This raspberry mint iced tea is much better after sitting in the fridge overnight to let all the flavours bloom. I poured myself a glass about ten minutes after preparing it and it was slightly tart with very subtle undertones of mint and thyme. The following day, however, you could really taste the mint, raspberry and thyme. Some of the sweetness from the fruit seemed to seep in overnight as well.
You could easily turn this drink into a killer cocktail with a splash of rum. It could also be good in slushie format on a really hot day. Rather than allowing the raspberries to thaw in the jug you could blend everything up with some ice. That may water down the flavour though so use strong tea and plenty of raspberries.
In any case, time is running out for cool refreshing beverages. So make a delicious jug of iced tea and run to your back deck or porch to soak up those last rays of sunshine. Fall is almost upon us. Cannot wait to make a million pumpkin flavoured foods! I whipped up some beautiful pancakes that I cannot wait to share with you guys. In the meantime, like my Facebook page or follow me on Instagram @diningtoknow to keep up with my cooking. Happy Labour Day Weekend!
Raspberry Mint Iced Tea with Lemon & Thyme
- mint tea
- frozen raspberries
- 1-2 lemons
- fresh thyme
- sweetener (optional)
- Fill 3/4 of a large jug with water. You need to leave room for rasberries and lemon slices.
- This water will be used to make your tea. You can either boil the water or allow the tea to cold brew over several hours (overnight is likely the best idea). Follow the brewing instructions from the tea packaging. I used tea bags. For every cup of water I used one tea bag.
- Once your tea is brewed fill the remainder of the jug with frozen raspberries.
- Slice up your lemon and add to the jug.
- Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme to the jug as well.
- Serve over ice with a sprig of thyme in lemon slice in each glass for an extra refreshing and pretty looking beverage. Dump it in a cup if you are super thirsty and just want some iced tea.