Blueberry Rooibos Iced Tea

Blueberry Rooibos Iced Tea 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Blueberry Rooibos Iced Tea 150

Rooibos is a caffeine-free herbal tea native to South Africa. Antioxidant-rich rooibos and blueberries make this a refreshing and healthy beverage for summer sipping. Plus with only 1 tsp (5 mL) of sugar per cup, it is a lower calorie choice than bottled iced tea, which averages about 5 tsp (25 mL) per cup.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

Ingredients

  • 4 bags rooibos tea
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed wild blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh or thawed cultivated blueberries
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • lemon wedges

Method

In large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard bags.

Meanwhile, in large saucepan, bring blueberries and 1 cup (250 mL) water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until blueberries break down, about 5 minutes. Add to tea.

Add brown sugar; let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into pitcher, pressing solids gently so beverage stays clear. Stir in lemon juice. Serve over ice cubes. Garnish with lemon wedges.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 7 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 47.0
  • Total fat trace
  • Potassium 79 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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