When it comes to this Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea recipe, it’s all about the bold mint flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and slight sweetness from the blackberries. Naturally sweetened, this tea serves great as a detox or a boost in digestion, can be served hot or cold, and is easy to make, and perfect for any day or season, especially during the cold weather months.
Hey, ya'll! It's Wednesday so that means that we are well into the week and Friday is only a few short days away! Honestly, it's been feeling like the days have been going by so quickly. Can anyone else relate?
With Daylight savings being so recent, I'm still trying to get my body in tune with losing a whole hour. Haha.
More importantly, I've been so excited with the weather here in NYC for the past few days. Thankfully, we've had more sunny days and slightly warmer weather, which lets me know that Spring is on the horizon! Yay!
I haven't begun prepping for my Spring baking just yet, however, I have been dabbling in a few new ingredients and food choices when it comes to recipes, so I'm excited to share those with you as the days go on!
This tea recipe in particular is one of my newest faves! Honestly, I've read about the power of using lemon as a detox and of course the many benefits of mint leaves, however, after trying this combo, I'll admit that this has to be a new regimen of mine. It's so tasty but in addition, you feel the calmness with every sip and a nice "cleansing" inwardly. Plus, it's the perfect warm tea for the cold weather or on any given day if you're a tea lover year around, like myself.
If you've been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea and you enjoy making your own beverages from scratch, then this mini roundup is perfect for you:
Natural Homemade Lemon Ginger Ale
Cucumber Ginger Lemon Detox Juice
Creamy Jamaican-Inspired Vegan Carrot Juice
Fresh Watermelon Cucumber Mint Juice
Traditional Southern Iced Sweet Tea
OK, so I know what you must be thinking. Why would I add Blackberries to this whole concoction? Whelp, not only are Blackberries a fruit that I feel get no love, BUT they are also very beneficial to our bodies! While this recipe only has a hint of blackberry flavor---you can definitely enhance it by adding them in with the other ingredients during the brewing process.
Awesome Benefits of Blackberries:
Vitamin C as we know helps with our skin (regeneration + all), heal wounds, absorbs iron better, shorten the common cold, and a host of other things. However, Vitamin K prevents our bodies from "bleeding out" when we get a cut (blood clotting). In addition, it helps with our bone metabolism.
If you aren't too familiar, Manganese is a mineral that also helps with bone health and our overall immune system.
Yes, you've read right. Studies have shown that Blackberries (and their extract) have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which fight against common oral bacterias, therefore making them great for overall oral health.
Not only does fiber help you to regularly have a bowel movement, but it also helps to reduce cholesterol, control blood sugar levels, lose weight, and nourishes good gut bacteria.
Let’s dig into this recipe, shall we?
In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add water and let it begin to boil. Once boiling, add mint leaves and boil for 10 minutes, letting it only simmer (on low heat) after the first 5 minutes. Add lemon slices in the last 2-3 minutes of simmer, then remove from heat and cover the pot with a lid so that everything begins to fully infuse, about 3-4 minutes.
Add honey to sweeten and serve in prepared mugs.
Pour tea carefully into mugs, add a mint leaf in each, followed by a lemon slice and 2-3 blackberries.
Sip and enjoy!
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Lemon Blackberry Mint Tea.