It just isn't summer without lemonade. From pink to classic or tangy flavors, there's a taste to please all palates. But have you ever tried raspberry green tea lemonade? Jessica Messmer is co-owner with Kayla Maldonado of Cup and Kettle, a loose-leaf tea house and shop. Check out her recipe and put your lemonade stand on the map!
"In summer, nothing beats a delicious, fruity iced tea. Our Raspberry Green Tea is fruity and tart, perfect for a cooling summer pick-me-up," Jessica says. Plus, adding tea to the mix makes the drink an elegant take on a seasonal favorite. They say, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." We say, "Add some tea!" Jessica insists, "Now all you need is a scone and you've got the perfect mini afternoon tea!"
- 4 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons of Cup and Kettle's Raspberry Green Tea
- 1 cup of sugar
- 5 lemons for 1 cup of lemon juice
- Fresh boysenberries or raspberries and lemon slices
- First begin by steeping 4 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of Cup and Kettle's Raspberry Green Tea. Steeping the tea infuses the water with the tea's unique flavor. But avoid over-steeping, which can cause some bitterness. Keep everything sweet, Jessica says, by steeping the tea at 175 degrees for 3 minutes.
- Make the simple syrup by adding 1 cup of sugar to 1 cup boiling water. Remember to keep stirring so the sugar doesn't sink to the bottom.
- Remove the tea from the heat and let cool.
- Next, squeeze 5 lemons until you have 1 cup lemon juice.
- Finally, add your preferred amount of ice to a pitcher, then add the simple syrup, lemon juice and raspberry green tea. Add some fresh boysenberries or raspberries and lemon slices to complete your raspberry green tea lemonade!
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