Made with copious amounts of fresh cherries, a few slivers of fresh ginger, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a splash of vanilla and green tea, this Cherry and Ginger Infused Green Tea is the perfect refreshing drink!
Living in the deep south it gets hot. Hot and humid. Sometimes it feels as though you’re going to simply melt away. Therefore we make sure to drink lots of fluids to help us stay cool and hydrated. And one of our favorite drinks is my Cherry and Ginger Infused Green Tea!
In our family, there is always a pitcher of iced tea made and ready to enjoy. However, for the longest time I wouldn’t drink anything but soda. As you can imagine it wasn’t the healthiest choice.
Not being a huge fan of water, I wanted to find something else that I would enjoy along with everyone else in my family. Naturally, being born and raised in the South, the most natural thing was tea.
But not just any tea, a delicious glass of fresh-brewed tea made with Bigelow Tea – none of that powdered instant mix for me!
Bigelow Tea has long been a favorite of mine. I can remember my father making sweet tea with Bigelow while I was growing up. With so many delicious flavors from which to choose, I never run out of flavors to try! Plus it’s easy and takes just minutes to make. While Bigelow Tea tastes great on its own, I also enjoy combining flavors, and creating my own flavors like this Cherry and Ginger Infused Green Tea!
My Cherry and Ginger Infused Green Tea features copious amounts of fresh cherries, a few slivers of fresh ginger, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a splash of vanilla and Bigelow Green Tea. Of course, you can use any brand of green tea you prefer.
Ready to see how to make this cold and refreshing tea?
HOW TO MAKE CHERRY AND GINGER INFUSED GREEN TEA
This cherry and ginger infused green tea is quite easy to make. It calls for just a few common ingredients and a little bit of time. The longest part is waiting for the cherry and ginger water to infuse.
You’ll find the complete ingredient list and instructions in the free printable recipe card near the end of this infused tea recipe post.
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INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE INFUSED GREEN TEA
Fresh always tastes better, especially when making infused tea, The fresh cherries, ginger, lemon, and filtered water really make it taste amazing. The ingredients you will need to make Cherry and Ginger Infused Green Tea include:
- fresh ginger
- white sugar
- filtered water
- Bigelow Green Tea
- Fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Vanilla extract
- Lemon slices and cherries for garnish (optional)
CHERRY AND GINGER INFUSED GREEN TEA INSTRUCTIONS
Making this tea is as easy as infusing, steeping, flavoring, garnishing, and serving. As I mentioned above, the longest part is waiting on the cherry and ginger infused water. The other steps take maybe 10 minutes.
Step One: Infuse the Water
Begin by combining the pitted cherries and ginger slices in a glass bowl. Sprinkle the sugar over the cherries and ginger mixture.
And then cover with 2 cups of cold, filtered water. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or as long as overnight.
Step Two: Boil and Steep
Next, bring 2 cups of water nearly to a boil; pour over tea bags in a heat-safe pitcher. Steep tea for 1 to 2 minutes, longer if you like stronger tea.
Now squeeze the tea bags into pitcher to ensure you get all of that yummy tea flavoring out and discard the bags.
Step Three: Strain and Combine
Strain the cherry-ginger water into the pitcher of green tea, squeezing out any excess liquid from the cherries. Tip – I used a potato masher to smash out every last drop of that wonderfully sweet cherry juice.
Step Four: Add Additional Flavor
Add a drop or two of vanilla extract, a tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and stir.
Step Five: Garnish, Serve and Enjoy!
Now all that’s left to do is serve over ice with a lemon slice and a cherry or two as garnish. You may want to add some more sugar depending on your tastes! Tip – this tea also tastes great served hot!
- 3 cups cherries, pitted
- 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 4 cups filtered water, divided
- 4 bags Bigelow Green Tea
- 1 tablespoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- 1 to 2 drops of vanilla extract
- Lemon slices and cherries for garnish (optional)
- Begin by combining the pitted cherries and ginger slices in a glass bowl.
- Sprinkle the sugar over the cherries and ginger mixture, then cover with 2 cups of cold, filtered water.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or as long as overnight.
- When ready, bring 2 cups of water nearly to a boil then pour over the tea bags in a heat-safe pitcher.
- Allow tea to steep for 1 to 2 minutes, longer if you like stronger tea.
- Now squeeze the tea bags into pitcher to ensure you get all of the tea flavoring out and discard the bags.
- Strain the cherry-ginger water into the pitcher of green tea, squeezing out any excess liquid from the cherries. Tip - I used a potato masher to mush out all of the cherry juice.
- Add a drop or two of vanilla extract, followed by a tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, and stir.
- Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry or two.
To Infuse Water
Making the Tea
Tip - you may want to add some more sugar depending on your tastes!
Tip: this tea also tastes great served hot!
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Next time you are at Walmart, head over to the Tea/Coffee aisle and pick up a few flavors of Bigelow Tea! With 50+ varieties, you’re sure to find one you love!
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