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    Fruit Blast Sage Iced Tea

    Fruit Blast Sage Iced Tea. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 8 mins

    18 mins

    50 mins

    Sue Lau's Note:

    This tea has an intense fruity flavor with just a hint of herbally sage. Great with a piece of lemon added.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place water, rhubarb and cherries in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
    2. 2
      Cover pan, reduce heat, and simer 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Strain mixture through a sieve, pressing fruit (fruit should be cooked to a pulp).
    4. 4
      Discard pressed fruit pulp.
    5. 5
      Return strained mixture to the saucepan and heat until it just starts to boil.
    6. 6
      Add tea bags, fresh sage, and balsamic vinegar.
    7. 7
      Allow to steep away from heat, covered, for 6-8 minutes.
    8. 8
      Strain mixture, removing sage and tea bags.
    9. 9
      When slightly cool, place 5 cups cold water ito a pitcher and add tea.
    10. 10
      Stir in 1/2 cup honey (more or less, to taste), until honey dissolves.
    11. 11
      Serve tea on ice, garnished with a lemon slice, if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 10, 2004

      45

      This was easy to put together and received well although we all felt the sage was a little over-powering. Next time we'll reduce the sage to approximately 2 tablespoons rather than a 1/4 cup. It was very refreshing. DH and I learned that apple cider vinegar added to tea (or even a glass of ice water) is very refreshing, but took a little getting use to (I think it's that lemon mentality) so we didn't have any problem making the transition from apple cider vinegar to balsamic vinegar in tea. We'll be serving this again the next time we have guests for a cookout. The rosy red color was very pleasing to the eyes too!

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    • on August 05, 2004

      55

      I really enjoyed this recipe! Very refreshing on a hot summer day. I put off making it because I expected it to be rather messy to make, which it was, but it was well worth it. I am sure I will make this again and again!

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    • on July 22, 2004

      45

      What a beautiful color this beverage has. I used some of the juice from the sour cherries as the water to cook the rhubarb and cherries. I didn't care for the sage taste in the tea. My personal taste. I would prefer sugar instead of honey, since the honey really did not dissolve properly even when the tea was still hot.(I did not have a liquid honey). I would like to play with this recipe, it has potential.

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    Nutritional Facts for Fruit Blast Sage Iced Tea

    Serving Size: 1 (1169 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 11.9
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    53%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.9 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 3.1 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 2.9 g
    11%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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    fresh sage leaves

    tea bags

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