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There's something wonderful about making food and drink memories for your family and this is one recipe that can become a family tradition each and every Spring. If your looking for a perfect drink to have at Easter, then this one is perfect for making a yearly tradition for your family.
Spring is about new life and we all know how refreshing it is to see the baby bunnies and baby birds moving about for the first time. The new leaves on the trees and the smell of the first flowers blooming is wonderful reminders of how precious life really is. Even our herb gardens are getting a wonderful growing spurt.
When it comes time to make this tea, you can get the whole family involved. Kids will absolutely love placing the herbs and flower petals in the jar and everyone will love watching the tea turn colors in the sun.
Cool Spring Time Fruit Tea
1 1/2 c. sugar
12 oz. can of frozen lemonade
12 oz. can of frozen pineapple orange juice
10 fresh purple sage leaves
16 fresh lemon balm leaves
12 small mint leaves
petals of 1 red rose
2 rose-scented geranium leaves (optional)
6 cups freshly boiling water
We start this recipe out by making sun tea.
Pick a nice big glass jar and fill with cold water.
Place your tea bags inside.
Now we are ready for the fresh herbs. Spring is a wonderful time to clip the new fresh leaves of your herbs and use them in your tea.
Take the 10 fresh purple sage leaves,
16 fresh lemon balm leaves,
12 small mint leaves,
and petals of one rose,
and place them floating in the top of your jar.
Close your jar lid and sit outside in the sunshine to make sun tea.
As the jar warms up you will see the water starting to change colors as the tea starts to get ready. Strain out when you are ready to serve and mix the 1 1'2 cups of sugar in while the tea is hot so it will dissolve.
Now if you like hot tea - the tea at this point is wonderful to drink just like it is. But if you want the Cool Spring Time Fruit Tea then continue from here. Let Tea Cool.
In a gallon container mix lemonade and pineapple orange juice.
Add to the sun tea mixture and stir.
Serve over ice with fresh cut circles of oranges, lemons and pineapples floating in the top of the pitcher!!
This drink is absolutely beautiful to look at.
Remember Everyone- We make memories by latching onto our senses. Sight, Smell, Taste.
- SIGHT - Visual Effects are very important when your trying to make those traditional family memories, and the sight of this tea will be unforgettable! Don't pass up slicing all the fruit ok. This is an important part. It looks absolutely beautiful in your glass jug.
- SMELL - We just can't pass up sticking our nose into the top of the tea jug and taking a deep sniff. The scent of the fruit and the fresh herbs will stay in your mind all day.
- TASTE - The taste of this Cool Spring Time Fruit Tea is cooling and soothing and a taste that's just right for Easter.
This will be a memory that can't be forgotten!
and how they can heal.
- lemon - used for calming the emotions. Stimulates mental activity, increasing concentration/memory. Excellent antibacterial, disinfectant properties that can be used to soothe throat infections. life-enthusiast.com
- pineapple - This delightful tropical fruit is high in the enzyme bromelain and the antioxidant vitamin C, both of which plays a major role in the body's healing process.... information source
- purple sage / herb - Sage is a celebrated herb long valued for its many uses in medicine, magic, and meal preparation. Sage is high in calcium, provides potassium, magnesium, and zinc as well as vitamins C and B-complex. Sage is calming to the central nervous system and may reduce anxiety. sage resource
- lemon balm leaves / herb - Lemon balm is a citrus-scented, aromatic herb. Lemon balm is a soothing, sedative herb that can relieve tension and lift depression. Used to treat cold sores, indigestion, insomnia, and anxiety. An infusion of this citrus-scented herb will improve digestion, reduce fever, ease spasms, and enhance relaxation. Fragrance of lemon balm has a sedating effect. alternative-medicine-encyclopedia
- mint leaves / herb - Mints are hardy perennials which spread by underground runners. Mints are particularly beneficial in relieving digestive disorders, colic, may be helpful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Spearmint may also relieve motion sickness, hiccups, and nausea.
- rose-scented geranium leaves -
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