One of my favourite ways to cool down in the summer is with an Iced Lavender Blueberry Jasmine Tea.
I love the sweet floral fragrance from jasmine tea.
WHAT IS JASMINE TEA?
Sometimes black or white tea is used but primarily, jasmine tea is a green tea scented with jasmine flowers. It has a sweet, floral fragrance.
I find that it pairs well with fruit such as blueberries.
This tea is absolutely refreshing and it’s a great way to enjoy fruit with your tea.
HOW TO BREW JASMINE TEA
I like to use loose leaf tea with jasmine flowers. They can come as pearls, which are dried and rolled up.
Jasmine tea is a delicate tea that can be bitter if brewed at too hot of a temperature.
- Bring water to a boil
- Let it cool to 82 Celcius/180 Farenheit
- For 3 cups of water, I use about 2 heaped tablespoons of loose leaf tea
- Add the tea leaves into an infuser/teapot and pour a little water over top of the leaves
- Strain the water (this is to rinse the leaves)
- Pour water over top and let it steep for 3-4 minutes
Let the jasmine tea cool — for the best flavour, chill in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- cooled brewed jasmine tea
- fresh blueberries
- ice cubes
- lavender syrup or plain simple syrup is great too
HOW TO MAKE ICED LAVENDER BLUEBERRY JASMINE TEA
This drink is so easy to make — simply add the cooled tea to a blender along with the blueberries and ice cubes.
Blend until smooth.
Add a little lavender syrup to the bottom of your glass and pour the blueberry jasmine tea over it.
Add a straw and enjoy.
OTHER FLORAL RECIPES
If you love lavender and jasmine, you may enjoy these drink recipes:
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Iced Lavender Blueberry Jasmine Tea
- 2 C cooled brewed jasmine tea
- 2 C fresh blueberries
- 2 C ice cubes
- 2 Tbsp lavender syrup or simple syrup
- Add the jasmine tea, blueberries and ice to a blender.
- Blend on high speed until blueberries are completely macerated.
- Add lavender [or simple] syrup to the bottom of a serving glass (optional).
- Pour the tea into the glass and serve.