Raspberry is recognized for its sweet fruits and pleasant tasting leaves and the plant has been cherished for hundred of years. The plant is native to many parts of Europe, North America, and western Asia, and it is an easily cultivated member of the Rose family. They said, the Raspberries were discovered by the Olympian gods themselves while searching for berries on Mount Ida.
Try and enjoy this refreshing concoction, Raspberry Rosehip Iced Tea.
- 1/4 cup dried rosehips
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried raspberry leaves
- 1 1/2 cups naturally sweetened raspberry or cherry juice
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 4 orange slices, for garnish (optional)
- In a large pot bring 4 1/2 cups of water to a boil over high heat. Stir in the rosehips and raisins. Partially cover the pot, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat, stir in raspberry leaves, cover and steep for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, place a large strainer lined with cheesecloth or a damp paper towel over another pot or heatproof bowl. Strain tea, pressing on the herbs to extract all liquid. Add raspberry and orange juices and stir to blend. Let brew cool completely, about 45 minutes. Fill four tall glasses with ice. Pour tea over ice and garnish each with an orange slice, if desired. Serve immediately.