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
|Tea Bags||-||5 tea bags|
- 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
- In another saucepan bring 2 cups of water to a boil.Stir in sugar until dissolved
- 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
- Add the raspberry juice to the tea mixture. Chill them in refrigerator for 3-4 hours & serve with ice
thats an lovely way to have a fruity flavored iced tea :) Looks very very refreshing :) lovely click dear :)ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
Refreshing drink .......lovely clicks Chitra....ReplyDelete
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.. :)ReplyDelete
I have been to Venice and Pisa.. Venice is a lovely place.. Glad to know you enjoyed the trip.. Very refreshing iced tea..ReplyDelete
wow!!what a refreshing drink and color...lovelyReplyDelete
Chitz glad u had fun in Italy.Lobster,crab,prawns,squid shoo... enikku vyaa:))ReplyDelete
Not a big fan of iced tea but the pics tell me I should try it soon without tea in it.
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.ReplyDelete
BTW your iced tea is just awesome, very refreshing...
Se ve muy deliciosa su bebida refrescante siempre la preparo en verano,hugs,hugs.ReplyDelete
wow .such a lovely fruity tea,tells me i shld try it soon.ReplyDelete
Lovely post..sounds like you had lots of fun in Venice and Italy...ReplyDelete
Ice tea looks so colorful and yummy...
Take care of your health...
Omg, wat a super fruity tea, love that bright and very catchy drink..Love venice very much,its been a while we went there.ReplyDelete
Delicious raspberry iced tea, I use only powderform, not with fresh fruit,ReplyDelete
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 thisReplyDelete
delicious thirst quencher, love it...ReplyDelete
Nice drink with fruits flavour........ReplyDelete
loved the colour, nice tea with fruit touch...ReplyDelete
On going event Julie's Flavors of cuisines - "Turkish"
berry's are favorite ! though i wont get it here ! its so refreshing :) u picture is breeze to me !ReplyDelete
Wow!!!!!!!!refreshing one and the clicks are awesome!!!!ReplyDelete
This drink looks soo refreshing Chitz.. Beautiful clicks dear.. Loved it :-)ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
gorgeous looking tea... wanna try this soon....ReplyDelete
lovely color to the tea... nice clicks...ReplyDelete
A very refreshing drink! And the colour is so beautiful.ReplyDelete
hope you are feeling better now. the colour of this tea is exquisite...lovely clicks.ReplyDelete
Welcome back with such a sweet and unique drinkReplyDelete
Pisa and Venice!! Do a travel post on that na?!
Adding raspberries to iced tea is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing..
Lovely color...even I find the raspberries too tart to eat them as suchReplyDelete
refreshing and love the colourReplyDelete
nice idea of adding raspberries to iced tea..coolReplyDelete
Una delizia fantastica!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, nice color.. looks so refreshing !ReplyDelete
Very refreshing...try it out soon:)ReplyDelete
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 :)ReplyDelete
No Reni, just Venice & Pisa.. Maybe next time, we shud try & visit Florence. Many said it's beautiful :)Delete
Iced tea looks beautiful and refreshing.ReplyDelete
Colourful tea! This is something new to me. Never tasted it before.ReplyDelete
Always liked Iced Tea and with Raspberry, I think it would be divine.ReplyDelete
delicious luking tea and attracting colour..ReplyDelete
Thats a lovely and easy recipe...wonderfulReplyDelete
hope you had a great holiday!ReplyDelete
This is a so colourful tea with raspberry!
Superb colour, loved it!ReplyDelete
i love this color, an awesome party drinkReplyDelete
super color.. very refreshingReplyDelete
oh this raspberry tea looks so vibrant red and is utterly refreshing for the summers :-)ReplyDelete
This ice tea is my favorite I never fail to make it during my summer time nice click yaar.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful colour on the iced tea Chitra :) Glad to know that you guys had a great time!ReplyDelete
Thanks all for your lovely wishes & comments :)ReplyDelete
You know how to make things taste better and soothing.ReplyDelete