Spring herbal iced tea
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Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 1.5 litres
 
A nourishing iced herbal tea, perfect for providing your body with extra nutrients and to uplift your mood.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 litres water
  • ¼ cup dried nettle leaves / ½ cup fresh nettle leaves
  • 2 tbs dried lemon balm leaves / 4 tbs fresh lemon balm leaves
  • 2 tbs dried mint leaves / 4 tbs fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tbs fresh stevia leaves (or other sweetener as desired)
  • Handful each of blueberries & chopped strawberries
  • Ice cubes to serve
Instructions
  1. Bring 500ml of the water to a boil in a saucepan over the stove.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the herbs (if using fresh herbs).
  3. Turn off the heat, add the nettle, lemon balm, mint and stevia leaves, and cover the saucepan with its lid.
  4. Let the herbs infuse in the boiling water for at least 15 minutes (you can let the herbs infuse overnight for a richer infusion).
  5. Pour the remaining 1 litre of water into a serving jug (with a capacity of 1.5-2 litres).
  6. Strain the infusion into the jug, and discard the used herb leaves.
  7. Add the berries.
  8. Refrigerate the tea until cold.
  9. Add ice cubes just before serving.
Recipe by Vie De La Vegan at http://viedelavegan.com/2016/10/spring-tonic-iced-tea.html