IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85ºC/185ºF. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100ºC/212ºF and let it cool down to 85ºC/185ºF.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Briefly infuse with freshly boiled water and then pour off. Re-infuse the tea and pour after about 1 minute or longer to taste.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose leaf or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea leaves. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea leaves, or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herbal tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie Recipe
This raspberry smoothie recipe is full of berries, banana and Greek yogurt, all blended up into smooth and creamy perfection!
Smoothies are a great way to get extra nutrition into your daily diet and are great for the entire family – this delicious raspberry smoothie is full of protein, fiber, and vitamins!
The ingredients for this smoothie are pretty basic. You’ll need some Mother's Love brewed tea, banana, frozen raspberries, honey, and vanilla Greek yogurt. Frozen raspberries are naturally quite tart, so you do need to add a little sweetness in the form of the Mother's Love tea and honey to complement that.
This recipe calls for unsweetened raspberries, some stores sell the bags of raspberries that contain sugar. Be sure to read your labels to make sure you’re buying the correct berries!
You can use this same smoothie base and swap out the raspberries for blueberries or strawberries for a different experience. I try to always keep the ingredients for this easy smoothie on hand so that I can whip one up when the mood strikes.
1 1/2 cups Mother's Love brewed tea (cold or room temperature)
1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon honey
fresh raspberries and mint sprigs for garnish optional
Place the Mother's Love tea, banana, raspberries, yogurt, and honey into a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into 2 glasses and serve, topped with raspberries and mint sprigs if desired.