I love fruit tea, preferring to create my own homemade fruit tea recipes, over those who you can find in most grocery stores, simply because most of them have either green or black tea. I am a purist when it comes to fruit teas. I like the recipes simple and easy, and adjustable. With small changes, like adding some spices like cinnamon or coconut flakes to the mix, you can create interesting flavor combinations without all of the unnecessary additives and fillers many commercial tea blends and mixes have.
Here is a great base recipe you can work from
250 grams of strawberries
Organic pears, apples and peaches – five each
10 organic oranges
10 organic lemons
2 sticks of lemon grass
Remove stems and seeds from the pears, apples, and peaches, cut all fruit and lemon grass in same size, small pieces
and place into a dehydrator. Dehydrate according to the manufacturers instructions.
Mix well and place into an sealed container, storing it for up to 6 months in a dry and cool place.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the tea mix into an infuser, reusable tea bag, or your favorite tea ball. Steep until desired
strength is reached, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the infuser, tea bag or tea ball, or strain. Sweeten with your favorite
Add a half of cup of dried coconut flakes and a half of cup of dried pineapple to the mix for a Hawaiian flavor.
You can also add extra flavor like cinnamon, or ginger.
Add a handful each of your favorite dried berries to the mix, for a berry blend.
You can also skip the citrus and add a cup of dried hibiscus leaves to the mix instead.
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Disclaimer: I have received this cup for free in return for an honest review.
What an interesting post. My hubby loves herbal tea. 🙂
I’m a coffee drinker in the cooler months and a tea drinker in the warmer months. Since I’m the only one who drinks hot tea, I normally buy prepackaged teas, with peach tea being a favorite. I’m going to have to look into making my own so I can create a blend that is me. Claudia, thanks for sharing this wonderful idea and recipe with Thankful Thursdays.