool/ice water
2 cups of frozen sliced and skinned peaches
sweetener of your choice to taste (sugar, splenda, honey, or agave- I used agave)


 


Directions:

Boil 2 cups of tea and steep three tea bags for 3-5 minutes. Then add 1 cup of ice water to cool the tea down. Place tea, peaches and sweetener into blender. Blend until smooth. Makes 3-4 servings. Enjoy.

Disclosure: I received the Aura Ceylon Teas courtesy of  Almar Teas.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.  The opinions stated in this post are my own. Thank you. 

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26 comments:

  1. Yum! This sounds like a cool refreshing drink for summer. This would be great as a replacement for ice coffee in the morning with caffeinated tea!! Like breakfast and caffeine in one. Hope you're having a great week so far :) P.S. The mortar and pestle: http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Granite-Mortar-Pestle-capacity/dp/B000163N6G

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  2. delicious looking smoothie with the tea lovely post

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  3. Spring time in a glass. I would probably make an adult beverage from this also. :)!

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  4. I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award. ;.) Thanks for doing what you do here!

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  5. What a nice combination for a smoothie. I haven't seen this tea but I'm sure I can find it or something similar. It looks so refreshing!

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  6. That's one delicious looking smoothie Ramona and the perfect way to welcome spring.

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  7. yummy smootie dear...awesome..

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  8. This strawberry-peach flavoured dish inspires spring, fresh and flavour - definitely one of the most delish drinks I have ever seen :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Yummy!!!!! Love this combination Ramona!!! Great presentation too!!!

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  10. This sounds (and looks) so delicious!

    I recently nominted you for the Versatile Blogger award. I'm so glad to have found your blog and love all the amazing recipes you share!! You can find more info here - http://thecornerkitchen.blogspot.com/2012/03/award.html

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  11. This sounds delicious, I love tea and I have never incorporated it into a smoothies, must try this summer!

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  12. Ramona...now that spring is here (kind of), I drink a lot of smoothies. Particularly as breakfast in the morning when I am in a rush! This sounds wonderful. I am a big fan of peach tea...so I'm dying to try this with strawberry tea. How lucky you got to try those teas....they look fabulous! : )

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  13. I looove using tea in smoothies, and this sounds like a delicious smoothie all around! Strawberry and peach goes perfectly together. Looks super healthy, too!

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  14. Ramona, this looks so good--I love that you're giving options on sweetener. I think I'd pick agave too!

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  15. Strawberry tea sounds delicious! I have never added tea as the liquid in smoothies but it seems like a great idea.

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  16. What a great idea to combine tea and smoothies!! Really want to try this one!

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  17. This smoothie looks great! I love the combination of strawberry tea with peaches. I never thought of making a smoothie using tea, but it's a great idea and by the looks of it, it's delicious too!

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  18. A delicious thirst quencher for the summers. This one is really creative sounds great!

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  19. This would be perfect for sipping while sitting by the pool this summer! I also love agave as a sweetener. P.S. while I was reading your last email, my computer froze. And now I can't find it in any of my mailboxes. Can you resend? :)

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  20. Wow wow wow this smoothie sounds delicious! I like Ceylon tea and had quite often when I was in Japan... I just realized that I haven't really paid attention too much on what kind of teas after I came to the US... Kind of weird. Never tried strawberry tea, but I can imagine the fragrance. Hmmm sounds nice!

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  21. Sounds like a really delicious smoothie! I do drink enjoy flavored Ceylon teas as the flavors are very subtle. My favorites are the ones that come in a small wooden crate with certification from the Ceylon Tea Board. The mango and strawberry flavors are really nice.

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  22. Fruity and yummy, I gotta try this one. Love the photo with the garnish.

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