There are so many ways to enjoy tea on a hot day. The varieties of tea seem to be endless. At Hackberry Tea, we are excited to try different combinations of ingredients to add more excitement to what we already consider a great cup of tea. Of course, you can always stick to the traditional Arnold Palmer and use lemonade and tea, but why stop there? We love pairing lemon and blueberries, so we tried to combine those basic ingredients and made a delicious and refreshing cup of iced tea that is perfect for a day by the pool or even when you want to impress guests.
Our first step was to make some homemade blueberry syrup. We kept the recipe as simple as possible because we wanted to share something that would be easy to duplicate at home. We used the ingredients listed to make our syrup.
How to Make the Blueberry Syrup:
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup sugar
- 4 Tbs lemon juice
Combine all ingredients into a pot, bring to a boil until the consistency is syrup-like. If you don’t want fruit pieces in your syrup, strain the syrup using a metal colander.
While we were making the syrup, we steeped some of our Lemon Meringue tea using the brewing instructions provided on the package. We let both the syrup and tea cool for a few minutes. Once they cooled, these were our next steps.
- Add one ounce of syrup to a glass.
- Fill your glass with ice.
- Pour your room-temp tea over the ice.
- Stir and enjoy.
The combination of lemon in the syrup and tea provided a tart contrast to the sweetness of the blueberries. It was delicious and refreshing. You don’t have to limit yourself to just using the Lemon Meringue tea. We have so many fruit teas and tisanes that could pair well with a variety of fruit syrups. It is up to you and the different fruit and tea combinations that sound good to you.