Updated: Sep 16, 2020
Enjoy this refreshing drink made with mint tea leaves and frozen raspberries! It takes a while so you might want to start it in the morning on a day when you're home, or make it in the evening and then let it cool on the counter overnight. Trust me, it's worth the wait!
10 mint sprigs
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
8 cups water
2 tbsp honey
Wash the mint sprigs and then clap them between your hands (apparently this helps release some flavour.)
Add all the ingredients to a pot and bring to a boil with the lid on.
Once boiling, turn the heat to low and let simmer until all the colour has left the raspberries (approx 30 mins.)
Take off heat and let cool for at least one hour.
Strain the tea as you pour it into a pitcher.
Refrigerate until cold.
Serve with ice cubes and more mint sprigs and raspberries for decoration if you wish.
You can enjoy it as is, or mixed with equal parts sparkling water (I enjoyed it with watermelon lime AHA Water.)
You can adjust the colour and flavour profile by adding more mint and/or raspberries, or letting it sit longer before straining, or leaving the lid on while it cools (which will take longer.)
There will some remnants of the raspberries (now white) that will get through a normal strainer so feel free to use a cheese cloth or something similar for a finer strain.
I added a splash of lime juice to one batch which was pretty good too.
You can enjoy a mug of warm tea before it cools if you wish.