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Kiwi and Raspberry Iced Tea

13 September 2013

SO welcome to day 5 of the Zespri blogger challenge! I am sure you are so glad its Friday and can't wait until the week end is officially here! I am not sure about you, but Friday (as exciting as it is) is usually a really busy, tiring day at work. Most jobs are URGENT on a Friday and I spend the whole day running around which usually mean I am longing for 5 o'clock to roll around. Luckily today I have a secret weapon with me to keep me awake and energized. I bet you will never guess what it is? A kiwi you say? Gosh! How did you know?

Just kidding! But it really is a kiwi. If you have been following this weeks kiwi facts, you will know it is an all round winner when it comes to vitamins and nutrients. In fact, it has FIVE TIMES the nutrition of an apple #blownaway!

Yip! Its true. So when you swing past the store tomorrow to get your weekend haul, look out for Zespri kiwis and stock up for next weeks lunch boxes!

Anyhoo. I made this to share with you today:


A nice, refreshing iced-tea.


Packed with the nutritious little green fire cracker!


Iced tea is always simple to make. I don't think you could find a complicated one! There is only one golden rule when it comes to making iced tea: never over-brew the tea. If you want it stronger, add extra bags. Over brewing will make the tea bitter. Phhhew!


Oh - it also helps to add the sugar to the boiling water - it will help it dissolve!



Mmmmm, I think I need to get some more of this on the go! I could use a refreshing break right now!

Have a great weekend!


Kiwi and Raspberry Iced Tea

Source: Bits of Sunshine Original
Yield: 1.5 liters
Prep Time: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 Zespri Kiwis
6 bags of raspberry tea
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup boiling water
1.2 L cold water
mint
ice blocks

Method:
pour a cup of hot water into a jug, add the tea bags and sugar and let it brew for 5-7 minutes
while it is brewing, peel and slice up the kiwi
put 3/4 of the sliced kiwi into the blender and wizz it until it is smooth
(keep the other 1/4 of the sliced kiwi to add to the finished iced tea)
add the cold water to the jog of freshly brewed tea
stir the kiwi pulp into the ice tea
gooi in the ice blocks and mint ;)
and lastly add the slices of kiwi that you kept aside....

sit back and enjoy!
P.s - if you are battling to find raspberry tea - try the Lipton wild berry tea!
www.bitsofsunshine.com  (c) Heidi Hawyes
Disclaimer: this is a sponsored post. Zespri has supplied me with the kiwi fruit that were used in this post. I can assure you, all the views are my own! I would not promote a product if I didn't believe in it whole-heartily! The kiwis I received were amazingly firm, and in good condition. They were tasty and wonderful! And I am glad to be part of their Blogger Challenge. Thank you Zespri!

P.P.S - Happy 22nd Birthday Megs!!!