SPARKLING ICED GREEN TEA INFUSED WITH MINT, LIME & BLUEBERRIES (sugar-free refreshment!)

On this – the hottest* day I have experienced in Stockholm during 2014 – I spontaneously threw together a refreshing iced tea drink that manages to combine some of my favourite things; sparkling water (I could drink litres!), green tea, ice, blueberries, mint and lime.

An easy-to-make, beautiful drink that promotes beauty from the inside out!

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SPARKLING ICED GREEN TEA INFUSED WITH MINT, LIME & BLUEBERRIES

Makes 1 litre

INGREDIENTS

500 ml water
1 organic green teabag (or caffeine-free herbal teabag)
1 lime
1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
A handful of blueberries (I used a mix of fresh and frozen**)
500 ml plain sparkling mineral/soda water
Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Boil water and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the teabag and half of the mint leaves and let tea steep for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how strong you’d like your tea infusion to be.
  3. Remove teabag and mint leaves from the infusion.
  4. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into the tea. Cut the remaining half into slices and set aside.
  5. When the tea has cooled completely, add the reserved lime slices and blueberries.
  6. Just prior to serving, mix the tea infusion with the sparkling water. Add the rest of the mint leaves and ice cubes.

 

*By “hottest”, I mean 32 degrees Celsius… which is not a patch on the crazy 46 degrees I experienced in Adelaide earlier this year. A heat warning was issued a couple of weeks ago as the temperature was going to “climb” to 26 degrees and potentially stay there for more than a couple of days. These temps are very unusual and about as good as it gets, weather-wise in Sweden. A mildly depressing thought!

*Frozen berries will add a little colour to the tea as they defrost. If this is desirable, go ahead and use frozen ones. If not, stick with fresh blueberries. 

22 thoughts on “SPARKLING ICED GREEN TEA INFUSED WITH MINT, LIME & BLUEBERRIES (sugar-free refreshment!)

  1. I love sparkling water too. It wasn’t always the case. I started drinking it when I quit smoking. This drink sounds divine and I’m going to give it a try this weekend. The presentation is lovely as usual.

    • Thank you so much, lovely Francesca! That’s a great tip for people who are quitting smoking, actually (not an easy thing to do!)! I hope you liked this if you tried it. Best wishes to you and yours! MM xx

  2. Hello dear friend, this looks so refreshing and tasty, and it’s perfect for the hot days (I love them) we are having this week, and the photo, well, this is needless to say, it’s beautiful.

    Beijos

  3. Hi MM! Just opened your blog on a hot day here and this looks perfect!! –and the good news is we have mint (too much mint taking over the yard!) growing outside and blueberries in the fridge. Looks just about perfect! thanks.

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