Welcome! Come on in. Take a load off. Have a drink.
There now, isn’t that nice and refreshing? Let’s pretend we’re sitting on rocking chairs on a long white wraparound porch, rocking away to the sound of cicadas and bluebirds as the afternoon sun casts long shadows in the yard. Can’t you just picture it?
Well, anyway. I got this loose leaf blueberry bliss rooiboos tea from Teavanna, back in the middle of winter when it was freezing cold and I was drinking hot tea every. single. night. But then it got crazy hot and so obviously I stopped drinking hot tea, and so my lovely blueberry bliss rooiboos tea from Teavanna sat in my cupboard feeling unloved.
Why did I not think of making iced tea months ago?!
I normally drink my iced tea unsweetened, but even for those who prefer sweet tea, this isn’t bad. Blueberry tea is naturally sweet, and the addition of fresh lemon slices makes it a perfectly fruity, citrusy refreshing beverage. Aaaah.
This tea is perfect for brewing a large batch and serving at a picnic alongside hamburgers, baked beans, coleslaw, and potato salad. I don’t know why I used those particular dishes but they seemed to be a good fit.
Picnic food. It’s where it’s at.
Alternatively you can enjoy a tall glass of this tea while sitting on a porch watching the sun go down, or lying by the pool reading a good book, or sitting down to a dinner of grilled chicken and baked sweet potatoes. Again, just picked those foods out of thin air. But I think they’d work well, don’t you?
For the record, I also have strawberry puh-eh white tea, a “French spice quartet” black tea, lavender dreams green tea, loose leaf ginger tea…the list goes on. I can’t wait to see what other flavor combinations I can come up with! Plus, it certainly beats drinking plain water all summer long.
There really isn’t even a recipe for something like this. I brewed two pots of blueberry tea, poured it over a pitcher full of ice and lemon slices, and stuck it in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the tea chill and the lemon infuse itself into the blueberry. Couldn’t be easier!