This Elderberry Yaupon Iced Tea is my newest obsession. It has a unique flavor and pairs well with various fruits.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared any type of recipe. Blame it on the state of the world, but I’ve been relying on tried-and-true recipes that I know will turn out well in order to make it through the current crazy hustle of life.
On our last hiking trip before fall truly set in, I stopped by a health food store in Roanoke, VA. I’m an herbal tea enthusiast, and the tea aisle is usually the aisle that I always check out at health food stores. They typically have more clean herbal options than are available at traditional grocery stores. On this time, I stumbled across an Elderberry Yaupon tea from Asheville Tea Company (plastic-free, biodegradeable tea bags).
I almost always drink herbal tea hot, but I noticed that the box recommended a blackberry pairing, so I decided to give this a try as an iced tea. Definitely a good decision!
I have made one glass or an entire pitcher. All my southern friends know that when it comes to tea, sometimes one glass just isn’t enough.
Making One Glass
- Elderberry Yaupon Tea bag
- Lemon slices
Heat water as you would traditionally. I use a tea kettle because I like to hear it whistle. Steep the tea as directed on the package. Allow the tea to cool.
Pour the tea over a glass of iced. Add 3-4 blackberries. Squeeze the juice of 2 small lemon slices in with more to garnish, as desired.
Making a Pitcher
How many cups of liquid will fit into your pitcher? Begin by boiling this many cups of water. After the water has reached the point of boiling, remove it from the heat.
Add in tea bags to steep. I typically do about 6 cups of water to 4 tea bags.
After steeping, remove the tea bags and allow the tea to cool. Pour into a pitcher and then place it in the refrigerator to cool.
When ready, fill a glass with ice and then follow the “Making One Glass” directions to enjoy!
Looking for more tasty beverage recipes? Here’s one for single serve lemonade: