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2 Summer Recipes with Kusmi Strawberry Green Tea

Kusmi Strawberry Green Tea - Kittenhood

When I’ve first tried Kusmi Tea, I was instantly smitten with their great quality and variety. I even turned the tins into candles, because that’s how much I like tea tins. So when I was asked to review the Strawberry Green Tea, I had no doubt it would be the perfect summer tea. I drank the tea warm and loved it, but summer calls for cooler, lighter things. So I took that flavorful, antioxidant tea and turned it into two treats: ice tea and popsicles. To keep the tea from diluting, I used frozen strawberries instead of ice cubes, and to make the pops more fun I’ve layered the tea with mashed strawberries. And yes, that’s as easy as it sounds:
Strawberry Green Ice Tea - Kittenhood

Strawberry green ice tea
A refreshing drink for all your summer parties
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Ingredients
  1. 1 liter water
  2. 5-6 strawberry green tea bags
  3. sweetener
  4. frozen strawberries
Instructions
  1. Heat the water to about 80 degrees Celsius. Pour over the tea bags and infuse for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Sweeten the tea and allow it to cool completely.
  3. Serve with frozen strawberries instead of ice, so the taste doesn't dilute.
Notes
  1. Don't infuse the tea longer than the time specified on the package - instead of being stronger, it will just be bitter.
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Green Ice Tea With Strawberries - Kittenhood
Green Tea Strawberry Popsicles - Kittenhood

Strawberry green tea popsicles
Serves 6
A refreshing and healthy snack or dessert for hot summer days
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Ingredients
  1. 200ml water
  2. 1 strawberry green tea bag
  3. 200g strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  4. popsicle molds
Instructions
  1. Heat the water to about 80 degrees celsius and infuse the tea for 3-4 minutes. Sweeten if necessary and let cool.
  2. Divide the tea into six popsicle molds, only covering about half of each one. Place in the freezer for at least half an hour (or until it starts freezing).
  3. Meanwhile, puree the strawberries using a blender or a potato masher. Pour in the popsicle molds, creating a layered effect. Freeze for a couple of hours before serving.
Notes
  1. To remove popsicles from their molds easily, run some warm water over them.
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Strawberry Green Tea Popsicles - Kittenhood