A refreshing Raspberry Leaf, Rosemary and Orange Iced tea made with either fresh or dried raspberry leaves. Serve it iced in the summer and warm in the winter for its medicinal benefits . . . or just because it tastes great!
This Raspberry Leaf, Rosemary and Orange Iced Tea is so refreshing!
If you grow your own raspberries, watch for the time when the leaves are soft and bright green and the berries are beginning to form. This is the time to make this delicious, healthy, herbal iced tea!
I found this recipe for Raspberry Leaf Rosemary and Orange Iced Tea in the latest issue of Alive magazine. With fresh raspberry leaves and rosemary from my garden, it seemed like the perfect drink to make on a hot, sunny afternoon.
You can use either fresh or dried raspberry leaves to make this herbal tea.
If you don't have fresh raspberry leaves, dried ones are readily available in your local health food store, or online. You can read all about the amazing benefits of raspberry leaf on Wellness Mama.
Ready to detoxify your body and focus on "clean eating?" Here's what you'll need to make a pitcher of this refreshing iced tea.
- rosemary: fresh is best, but you can use dried leaves
- orange: organic is best, as you'll be using the peel, too.
- raspberry leaves: fresh or dried
- orange marmalade: use a "no-sugar added" brand
- orange juice: freshly squeezed
- raspberries: for garnish
How to make Raspberry Leaf Tea
Here's a quick overview of what you'll do to make a pitcher of iced tea. Detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Put the rosemary, raspberry leaves and orange slices in a large pitcher.
- Bring the water and marmalade to a boil in a pot with a lid, then remove from the heat and cool slightly.
- Pour the mixture through a strainer into the pitcher with the rosemary, raspberry leaves and orange slices.
- Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, then serve over ice, garnished with fresh raspberries.
- This herbal iced tea has a delicate, slightly sweet flavour. Garnish it with fresh orange slices and a few fresh or frozen raspberries, sit back, and let its antioxidant benefits relax and rejuvenate you!
Raspberry Leaf, Rosemary and Orange Iced Tea
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 1 organic orange, washed and sliced into rounds
- ¼ cup fresh raspberry leaves, loosely packed, or 2 Tablespoons dried raspberry leaves
- 2 tablespoon no-sugar-added orange marmalade
- ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice, optional
- 4 fresh or frozen raspberries for garnish
- Place rosemary, orange and raspberry leaves in a jug or jar that will hold at least 4 cups (1 liter).
- In a covered medium pot, bring 4 cups of water and marmalade to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
- If using fresh herbs, allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes. If using dried, pour over the herbs immediately. Allow to steep for 10 -15 minutes.
- Pour through a strainer into a jug and refrigerate for 3 to 6 hours.
- Serve chilled over ice, garnished with orange slices and raspberries.