Blueberry Green Tea Lemonade

The weather’s been warming up quite a bit around Indy… I mean, did we even get a spring? It seemed like we jumped straight from 30-40 degree temps to 80s overnight! One of my favorite parts about summer are the cool, refreshing drinks that go along with it. We’re big iced tea drinkers in this house, but obviously consuming huge quantities of it isn’t the greatest idea. On the other hand, nothing but water can get pretty boring pretty quickly. Enter this delightful little concoction! One of our favorite restaurants in town offered blueberry green tea lemonade as a special beverage option one afternoon at lunch and it was interesting enough for me to try it… Boy am I glad I did! I’ve yet to see it there again, so I decided to try my hand at my own version. Simple and refreshing; a little sweet and a little tart. Perfect for relaxing on a patio in the summertime! Make yourself a pitcher and enjoy. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon of water, divided 
  • 6-8 Lipton Blueberry Acai Green tea bags
  • 1 packet light lemonade (or regular if you prefer!)  

Directions:

Put 2 quarts of the water on to boil. Once boiling, pour into a gallon-size pitcher and add tea bags. Steep tea for 2-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea flavor. 

*Alternately, combine your 2 quarts of water and tea bags in the pitcher and set them in the sun for a few hours. Just depends on how patient you are!  

  
Once you’ve steeped your tea to your desired strength, add the last 2 quarts of water and lemonade packet.  

  

Give it a few stirs and refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with blueberries if you wish. 

  
Original recipe inspired by 3 Sister’s Cafe in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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