Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blueberry-Lemonade Iced Tea

A relaxing and delicious way to finish your weekend. 


Blueberry-Lemonade Iced Tea
Makes 9 cups
Recipe from Tallahassee Farm Tours, Green Meadow Farms

Ingredients:
3 cups water
2 family size tea bags
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups cold water
1 (6-ounces) can frozen lemonade concentrate
1 sliced lemon
1/2 cup frozen blueberries, thawed and pureed (or mashed well with a fork)

Directions:
Boil 3 cups water.  Add tea bags, cover and steep for 10 minutes.  Remove and discard tea bags.  Add sugar and blueberries, stirring well.  Add lemonade concentrate, stir until blended.  Add cold water and sliced lemon.  Chill and serve over ice.

Note:  This recipe is easily doubled.

Enjoy!
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55 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful summer drink!

Bo said...

This sounds so refreshing!

Martha (MM) said...

Perfect summer treat!

Recipe for Delicious said...

Love. Want.
My favourite is iced mint tea. So refreshing!

Jen_from_NJ said...

This sounds just delicious. I love the combination of lemonade and iced tea. The addition of blueberries is even better!

Anncoo said...

This is so refreshing, love your pretty jar :)

Raina said...

This looks so good. I love the idea of blueberries in lemonade. It is so hot here in Mass; I definitely will make a batch this week:) Thanks!

Vickie said...

What an iviting picture - and the tea sounds fabulous. I have a lot of raspberries about to ripen and plan on trying this with them.

pierre said...

there is a heat wave here in Paris so your lemonade would be very welcome !! Pierre

lakeviewer said...

Perfect!

Cathy said...

What a lovely, delicious summer drink. The combination of blueberries and lemon sounds so refreshing.

agrigirl said...

Nice photo and refreshing summer drink. I've been doing cucumbers and mint in the blender for something equally hydrating.

Claudia said...

Oh so refreshing and perfect for Minnesota's bumper crop of blueberries.

Marguerite said...

Looks so delish and refreshing!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,..;so berry refreshing!!! oooh,...yes!

Angie's Recipes said...

A perfect cool drink for the summer!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That does sound deliciously refreshing! I love Arnold Palmers and I'm sure I would love this too. Saving a copy of the recipe - thanks!

pigpigscorner said...

Very refreshing!

Dishesdone said...

What a refreshing looking drink! Perfect for this crazy hot summer weather!

Susan Fields said...

That sounds so yummy and summery! Blueberries are one of my favorite things about summer.

intuitive eggplant said...

What a refreshing beverage! So what are "family-size" tea bags? I'm in the dark.

girlichef said...

Oh, great combo! Think I could add some liquor? pshaw..of course I could ;) Sounds great, Velva!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a lovely drink! So summery and refreshing!

Sweet and Savory said...

I bet no one can look at that without panting for it. Perfect in this weather.

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

How refreshing--perfect for a hot summer day!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

A perfect summertime beverage! I love the color!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh this looks perfect , and your right for sure the brown rice eaters are more than likely better eaters overall lol

kitchen flavours said...

What a refreshing iced tea! Nice combination.

grace said...

what delightfully refreshing beverage, velva! and it makes for such a lovely and elegant pitcher-full too. well done. :)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Looks terrific! I think blueberry and lemon goes so well together. You could even spike this with a little blueberry vodka!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Oh how pretty. If I had seen this sooner, I would have picked more berries off our bushes!

Mary said...

What a great and refreshing drink for a summer's afternoon. I will make this very soon. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Eliana said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous, especially with all those blueberry bits floating around.

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

Looks so cool and refreshing. How do you think it would be with some Pimm's? I'm all about Pimm's and lemonade right now.

Mimi said...

Refreshing summer drink.
Mimi

Ana Powell said...

So refreshing, awesome colour too ♥

Chris said...

Okay, I've just learned this year from Katherine (Smoky Mountain Cafe) that a mixed lemonade and tea is an "Arnold Palmer".

If you add blueberry to the mix, what do you call that....an "Arnold Palmer holding his breath until he turns blue"?

Looks refreshing, V!

Sage said...

Great combination of flavours! Looking for something special to make this week for my grndchildren; thank you.
rita

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

My air conditioning died yesterday and the service rep can't come until tomorrow morning. Sure wish I had a glass of this incredible looking tea...oh, I know, I'll make some!
Thanks,
Susan

Mags said...

Great looking summer drink. (I'd probably be tempted to sneak out back behind the woodshed and add a shot of vodka to it, strictly for medicinal purposes of course.

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I need to have a drink now. Mouth watering...

Kathleen said...

This sounds like a lovely and refreshing drink!

The Desperate Cook said...

This sounds wonderful.

I am going to give it a try although I will have to use my root teas instead of the tea most people would use for this.

Can't wait to try it.

Pete said...

Nice and cooling drink on a hot day, I love anything that have tea in it! Yum!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a beautiful and refreshing drink. I just love that intense colour :)

Barbara said...

That's gorgeous, Velva! Love your combo of blueberries, tea and lemonade. Those blueberries gave it such a lovely color.

Chef E said...

this makes me think of a 'line' from an old southern movie with Paul Newman- sultry he looks at her and says, "Baby would I like a tall cool drink from your glass"...my movie that is, lol

buffalodick said...

Looks and sounds refreshing!

Chef Fresco said...

I'm typically not a huge tea drinker, but this looks so refreshing! Helps you have a pretty serving pitcher too!

The Sweetest said...

Gorgeous- and so is that pitcher! Love the shape.

theycallmejane said...

This sounds so refreshing! And the picture made me salivate! Yummy!

Lori said...

What a great drink! I wouldn't have thought of adding blueberries to a tea. I love that pitcher too!

smalltownoven said...

Wonderful combination! Love it!

Lynda said...

What a refreshing and pretty pitcher of iced tea. I must try this!

steph said...

i will have to make this with the fresh lemons and blueberries that are taking over my kitchen!
and i have memories of going to green meadows farms are nursery school trips :)

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