Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Raspberry Iced Tea | Raspberry Ice Tea Recipe


Hi mates, so I am back after my short vacation trip to Venice & Pisa. It was really hot at this time of the year there & I have had its effects too, the nasty tan ;) But we did have a great time there walking around the entire city through the calle (alleyways) & travelling in their water boats, which by the way is their main mode of transportation like the bus & train in other cities !! And not to forget the exquisite cuisine, we experienced sea food at its heights there with a wide variety to choose, ranging from lobsters & king crabs to squids & giant prawns & the local sole fish. All contended & tummy & heart filled, I reached back with a slight fever & cold. So not much of cooking happening now. It's just some hot kashayam brewing & light food to munch on, so I am utilizing that to post an iced tea recipe that has been in my drafts for quite some time now :)

Raspberry is one fruit that I find very difficult to eat as such :D But it's benefits are too great to ignore this fruit - antioxidant rich, fights cancer & even increases metabolism rate & cuts down that extra fat :) So I decided to somehow include it in our diet. That's when the google search yielded this beautiful Iced tea recipe. And Deeps is a die hard fan of iced tea or any drink of the tea & coffee family & that made me all the more excited to try this awesome drink. It's pretty simple to brew up & a lip smacking drink when served chilled with ice cubes. Sip it over while you munch your evening cookies & you will definitely want to make more soon :)



I Took: 20 minutes

Serves: 5-6 glasses



I Used:

Raspberry - 2 cups
Sugar - ⅓ cup
Water - 4 cups
Tea Bags - 5 tea bags


The Way:

  1. In a saucepan bring 2 cups of water & the raspberries to a boil. Reduce the heat & allow it to simmer for 3-5 minutes. Then strain it & discard the pulp. Keep aside
  2. In another saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil.Stir in sugar until dissolved
  3. Remove from heat. Add the tea bags & steep for 5-8 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Alternately you can add tea dust or leaves too. If then, strain the tea leaves/dust
  4. Add the raspberry juice to the tea mixture. Chill them in refrigerator for 3-4 hours & serve with ice
Cheers,
Chitz

50 comments:

  1. thats an lovely way to have a fruity flavored iced tea :) Looks very very refreshing :) lovely click dear :)

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  2. Refreshing ice tea...glad 2 know u njoyed ur little trip... u need the refreshers frm time 2 time...the tan will ho, dun worry! :)

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  3. Refreshing drink .......lovely clicks Chitra....

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  4. Venice is the best place in Italy I felt after our Italy visit.. I guess you enjoyed lots! Anyways Iced tea with raspberry flavor looks awesome.. Get well soon dear.. :)

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  5. I have been to Venice and Pisa.. Venice is a lovely place.. Glad to know you enjoyed the trip.. Very refreshing iced tea..

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  6. wow!!what a refreshing drink and color...lovely

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  7. Chitz glad u had fun in Italy.Lobster,crab,prawns,squid shoo... enikku vyaa:))
    Not a big fan of iced tea but the pics tell me I should try it soon without tea in it.

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  8. Super Chitz, I am really happy to visited these wonderful places. We recently visited Venice, Rome, Pisa... I instantly fell in love with Venice such a romantic place. I suppose u guys must have had great time. Pls upload some pics dear.
    BTW your iced tea is just awesome, very refreshing...

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  9. Se ve muy deliciosa su bebida refrescante siempre la preparo en verano,hugs,hugs.

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  10. wow .such a lovely fruity tea,tells me i shld try it soon.

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  11. Lovely post..sounds like you had lots of fun in Venice and Italy...
    Ice tea looks so colorful and yummy...
    Take care of your health...

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  12. Omg, wat a super fruity tea, love that bright and very catchy drink..Love venice very much,its been a while we went there.

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  13. Delicious raspberry iced tea, I use only powderform, not with fresh fruit,

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  14. chitz am a big fan of ice tea...love the way you made...what a bright colour...its time summer gonna end here but still its fun to say chill cheers with this

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  15. delicious thirst quencher, love it...

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  16. Nice drink with fruits flavour........



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  17. loved the colour, nice tea with fruit touch...
    On going event Julie's Flavors of cuisines - "Turkish"

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  18. berry's are favorite ! though i wont get it here ! its so refreshing :) u picture is breeze to me !

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  19. Wow!!!!!!!!refreshing one and the clicks are awesome!!!!

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  20. This drink looks soo refreshing Chitz.. Beautiful clicks dear.. Loved it :-)

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  21. Hey good to hear that you went for a holiday @ Venice...but feeling bad as you are not well ...I liked the idea of this vibrant red ice tea...

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  22. gorgeous looking tea... wanna try this soon....

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  23. lovely color to the tea... nice clicks...

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  24. A very refreshing drink! And the colour is so beautiful.

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  25. hope you are feeling better now. the colour of this tea is exquisite...lovely clicks.

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  26. Welcome back with such a sweet and unique drink

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  27. Take care...
    Pisa and Venice!! Do a travel post on that na?!
    Adding raspberries to iced tea is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing..

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  28. Lovely color...even I find the raspberries too tart to eat them as such

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  29. refreshing and love the colour

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  30. nice idea of adding raspberries to iced tea..cool

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  31. Wow, nice color.. looks so refreshing !

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  32. Very refreshing...try it out soon:)
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  33. Looks very colorful and wonderful Chitz ! I hate the tan too,but it goes away in a few weeks,guess our Indian skin gets tanned very quickly ! did u visit florence too,i simply loved it :)

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    1. No Reni, just Venice & Pisa.. Maybe next time, we shud try & visit Florence. Many said it's beautiful :)

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  34. Iced tea looks beautiful and refreshing.

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  35. Colourful tea! This is something new to me. Never tasted it before.

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  36. Always liked Iced Tea and with Raspberry, I think it would be divine.

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  37. delicious luking tea and attracting colour..

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  38. Thats a lovely and easy recipe...wonderful

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  39. hope you had a great holiday!
    This is a so colourful tea with raspberry!

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  40. i love this color, an awesome party drink

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  41. oh this raspberry tea looks so vibrant red and is utterly refreshing for the summers :-)

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  42. This ice tea is my favorite I never fail to make it during my summer time nice click yaar.

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  43. That is a beautiful colour on the iced tea Chitra :) Glad to know that you guys had a great time!

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  44. Thanks all for your lovely wishes & comments :)

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