The amazing Vanessa from A Fanciful Twist~ has started her 2nd annual mad tea party & this year is even better than last!! It's a virtual overload of eyecandy!! Be sure to take an hour or so to get lost in the inventive minds of our fellow bloggers~ You will find the links to all the particpating tea partiers in Vanessa's sidebar of her blog ~
do you like sugar? do you like cream? do you enjoy a twist of lemon? or just like it plain? i love steaming rooibus with a hint of cream, pure heavenly bliss~ xo!!
Lemon~Ginger Iced Tea with Berry Cubes
- 1 cup raspberries
- Water for ice cube trays, plus 8 cups water, divided
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger
- 6 white tea bags
- 3 lemons, juiced
- Lemon slices
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
Place about 4 raspberries in each compartment of an ice cube tray, 6 hours before serving iced tea. Fill with water and freeze.
Place honey, 2 cups water and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let mixture steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, then strain.
In a pitcher combine strained liquid with 6 cups water and lemon juice. Chill in refrigerator.
To serve, place 3 ice cubes in a tall glass and pour iced tea over cubes. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.