How to make an Earl Grey & Blackberry Iced Tea
And just like that the days have started to feel a little cooler, there's a freshness to the air and we're almost getting a little excited for those darker, cosy mornings......but we're not there just yet!
We're seeing the last few weeks of summer out in style with our final Iced Tea recipe of the year - this time inspired by blackberries! These juicy, inky berries are slightly tart, which, alongside this aromatic black tea, make for a particularly refreshing combination. If you’re lucky enough to live in the English countryside or even have a good park nearby, you may have noticed that there is an abundance of blackberries out there already, all good enough to eat. So forage away or grab them from the shops - either way, no excuses as this one tastes as good as it looks. Enjoy.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED (serves 2):
- 6g Earl Grey tea leaves (2 heaped teaspoon) or 2 Earl Grey tea bags
- 400ml boiling water
- 150g blackberries
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 dessert spoon / 10ml of Honey
Prepare your tea:
- Measure your tea leaves or place your tea bags into a teapot or measuring jug and pour over the boiling water
- Allow to infuse for 3 minutes, then strain and set aside to cool a little
- Put your blackberries, honey and lemon juice into a blender and wizz until smooth, then sieve for a smooth puree
- Prepare your glasses with plenty of ice
- Divide the puree between your two glasses
- Top up with the cooled Earl Grey
- Give a gentle stir to combine
- Garnish with a blackberry and a sprig of rosemary
- Sit back, sip and enjoy!