Wednesday, August 14, 2013

made at home: cherry coconut iced tea




Cherry Coconut Iced Tea

  • 1 lb. rainier cherries (pitted)
  • 1/3 cup of shredded/sweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon of vanilla abstract
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 4-5 black tea bags 
  • 9 cups of water

   Combine the cherries, coconut, sugar, vanilla, water, and lemon juice into a large pot. Place ob the stove top and bring to a boil for about 20 minutes. Smash the cherries into the size of the pot after taking off the heat. Add the tea bags and let the mixture sit for 1 to 2 hours. After setting, strain the liquid over a bowl and squeeze the solids to get all the juices/tea out (some of my little pieces of coconut came through the strainer, but I was fine with that). Pour into a pitcher and serve over ice, and store in the refrigerator.



   This summer, I have kind of had this obsession with brewing iced teas. Almost everyday I will grab a jar, a package of tea, some water, and let the sun do its work. I had some Rainier Cherries that were almost to the state of tossing out, so I decide to make some flavored iced tea combination. The cherry and coconut have such complementing tastes, I knew this tea was going to be a delight. This sweet, refreshing tea is a perfect drink for any tea lover on a warm summer's afternoon. Enjoy!

20 comments:

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  2. That looks incredibly refreshing.

    Xo. M.

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  3. LOVE this, and I feel like sweet iced tea is all my husband and I drink, really you can't go wrong with tea! I've never tried "sun" brewing it, but sounds so fun and easy! (Now excuse me while I go make some much craved tea)
    xo, Emma
    -alittledarling.blogspot.com

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  4. this looks exceptionally deliciously perfect!
    xx

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  5. YUM! I am a huge fan of iced tea. Like, raised-in-the-South-can't-live-without-it-crazy. I am saving this recipe for later!! :)

    xx, julie
    //obsessed//

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  6. looks great

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  7. This sounds so delicious! I keep meaning to make iced tea this summer and keep forgetting. I better get on that before it gets chilly!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  8. This sounds and looks so delicious!! I also love anything with coconut. Your outfit is super cool as well.

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  10. love this. so summer! and i love your outfit!!

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  11. Oh my gosh that sounds absolutely amazing! I love your blog by the way. So awesome.

    xx
    Ellie

    City Brewed 

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  12. I've never drunk something like that before <3
    This dress is too lovely, I adore it!

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  13. This recipe sounds so tasty and perfect for summer. Over the summer, I've been making lots of juices and smoothies instead of iced tea.

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  14. you seriously couldn't get any cuter. love the shirt/dress combo.

    and i recently found an herbal version of chai tea that i looooooooove especially when iced. and yes, i drink it out of mason jars because how else am i supposed to drink tea?

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  15. This recipe looks so so yummy and refreshing, I'll have to try it out! :)

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  16. This sounds so amazing. I am obsessed with tea. I am a big fan of Teavana. I always liked the idea of making making my own tea, and in a way this is it.

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  17. What a treat! This looks so yummy and perfect for sipping outside if its warm - may just give it a whirl! I'm your newest follower - would very much appreciate a follow back on Gfc if u like my blog too. Stop by and say hi sometime! :-) x

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