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Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea

Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea



This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! 

Summer is always an exciting, fun time of grilling out and days at the beach with the family. However, this year’s pandemic has made many of us wonder if those carefree summer gatherings would even be possible. What would summer be if we couldn’t enjoy the sunshine with our favorite people? Luckily, new guidelines have come out that say small social gatherings are totally permissible. So, while social distancing rules still are in place and caution is always advised, I say fire up that grill, turn on your summer playlist and invite your family over for a much needed summer get together!

This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! #icedtea #summerdrink #berries #minttea #berrydrink #mintberry #strawberries #foodies #foodblogger #yummy

While burgers, hot dogs and potato salad are on the menu at so many barbecues, I believe that it is the little “extras” that really make the meal. Anyone can have a barbecue but what makes a great barbecue, one that people will look forward to and remember, are the personalized touches. One of my favorite ways to take it to the next level is by offering new, delicious drinks. When you are outside in that hot summer sun, you are going to need something refreshing and tasty to help cool off. So why not give your guests something tasty, creative and interesting to try? My new recipe for Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea is going to be the drink that makes your next barbecue a fantastic one!

Homemade iced tea is actually very easy to make and once you give it a try, you will likely never buy pre-made iced tea ever again!

For this tasty ginger mint berry iced tea, all you need to do is boil the water and pour it over the mint tea bags and fresh smashed ginger root. Add the berries and let the mix steep. This is when all the flavor of those juicy berries will really come out and mix with the tea. While frozen berries will work well, you should be able to find lots of fresh berries in the summer. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all in season and will work wonderfully in this recipe.

This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! #icedtea #summerdrink #berries #minttea #berrydrink #mintberry #strawberries #foodies #foodblogger #yummy

I have found that about 10 minutes of steeping is just enough time to maximize the flavor of the tea without making it too powerful- ginger can get a little spicy if it steeps too long! For a more milder tea, steep for only a few minutes or, if you like it really strong, let the mix sit for up to 15 minutes (that tea will really pack a punch!).

After steeping, the tea is strained and the honey is added in before cooling. Once chilled, the iced tea is ready to serve! Now, don’t forget about those extra touches- garnishes are always important! I use fresh mint leaves, lemon slices fresh berries to garnish every glass and let me tell you, they look fantastic! No one will be able to resist picking up a beautiful glass of this iced tea at my next barbecue!

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Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea


  • Author: Jocelyn Brown

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This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! 


Ingredients

Scale

4 tea bags of mint tea of choice, I used Tazo Refresh Mint 

2” ginger root, peeled and smashed with a meat mallet

1 ½ cups fresh or frozen berries, divided

8 cups water

4 tablespoons honey

ice

mint sprigs and lemon wedges for garnish


Instructions

  1. Boil water in a large pot. Once boiling turn off burner and add tea bags and ginger. Let steep for about 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of berries and steep for 8 to 10 minutes more.

  2. Pour tea through a sieve into a large pitcher or other heat-safe container, mashing the fruit to squeeze out their juices. Discard the solids. Add the honey and stir.

  3. Let cool to room temperature – about 2 hours. Or chill in fridge for about one hour.

  4. Serve over ice and garnish with remaining berries, lemon, and sprig of mint.

Notes

*For the tea I used Tazo Refresh Mint – a peppermint and spearmint blend (certainly any mint tea will work!)

*I prefer frozen berries to fresh in this case, because they will help cool down the tea after brewing and they are then easier to extract their juice into the tea.

*If you don’t have a mallet to smash the ginger, you can roughly chop it. Don’t worry too much about perfectly peeling it, as you will discard the ginger after brewing.

Keywords: iced tea, mint tea, berry mint tea, giner mint berry tea, berry tea, summer drink

This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! #icedtea #summerdrink #berries #minttea #berrydrink #mintberry #strawberries #foodies #foodblogger #yummy

Iced tea is the perfect drink to get creative with. There are lots of flavors that you can try and every one of them will make your next summer gathering unique and delicious. Use this recipe as a guide but try tweaking it a little to suit your preferences. Rather than using mixed berries, try using just cherries to make a cherry ginger mint tea. Swap out the mint tea bags for lemon and you will have a ginger berry lemon iced tea. Skip the ginger (it is a strong taste!) for a tasty, simple, berry mint tea.. the possibilities are endless!

Being apart for so long has made us all long for summer barbecues with the people we love the most and now, the time for those small summer gatherings is finally here! I know an outdoor party is exactly I have been needing! If you feel the same way, start calling a few friends and plan your menu. Be sure to add this tasty drink to your table.

We all need a little something special right now and it is the small, sweet treats like my Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea that will bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Enjoy and stay safe! 🙂

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This tasty, refreshing and easy to make ginger mint berry iced tea is perfect for your next family barbecue or any get together this summer! #icedtea #summerdrink #berries #minttea #berrydrink #mintberry #strawberries #foodies #foodblogger #yummy

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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46 Comments

  1. 09/13/2020 / 7:00 pm

    This is seems to be thirst-quenching and absolutely delicious! Now that we can host socially distanced BBQs, will definitely add this to our drinks list.

  2. Natalia Voche
    07/12/2020 / 3:20 am

    Looks delicious and refreshing drinks I need to try this.

  3. Elizabeth O
    07/10/2020 / 4:47 am

    I need to try this refreshing ginger berry iced tea. This drink is really perfect for a thirsty summer drink.

  4. 07/09/2020 / 10:21 pm

    I’m pregnant and nauseous all the time, so ginger has been my BFF. I am so beyond excited to try this!

  5. Candy Rachelle
    07/09/2020 / 7:02 pm

    I am a serious tea drinker and this one looks and sounds amazing!!! Printing this out NOW!!! Thanks!!!

    Candy Rachelle
    Keeping Up With Candy
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  6. 07/09/2020 / 7:32 am

    These Look so refreshing! I love ginger drinks because not only they’re so flavorful, but they nourish as well.

  7. Lily
    07/09/2020 / 3:52 am

    This looks delish and refreshing. I pinned this I plan to make this soon!

  8. 07/09/2020 / 3:02 am

    This looks so refreshing, Jocelyn! I love fruity drinks during the summer months. A little mint does freshen things up.

  9. 07/08/2020 / 10:43 pm

    Ginger mint berry iced tea looks delicious I would love to try it .

  10. Helena
    07/08/2020 / 11:58 am

    Looks vibrant and refreshing! Am inspired to make it once our lockdown is lifted.

  11. Helena
    07/08/2020 / 11:56 am

    Looks vibrant and refreshing! Am inspired to make it once our lockdown is lifted and we can gather with friends and family again.

  12. 07/08/2020 / 10:08 am

    I love Ginger Mint Berry Iced Tea. It’s so refreshing! I hope I can make it this weekend.

  13. Nkem
    07/08/2020 / 6:06 am

    This looks super delicious and easy to make. And I love ginger. Must give it a try.

  14. 07/08/2020 / 5:49 am

    While I keep on experimenting with mint and berries, I have never really combined ginger with berries! Looks great, will try soon!

  15. 07/08/2020 / 5:01 am

    This combo sounds so refreshing. I love ginger, mint and berries, so why not together? Adding ginger to my shopping list now.

  16. 07/08/2020 / 2:04 am

    I will definitely be recreating this – it looks amazing! I love making homemade iced tea.

  17. Steven Morrissette
    07/07/2020 / 10:40 pm

    I love all the ingredients you added in your iced tea. It must be absolutely delicious.

  18. Beth
    07/07/2020 / 8:21 pm

    This looks so refreshing! I’m adding the ingredients to my instacart list! It supposed to be in the 90s for the next few days.

  19. 07/07/2020 / 8:02 pm

    I love ice tea! Especially this time of year. Sounds so refreshing, I will have to try it!

  20. Monidipa
    07/07/2020 / 6:56 pm

    I love ice tea but I have never tried with berries. I will try it in afternoon!

  21. 07/07/2020 / 6:01 pm

    This looks like a nice and refreshing treat! I like the way you added fresh fruit. It is always best to have fresh, healthy ingredients in our food and drinks.

  22. 07/07/2020 / 5:46 pm

    That really looks refreshing! I’m not a big fan of ginger so I may leave it out. But the mint and berry flavor sounds pretty divine!

  23. 07/07/2020 / 4:50 pm

    This looks so perfect. I don’t have all of the ingredients but as soon as I get to the store I will!

  24. Catalina
    07/07/2020 / 4:18 pm

    What a tasty flavor! I love iced tea and I will try your recipe this weekend!

  25. 07/07/2020 / 4:00 pm

    This looks so cool and refreshing and the perfect addition to our family picnics!

  26. 07/07/2020 / 3:04 pm

    It looks sooo good! Such an amazing refreshing summer drink! I can hardly wait to try it this coming weekend!

  27. Erin
    07/07/2020 / 2:39 pm

    This tea looks heavenly! I love a good iced tea during the summer months, and this looks perfect!

  28. 07/07/2020 / 2:22 pm

    I’m definitely trying your recipe for sure!! I loved iced tea, its perfect for when you want something cool and refreshing to drink.

  29. 07/07/2020 / 1:44 pm

    Such a pretty drink. I have no doubt it tastes so good too. Will try your recipe soon.

  30. 07/07/2020 / 1:27 pm

    Wow this looks really good. What a delightful drink for the Summer. It looks beautiful and I bet it tastes great.

  31. ashley
    07/07/2020 / 12:06 pm

    This tea looks and sounds so delicious and refreshing. Perfect for summertime.

  32. 07/07/2020 / 11:03 am

    I seriously loved it! Such an amazing summer drink!!

  33. 07/07/2020 / 7:47 am

    Summer is coming as the desire to try something new arrives, fresh and interesting recipes like these that we have as our main ingredient: creativity!

  34. Sherry
    07/07/2020 / 7:00 am

    This looks so refreshing. I love iced tea but I usually buy it premade. I love the freshness of the ingredients.

  35. 07/07/2020 / 6:40 am

    This looks so refreshing, and I would think it would be a great start of the day to have a small glass in the morning – what a boost!

  36. Tasheena
    07/07/2020 / 5:03 am

    This looks really refreshing. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

  37. Kathy
    07/07/2020 / 3:13 am

    That tea sure does look amazing. I could really go for a refreshing drink like this right now too. I love a good iced tea. I’ve never had this kind before though. I can’t wait to try it.

  38. Laura
    07/07/2020 / 1:29 am

    This sounds sooo good! I just bought Tazo Refresh Mint tea yesterday. I’m so excited to try this.

  39. 07/06/2020 / 10:11 pm

    That looks and sound delicious. and so refreshing. i love TAZO tea.

  40. Pam Wattenbarger
    07/06/2020 / 9:32 pm

    That sounds delicious. My kids are always experimenting with flavored tea. I need to make this for them.

  41. 07/06/2020 / 9:15 pm

    This sounds like a delicious drink. I need to make this as it is hot here

  42. 07/06/2020 / 8:28 pm

    The tea sounds like it would be good for your tummy too!

  43. 07/06/2020 / 7:11 pm

    Yum, this looks so good! And it’s pretty. I’m excited to try this out.

  44. 07/06/2020 / 7:09 pm

    That looks delicious. This is just the kind of drink I love on a hot summer day. I have to give this a try.

  45. 07/06/2020 / 6:57 pm

    That tea looks so cool and refreshing and the ginger is such a unique flavor. I know if I make it I will be the hit of the barbecue scene.

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