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Summer Time Iced Tea: Blueberry Hibiscus

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blog-divider8This summer we teamed up with Rishi Tea, a leader in Organic & Fair Trade Certified tea, to try out their flavorful Iced Teas & we can’t wait to share recipes and more with you! First up, we brewed up a batch of Blueberry Hibiscus Caffeine-Free Iced Tea and loved it’s sweet, fruity flavors. It’s the perfect blend of rich rooibos with blueberries & tart hibiscus that was just what we needed to quench our thirst on a hot day.

To start, we washed and cut up fruit to add a punch of color to our blueberry tea. We used these fun floral LivingQuarters bowls to store our extra cut up strawberries & blueberries and love how the colors pop against the red hues of the tea.

Next, we followed step-by-step directions for the hot brew method (below) for this summer iced tea & made sure to remove the tea bag after 5 quick minutes of steeping. We found this beautiful Libbey glassware set that gave us the perfect casual look we were going for.

We added cold water to our freshly brewed tea and were ready to serve it! This galvanized teal tray & colorful bamboo place-mats finished off our colorful presentation perfectly for outdoor afternoon tea. (Scroll down for the complete recipe and instructions!)

With this drink, you’ll be able to take on any sweltering hot summer day & make a few friends in the process! Stay tuned for our next post where we serve up a cool glass of Summer Lemon Iced Tea.

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LivingQuarters Table Confetti Linens // LivingQuarters Galvanized Tin Tray // Libbey Sangria 7-pc Entertaining Drinkware Set //LivingQuarters Tropical Flower Bowl // LivingQuarters Bamboo Bead Round Placemat

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Blueberry Hibiscus Iced Herbal Tea

Brewing Guidelines for Hot Brew

1. Add 1 bag to 32-oz pitcher

2. Add 16-oz of boiling water

3. Steep for 5 minutes then remove tea bag

4. Add 16-oz of cold water

5. Optional: Add cut up fruit to pitcher & glassware for flavor and presentation

6. Pour over ice & enjoy!

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Brewing Guidelines for Cold Brew

1. Add 1 bag to 32-oz pitcher

2. Add 32-oz of cold, filtered water

3. Refrigerate 8-12 hours

4. Remove tea bag

5. Optional: Add cut up fruit to pitcher & glassware for flavor and presentation

6. Serve fresh over ice & enjoy!

Fun fact: Rooibos is cultivated only in South Africa near the Cederberg Mountains area, a unique biodiversity hotspot with 6,200 types of indigenous plants–including rooibos–that can’t be found anywhere else in the world!!

Visit Rishi Tea for more tea & recipes!

Photos by: Dan Herda

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