Tropical Iced Passion Tea Recipe

Passion fruit has a very tropical taste with a combination of flavors similar to papaya, mango and pineapple.

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Servings: 1
Yield: 8 ounces (250ml)
Prep time: 9 Minutes
Total time: 12 Minutes

1 teaspoon (5 ml) loose leaf orange pekoe tea
6 ounces (180 ml) distilled or filtered water
1 ounce (30 ml) cranberry juice
1 ounce (30 ml) passion fruit juice
1 teaspoon (5 ml) honey

If you do not have a teapot for brewing loose leaf tea, you may substitute using tea bags for brewing.
If you cannot find a source for passion fruit juice, an alternative is to purchase passion fruit from the grocery store and juice it yourself – one fruit yeilds enough juice for one glass of tea.

1) Put the kettle on and begin heating your water.
2) Use 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of loose leaf tea for every 8 ounces of water, unless the tea tin instructs you differently.
3) When the water has almost reached the boil, about 150F (65C), insert a the strainer over your teapot. Measure your tea into the strainer. If you don’t have a teapot with a built-in strainer, you can just measure the leaves directly into the pot. If you don’t have a thermometer handy, you can tell the water temperature by watching the bubbles. Small bubbles will float to the surface of the water at about 160F (71C), and you’ll see strings of bubbles from the bottom of the kettle at about 180F (82C). After that, you’ll have a full rolling boil.
4) When the water begins to boil, turn off the kettle and pour it over the tea leaves into the teapot. Put the lid on to steep.
5) Steep anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. The longer the tea steeps, the stronger the tea will taste.
6) After steeping, remove the strainer from the teapot and replace the lid. If your teapot does not have a built-in strainer you may use a kitchen strainer when pouring the tea to catch the tea leaves.
7) Add the juices and honey while the tea is still hot and stir the mixture completely.
8) Let the tea cool and then pour over ice just before serving. Melting ice may tend to delute the flavor.

Nutrition Information:
Calories (kcal) 54
% Calories from Fat: 1%
% Calories from Carbohydrates: 98%
% Calories from Protein: 1%