This fruit-infused herbal tea is so simple, yet so attractive and refreshing! Make it when guests come over, as it will make your table look elegant and festive. And, it’s simple enough for every day.
We’re finally having days in the 90’s in Denver. Staying hydrated is important, and low-sugar options are best. Sugars can spike blood sugar and make you thirstier!
Making an infused drink with tea is just one simple step beyond making fruit-infused water. Choose your tea for flavor, color or even its medicinal benefit.
For example, we chose Red Clover tea for this drink because it gives a fruity undertone and a mildly saffron color to the drink. As the tea sits and mellows with the fruit, it will take on redder tones.
Red Clover tea is also said to have medicinal value for the skin. In Denver in the summer, our skin can use the help! Another excellent tea is Everyday Detox.
Although this recipe includes some honey, you can certainly make it without any sweetener depending on your preference. The lime juice adds some sweetness even with its tartness. Or you can add more!
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If you plan to add cut strawberries, as in this version, make them the last ingredient before serving. They are a pretty garnish, but over time, the fruit tends to soften and look mushy around the cut edges. But cut strawberries add a wonderful flavor, are easier to eat out of the drink than whole ones, and give a little white with the red and blue berries for a patriotic theme.
We make it a priority in a drink like this to use organic fruit so that we don’t have to be concerned about pesticides in the peels. This is essential for the lime slices, but also the strawberries and raspberries since those are on the Dirty Dozen list.
Last, if you prefer not to add sweetener at all, you probably already know that adding the lime juice will give some sweetness to this drink or to plain water. And it acidifies the drink and adds electrolytes — all good!
Kitchen items used in Fruit-Infused Herbal Tea
You will use your favorite herbal tea, of course, but Red Clover Tea is worth a try if you’ve never had it.
And I certainly hope you will use your local honey! Because for us, local is Colorado, this is the honey we use. We are not making this drink for the baby yet, because he won’t be having honey until he’s 12 months old and he’s happy with mommy’s milk or water. But if we were, we’d use maple syrup or not sweeten the fruit infused drink at all.
If you can smell chlorine in your tap water, as we can, consider the PUR water filter. We had another brand for years but like the taste of PUR better!
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Fruit-Infused Herbal Tea
- 4 cups/1 liter filtered water boiling
- 3 red clover tea bags
- 1 Tablespoon honey optional
- 4-5 strawberries sliced
- 4-5 raspberries
- 10-15 blueberries
- 1 Lime organic, thinly sliced, plus about 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Mint leaves for garnish
- Small ice cubes for serving
- Pour boiling water over teabags in a heatproof vessel. Steep 10 minutes or the time according to the package. Discard tea bags, then stir in optional sweetener. Chill until cold, 4 hours or more.
- Add the lime juice to the drink and stir. Pour the drink over ice into glasses, leaving about 1 inch of space for the fruit.
- Garnish with the fruit, distributing it evenly among each drink. Cut each lime slice a little more than halfway through so that it will hang on the side of the glass.
- Add a mint leaf to each drink, and serve!
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