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Detox Blueberry Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Home-made Blueberry Lemon Ginger Iced Tea is a refreshing and delicious iced tea! The health benefits are amazing, filled with antioxidants which benefit the body! Green tea, fresh blueberries, ginger and lemon juice and lemon zest make a fantastic tea perfect for any day of the week! Great for Fourth of July, Memorial Day and any BBQ all summer! If you are over 21 and prefer a boozy iced tea, feel free to add some bourbon or liquor of choice!
Course Beverage, Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry lemonade, fruit lemonade, homemade lemonade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 35kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • 6 bags green or black tea
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries can use frozen
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 large lemon, zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and sliced thin
  • fresh mint, orange slices and blueberries for garnish optional garnish
  • Bourbon, for those making a cocktail version optional for adult version only

Instructions

  • In a medium pan, over medium heat, add the water, green tea bags, blueberries, lemon juice, lemon zest, and fresh ginger. Bring to a boil. Use a potato masher and mash the blueberries. 
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover pot and simmer for about 1/2 hour.  Remove from heat. Let the mixture rest about another half hour to allow flavors to mix together.
  • Strain the blueberry mixture through a strainer into a pitcher. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve the iced tea over ice and garnish with orange slices, mint, and blueberries.

Notes

  • Total time is including the resting time of the iced tea.
  • If you would like to slow cook this recipe, at step 1, combine all ingredients in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 2 hours, then mash the blueberries. Let cook another 2 hours. Then continue with step 3.
  • This is also amazing as a hot tea! 
  • Can be stored for about 3 days in the fridge.
  • I do not add sugar as I find the recipe sweet enough. Feel free to add a sweetener of choice if you prefer a sweeter tea.
  • If you prefer a boozy Iced Tea for an adult party, add a shot of bourbon to the single serving glass of iced tea and mix well!
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actually dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg