This is a very refreshing summer drink for those hot summer days. It perfectly combines the sweet and tart with a touch of refreshing mint and fresh berries to make this an addicting drink.
I think it’s a much healthier alternative to milk shakes and smoothies, plus you have control of what goes in your drink.
2 cups fresh Blueberries – washed
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
1 cup fresh Mint- roughly chopped
10 cups water
4 green tea bags or 2Tbsp. green tea leaves
Steep the tea in 10 cups boiled water for 5 minutes, then disregard the tea bags and set aside to cool while we prepare the blueberry syrup.
I prefer using green tea leaves, steep and strain in a French press.
But do whichever is your favorite way of steeping tea.
Combine the tea and blueberry syrup in a large jug and mix well. Refrigerate for couple hours.While the tea is steeping, combine blueberries with two cups of water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes; using fork or big spoon smash the blueberries.
Add lemon juice, mint and sugar and cook for about 2 more minutes. Turn off and cool. When slightly cooled, strain through a strainer to have clear blueberry syrup.
Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves and extra ice if desired.