Monday, April 23, 2012

Strawberry-Lemon Iced Tea

 As the warmer days of spring and summer approach, nothing hits the spot like a glass of ice tea or lemonade.  I actually love to mix the two together because I find it gives a sweet and tart balance that is amazing.  This time I decided to get creative and threw in some fresh strawberries for flavor and a gorgeous color to make this festive Strawberry-Lemon Iced Tea.   As a Sri Lankan a good quality tea is a must have in any household. My favorite brand of tea is Aura brand of Ceylon Teas by Almar Teas.  Aura makes strawberry and lemon flavored teas that are delicious. So I took a little help from them by using their flavored teas and enhancing it with some fresh lemon juice and strawberries. It may be hot outside, but with a refreshing glass of this tea, you can relax and actually feel good your are drinking something full of vitamins and antioxidant.


 Ingredients:
6-8 tea bags
2 cup of fresh strawberries
Juice of 2 lemons
Sugar or sweetener to taste
8 cups of water (divided)


Directions:
Boil 2 cups of water and steep tea bags for 3-4 minutes. Allow hot tea to cool down or add some cool water to cool it down.  Pour tea with fresh hulled strawberries and lemon juiced into a blender and blend until smooth. Strain the blended mixutre with a fine mesh strainer. Add remaining water and sugar or sweetener.  Taste.  Garnishes with fresh strawberries and/or lemons. Enjoy.

 Note:  To make this a fizzy drink you can add club soda for the remaining water.



  
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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25 comments:

  1. Wat a wonderful,refreshing and fantastic drink..

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  2. Good one to beat the heat for this summer.

    http://www.kitchen-mantra.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow!!!such a refreshing drink,the color is so pretty...

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  4. This sounds delish! Perfect warm weather drink. I love tea but I have never tried making my own concoction, I may have to do it now!

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  5. Our strawberry fields are open for picking now so I can see myself making several batches of this immediately. Hubby adores sweet tea.

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  6. Ramona, this looks fantastic..what a great photos, and this is prefect to cool me down on the hot days!Thank you for sharing my friend and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  7. so beautiful!looks absolutely cooling!

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  8. How colorful! I love these photos.

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  9. I love Iced Tea, it is my favorite cold drink. This flavored version sounds refreshing and perfect for summer!

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  10. This looks perfect for summer..very pretty colour..

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  11. Oh... HELLO! Just bought strawberries and I have a tree full of lemons. I always have a cupboard full of tea. PERFECT! This post came at the best time.

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  12. You certainly know how to celebrate warm days - what a stunning lemonade :D
    I can imagine the beautiful fresh taste it would bring along with summery memories!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Love these flavors, Ramona! I am a big fan of iced tea!

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  14. Wow,,,I want to make this strawberry lemon ice tea,,,real soon,I don't drink any soda,but I love Iced Tea :)
    Ridwan

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  15. lovely flavourful drink Ramona it looks wonderful

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  16. My drink preferences are always so boring. Milk, water, OJ. Your teas have been looking so good though I really need to branch out. They look very refreshing.

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  17. oh wow Ramona, that iced tea looks outstanding!! so refreshing

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  18. I love everything about this drink! I also think this would make a lovely granita!

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  19. This is exactly what I need for the summer heat over here, nice!

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  20. Ramona what a pretty and refreshing drink for the warmer weather to come! I love iced tea, but I love it so much better when paired with a fruity flavor. So I am definitely going to check this out! Happy Monday and I hope you have a great week! : )

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  21. Nice clicks Ramona! What a perfect treat these would be given the weather.

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  22. This is so pretty! I love iced tea/lemonades too. When I was preganate with my oldest, I was ADDICTED to Starbuck's verson. I could have totally used one of these when we were at the park this morning! p.s. My internet connection has been SLOW so I haven't had a chance to message you. It seems to be working now though, so I'm sending you an email :)

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  23. I don't think I have ever combined iced tea and lemonade, but it sounds like an excellent idea!! I really love the fresh strawberries in this!

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