Raspberry Herbal Tea
I recently treated myself to a new teapot. The old Denby one I had, however lovely, had definitely seen better days and wasn’t great for blogging. It was dark green, tall and narrow which meant it was rubbish for taking photos!
I picked up this two person teapot from ProCook – it’s light, sturdy and has a really nice filter which can be easily dismantled for easy cleaning. It’s also see-through so I can take pictures of the teas I make and put them on my blog, hurrah! (It was also really reasonably priced I thought at £15).
Anyhow, I really wanted to try out my new little teapot but I didn’t have any loose herbal teas in. So I had a little think and came up with this refreshing ‘herbal tea’ which coincidentally is a great detox/cleansing tea. Why not give it a go?
What is Raspberry Herbal Tea good for?
There are 3 main ingredients in this tea (4 if you put some green tea in it too for extra antioxidants!) so I’m going to just highlight what nutrition you can count in this little tea.
Fresh raspberries – high in antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and fibre. Because the raspberries break down when you pour the water of them, a lot of this nutrients is taken in by the body as the broken down fruit moves through the fine filter. It also makes it taste awesome…
Lavender – good for eye health (with healthy amounts of Vitamin A present in lavender), relatively high in calcium and iron). If you are on medication for anxiety or pain however, it may be wise to consult your doctor before eating or drinking large amounts of lavender.
Lime – high in Vitamin C and contains healthy amounts of fibre.
Green Tea – super high in antioxidants (especially the matcha version) and with anti-cancer properties. Used for a variety of all-round health benefits. If you don’t drink green tea, there’s lots of scientific research to make you change your mind, just click here!
How to make a Raspberry Herbal Tea
You really only need 3 ingredients for this one. If you wanted to make it a proper tea with tea leaves, I’d suggest putting a green tea bag in with the ingredients too. Pukka do a fantastic matcha green tea which would be beautiful in this.
So what do yo need?
- A few crushed (fresh) raspberries
- A sprig of fresh English lavender
- A small, thin wedge of lime
- Optional: a green tea bag or tea leaves
Simply tip all your herbs, fruit and tea into the teapot. Pour boiling water over the concoction and leave for 3-4 minutes. You can drink this warm or cold over ice as it makes a really refreshing summer drink. You could always add a little tonic water or sparking water at the end for a slightly fizzy cold mocktail. Give it a try!
Over the next few weeks I will be adding more of my little tea recipes, so please do keep an eye out.