With a sweet, refreshing taste of fresh raspberries along with a boost of healthy energy & weight loss components…this iced raspberry oolong tea is hard to put down!
Iced Raspberry Oolong Tea
Tell Me About Oolong Tea
Oolong tea in itself has so many great benefits. One being weight loss!!! YES!! (pass the oolong tea, please)
It is said that oolong tea has many antioxidants that burn fat quickly…exactly what I want! (say, where’s that cup of tea??)
I suppose you could use raspberry tea bags for this recipe, but the flavors probably won’t be quite the same as fresh raspberries! I just love it.
If you would like to read more about the benefits of oolong tea, click here.
A Story To Remember
Raspberry iced tea always reminds me of a story from my college days…would you like to hear about it? Ok!!
Do any of you have that one friend who gets very hyper or giggly after eating or drinking something with sugar or caffeine?
Let me tell you about my friend from college. She loved raspberry iced tea, but she also knew what it did to her after drinking it.
One of my earliest memories of this friend was when she and I and another friend went out to Dennys to grab a bite to eat. She ordered a raspberry iced tea and had her glass re-filled several times during our meal.
I had no clue what I was about to experience! The next thing I know, she was sent into fits of laughter and giggles beyond anything I had ever seen from her. It was totally HILARIOUS!!! I couldn’t help but laugh with her.
She thought everything was funny for the next 30 minutes atleast.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been about 16 years since my first raspberry iced tea encounter, but it’s still something I think about every time I see that beverage in a store or in someone’s home. Oh the beautiful memories!
Raspberry iced tea is good…so good that I wanted to create some kind of iced beverage that would have some great health benefits as well.
Enter oolong tea!! Now, if you’ve been following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle for any amount of time, you know that one of their sipper recipes is called the Shrinker!
It’s an amazing drink that has so many healthy benefits. Oolong tea is used in this great recipe so I wondered what it would be like to add it to raspberry iced tea. It was a winner!!
My 4 year old kept sneaking sips and all I could think of was “oh boy, he’s going to be wound up”.
Despite all the good benefits of oolong tea, it still has caffeine and well, let’s just say that I’d rather my small boys did not partake of anything that would cause them to bounce off the walls!
I love the fact that this tea is sugar free as well! It is so flavorful and would be great hot (if you don’t care to have a cold drink).
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Yields 1 quart
Sweetness plus energy plus weight loss equals this tea...this drink is amazing on many levels!
5 minCook Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2-1/2 cups water
- 1-1/2 Tablespoons THM Super Sweet Blend
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 2 oolong tea bags
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- Pour water in saucepan on stovetop and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir sweetener in until dissolved.
- Add raspberries, tea bags and lemon juice.
- Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Strain tea mixture and discard raspberries and tea bags.
- Fill a quart jar with ice and pour tea over ice.
It may seem like a waste to throw away the mushy raspberries. You can definitely eat them, though they will taste like tea...ha!
Also, for the southerner who loves a good sweet tea, you may want to add more sweetener. I personally don't like my tea extremely sweet (I'm from the north)!!