It’s amazing how the months fly by. It’s absurd to think that the last time I sat down to pour a little of myself into a blog post was September. After a bit of re-evaluation of what I want out of this blog and what I want to offer, I’ve decided to take it easy; keep it simple, yet delicious. Simple may not always mean easy, but in this case, it sure does.
In result, I have an iced Raspberry & Yellow Nectarine Jasmine Green Tea “Boba” that I love to sip on as the weather starts heating up. The perfume-y jasmine green tea, mixed with the somewhat rose-y raspberries, the tart nectarine, and the rich sweetness of the maple syrup renders a really nicely balanced and refreshing summer drink.
Of course, feel free to modify as you wish; you can tailor the sweetness to your liking, or even turn this into a unique rendition of Long Island Iced Tea.
Raspberry & Yellow Nectarine Jasmine Green Tea “Boba”
Total active time: 5 minutes
Where to get the ingredients: you can order these online either from Amazon or THRIVE Market which is like an online, cheaper, organic Costco that offers free shipping on orders over $49 AND gives 15% off your first order! (with better prices and deals than Amazon too)
- Jasmine green tea pearls
- Organic maple syrup: Amazon (more expensive), Thrive (cheaper)
- Sea salt: Amazon (more expensive), Thrive (cheaper)
- Boba straws
- Fruit: from your local farmers’ market of course!
- about 1-2 tbsp of loose leaf jasmine green tea, I prefer the kind rolled into small little spheres
- 1.5 cups of filtered water
- about 1/4 cup of fresh raspberries, cut in fourths; divided into half
- 1/2 of fresh yellow nectarine, thinly sliced; divided into half
- dash of sea salt
- 1-2 tbsp of organic maple syrup
- 1/2 cup ice
- boba straws
- Boil the 1.5-2 cups of water and to it add the jasmine tea, half of the quartered raspberries, and half of the thinly sliced nectarine.
- Let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes, give it a stir every few minutes, while trying to mash up and breakdown the fruit.
- While the tea is brewing, take the remaining raspberries and put them in the serving glass. Add the 1-2 tbsp of maple syrup and dash of sea salt, mash until the mixture resembles a runny raspberry jam. Dice the remaining nectarine slices, as small as possible (small enough to fit through a boba straw), and add to the mix.
- After about 5-7 minutes have passed, strain the tea and pour it into the serving glass with the fruit and syrup mixture. Mix thoroughly and add 1/2 cup (or more) of ice.
- Change into your bathing suit, lay down a towel in the sun, get a tan and stick a straw into your super refreshing boba drink. You can thank me later for the beautifully bronze tan you’ll get 😉
What are you favorite tea add-ins? What other drinks do you like to make when the weather is hot?