Sometimes you want something fruity, cold and refreshing, without the fuss of making a smoothie and more exciting than a carton of fruit juice. So, when I saw this recipe for Summer Berry Ice Tea in the pages of Boutique Baking, I knew I had to give this one a go. I made it one lazy Sunday afternoon, and sipped it while flipping through some wedding books, with ice cubes and fresh fruit floating on top of the pinky-red mixture. It says this recipe serves approximately four, but I only got just over two servings, so if you’re looking for a jug-sized amount, just up the ingredients. I swapped out the tea leaves in the recipe for berry tea bags, so I’m writing here my adapted version.
2 summer berry tea bags
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
50g caster sugar
Ice cubes and berries to serve
Place the tea bags in a teapot or glass jug.
Boil the water and pour over the teabags, allowing to infuse for 3-5 minutes. Leave to cool.
Place the lemon juice, orange juice and caster sugar in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside to cool.
Once both liquids are cool, combine, stir and chill.
Serve in small glasses with ice and some berries.