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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Rosemary's Raspberry Earl
Rosemary, if you're reading this post, this one's for you. I'm raising this glass to you as I'm typing. You could probably use a caffeine pick-me-up as you're working those long shifts at the hospital and going to nursing school at the same time. I don't know how you do it! Thanks for introducing me to this awesome tea. I love it so much, I'm naming this recipe after you.
I have always loved the floral fragrance of Earl Grey tea, but by itself, the floral taste is almost too strong for me. This raspberry/Earl mixture is the perfect blend. I usually mix my flavored teas with black tea (Lipton!) to give them a different flavor and to stretch a buck or two, so that is what I did with this batch. Lemon juice adds a nice punch to the flavor.
2 cups water
2 Raspberry Earl tea sachets
2 small bags of Lipton black tea
Juice from half of a small lemon
Rasberries for garnish
Sweetener of choice
Allow tea bags to steep in hot water for 4-5 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice into the tea mixture. Add sweetener of choice. Fill glass with ice and rasberries, pour in the tea and enjoy.