Cherry Iced Tea Recipe
Cherry Iced Tea Recipe that is perfect summer beverage to beat the heat.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 3 cups
- Cherries - 200 gms
- Brown sugar - 3 tsp
For Cherry Tea:
- Water - 2 cups
- Dust or Leaf Tea - 2 tsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
- Sweetener of your choice - 3 tsp sugar, honey, agave, stevia
- Ice cubes - to serve
To Macerate Cherries:
Wash, pit and remove the stem from cherries.
Place cherries along with sugar and mash roughly using a fork.
Set it aside for 30 mins. This makes the fruit to soften and bring out the juices from it.
After 30 mins, the sugar would have completely dissolved.
Tip the entire fruit, juice and all into a blender. Add 1/4 water and blend till smooth.
Pass through a sieve to remove the skins. Refrigerate the syrup till serving.
To Make Cherry Iced Tea:
Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add tea leaves and let it simmer for 2 to 3 mins.
Switch off, close with a lid and let the steep for 10 mins.
Pass through a sieve and discard tea leaves. Keep the brewed tea aside and let it cool.
In a pitcher, add cherry syrup, brewed tea, sweetener of your choice, lemon juice, stir well and refrigerate.
Fill the serving glasses half with ice cubes.
Pour the prepared tea over the ice cubes.
Serve Cherry Iced Tea garnished with mint leaves and lemon rinds.