Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

Marla Meridith

June 11, 2014



Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

 

I believe that sipping iced tea is something very special. Its a simple life’s pleasure that should be sipped slowly (ok, sometimes guzzled.) This Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea is certainly special & it would be as perfect sipped on a steamy summers day by the pool. Or served at a elegant gathering.

No matter what…the flavors will razzle dazzle your taste buds & the blueberry ice cubes might just melt your heart!

 

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

In this recipe I tried the new Tetley Black & Green Tetley Tea. I love the blend of my two favorite tea leaves.

I simply steeped a few tea bags, made some blueberry juice (easy peasy) and topped it all off with alcohol free ginger beer. For a stronger ginger flavor you can also add some ginger juice to taste.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

This recipe is my entry for a Tetley Tea Contest for a chance to win a trip to London, UK. I have my fingers crossed that the judges on the Tetley team love it enough to send me on a journey to Europe. You know me, always looking to share amazing adventures!

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

Oh and let’s not forget the blueberry ice cubes…make ’em any shape you wish.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

How fun are Champagne flutes?! These drinks are Mocktails (alcohol free) but certainly worthy of any celebration.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

I love sipping out of Champagne flutes whether boozy or not…it’s makes a drink so much more fun to indulge in.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

Most of you know that blueberries are my favorite! I love them with tea.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

Did I tell you guys that I will be cooking at the Snowmass Mammoth Chili Festival. Yep! Me & my partner Chef David Burton Sanchez are partnering up as team SmoQ ‘N Cowgirl to wow the crowd with an incredible chili recipe.

Stay tuned…I will be posting photos and of course a recipe!

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

Think i’ll bring this iced tea to cool us down when cooking up that hot & spicy chili!

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea | MarlaMeridith.com

Another way to drink iced tea…watching stunning rainbows from your balcony…

Telluride, Colorado rainbow :) MarlaMeridith.com

Don’t forget to pour some of this Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea at your July 4th celebrations too!

Enjoy!

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Disclosure: I’m working with the fine folks at Tetley Tea to share their wonderful new Black & Green Tea. This post is entered in a contest to won a trip to London, UK.

Winner London on Ice Tetley Tea Recipe Contest! MarlaMeridith.com

 

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  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 10:26h, 11 June

    Lately I’ve been drinking blueberry kombucha & it’s so expensive, gah! need to quit and make this instead! Looks incredible and I am loving the blueberry ice cubes, too! Pinned

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:28h, 12 June

      I know it girl ~ that drink can be a fortune. Whip up a batch of this for pennies 😉 Thanks for the pin love!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 10:33h, 11 June

    I am a ginger beer fanatic!! Love that you added it to this tea.

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:28h, 12 June

      Thanks Liz ~ we love it over here too!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites
    Posted at 11:32h, 11 June

    Blueberry ice cubes?? But of course. This is just lovely, Marla!

  • Maria
    Posted at 13:13h, 11 June

    Love the color!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:28h, 12 June

      Yes, blueberries seriously make recipe the most beautiful colors!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 14:12h, 11 June

    What a gorgeous and delicious sounding drink! I’m loving the heart-shaped ice cubes!!

  • Leah
    Posted at 14:59h, 11 June

    This drink looks awesome!! Love the blueberry ice cubes – so creative. Having just returned from London, I hope you win the contest!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:27h, 12 June

      Thanks Leah!! I really hope so too ~ hope you had an amazing trip!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 16:02h, 11 June

    How gorgeous, this is the perfect summer drink!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:27h, 12 June

      Thank you Laura!! I had lots of fun coming up with this recipe 🙂

  • Sommer @ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 16:06h, 11 June

    I love the blueberry ice cubs! Amazing!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:26h, 12 June

      Thanks Sommer 🙂

  • sue/the view from great island
    Posted at 16:08h, 11 June

    Oh gosh this is so beautiful, I would be happy with a bowl of those ice cubes!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:26h, 12 June

      Thanks Sue! They are fun huh!!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 10:54h, 12 June

    I’m making this! It looks amazing and as a non-drinker, I’m always looking for sophisticated non-alcoholic beverages. Thank you.

    AND I must say, that photo you took of the rainbow is so vivid, absolutely gorgeous. My compliments to the photographer.

    Cheers!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:09h, 13 June

      Lauren, when I stepped outside & saw that rainbow I could not believe my eyes! Thrilled I could capture the experience here for you guys 🙂 I agree ~ the non drinkers need something they can feel “part of the party” with. Glad I could provide the option.

  • Toni | BoulderLocavore
    Posted at 11:22h, 12 June

    I can’t get enough of blueberries lately and love the idea of this. Crossing my fingers for you on the London trip AND a big win at the Chili fest in Snowmass!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:08h, 13 June

      Thank you Toni!! We feel competition ready for chili fest & got my fingers crossed too for London 🙂

  • zerrin
    Posted at 14:02h, 12 June

    Love cold tea and if it is a cocktail and has those fantastic blueberry ice cubes, it’s the best summer drink! Pinned!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:07h, 13 June

      Thanks so much for the pin love Zerrin 🙂

  • ami@naivecookcooks
    Posted at 20:23h, 12 June

    I got all the ingredients for it!! Making it soon.

  • Tanya
    Posted at 21:41h, 12 June

    I am 12 weeks pregnant and was told to stay away from black tea, any other suggestions on type of tea bags to use???
    I live ginger beer and blueberries so the two together sound amazing, plus something fun to drink while my friends and their spouses have their summer boozy drinks ; )

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  • Allison
    Posted at 08:28h, 13 June

    What a beautiful recipe! I eat my weight in blueberries during the summer and this looks like a deliciously refreshing way to eat even more of them. That colour is just incredible!!! Gorgeous photos -the rainbow! the drink! Summer in a glass 🙂

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    Posted at 14:47h, 17 June

    This looks so delicious and refreshing! Your photography is always so inspiring too, that you are able to take so many interesting, gorgeous photos that are all different! I salute you! Great recipe, pinned!

    • Marla
      Posted at 16:24h, 17 June

      Thanks so much Meggan!! I have such a blast with the photography 🙂

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