Blackberry Peach Chaga Iced Tea! Doesn't your heart flutter just thinking about this sweet drink? It's not difficult to make, and is the perfect refresher for a warm day. Bring it to the beach, a picnic, or your own backyard. The options are limitless. Scroll down for the Quick Recipe Card, or keep reading for a more detailed instruction and the health benefits!
By now, we all know what a powerhouse Chaga is when it comes to your wellness, add Blackberry and Peach and we've got a combo that is as delicious as it is nutritious!
Chaga - Antioxidants (ORAC 146,700), Polysaccharides, Melanin, Potassium and much more! Chaga's beneficial compounds work to improve your overall health, skin, mood, and energy levels
Blackberry - Antioxidants (ORAC 5,905), Vitamins A, E, K and B, and Flavanoid Phytochemicals. Blackberries are also a great source of antioxidants, Blackberry promotes youthful aging, aids inflammation and contains all sorts of vitamins and minerals.
Peach - Antioxidants (ORAC 1,814), Vitamins C, A, E, K and Potassium. Peaches promote healthy skin, healthy eyes, healthy blood pressure and heart rate.
What You Need
For this recipe, you're going to need a few tools...
- Coffee filter or wire/mesh sieve
- Iced tea pitcher, bowl, jug, etc
...and a few ingredients
- 3-4 Chaga Tea Bags (or 4 tsp loose Chaga tea)
- 2 Ripe Peaches (you really only need 1, but it's extra pretty if you cut one up to put in the tea!)
- 1/2 cup Blackberries
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Water, 3-4 Cups Water (for tea)
Let's Get To It!
To begin, slice both (or just one) Peach. Put one Peach worth of slices into your saucepan, along with the sugar, blackberries, and 1/2 cup of water. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally. This needs to heat for a bit, so in the mean time, brew your Chaga tea! I prefer to use the French Press for Chaga, but use whatever method you're most comfortable with!
Once your fruit is nice and soft, feel free to beat it up a bit with a fork or potato masher, it helps you get the most juice out of your fruit, and is quite entertaining. After a bit it should look like this...
Once you've reached a syrup-like consistency, strain out your fruit pulp (Or leave it in if you like a pulpy drink). Add the syrup, remaining sugar, and extra Peach slices to your Chaga Tea, stir well and chill for about 2 or more hours. Then Enjoy!!