Frozen Fruity Tea

by Maria Theresa Maggi on July 5, 2013

Frozen Fruity Tea with Borage Flower

This is a riff on Susan’s Hibiscus Blueberry Cooler, for lazy girls like me who forget to plan ahead.  It’s so easy you can even make it if you’ve already laid down on the couch for a nap. I simply got up, chopped a round of watermelon into chunks and set them on wax paper a plate in the freezer while boiling water for the teabags. Then I went back to my nap.

I thought I’d be serving this to Alexandra Teague, the talented and accomplished poet who graciously wrote this blurb for my forthcoming chapbook of poetry if a sparrow. She came to visit me at home for the first time to see my garden. We had a lovely, lively visit—turns out we have much in common, despite our age difference—but alas, she was not thirsty when I offered her something to drink. So in the end I enjoyed this treat myself later in the evening while I watched a movie. It truly was ambrosial. And really fun to drink my tea with a spoon.



Maria (moonwatcher)

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1 Sheila Z July 7, 2013 at 3:36 am

Looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this myself. Never thought of putting frozen fruit in iced tea.


2 angela July 7, 2013 at 4:15 am

This tea look delicious Maria and so pretty.

But it’s very cold here in Adelaide so I’m sipping on squeezed lemon juice with half a teaspoon of chilli flakes (chillies still growing in my garden) half a teaspoon of turmeric and some pieces of fresh ginger covered with boiling water and sweetened with stevia. It’s so soothing for my poor old sore throat (first cold I’ve had in years and I’m quite miffed about it).

The summer will return however – and it gets pretty hot here –
so I’ll try your lovely tea when we’re sweltering in January or February next year….I’ll look forward to it…but not the heat : (

Love Angela X


3 moonwatcher July 7, 2013 at 7:13 am

Hi Angela, so sorry to hear about your cold, but thanks for telling me about your soothing winter time tea to help with it. Yesterday I was thinking that my readers “down under” would actually be in Winter right now, and so wouldn’t need to cool off!! Thanks for reading, and keeping the idea tucked away for when your summer comes again and we are all talking about soup up here!! xo


4 never give up July 7, 2013 at 4:58 am

That looks soooo refreshing Maria!! I will have to try a version of it today. Looks perfect for these 90 plus degree days with high humidity that we have been having.


5 moonwatcher July 7, 2013 at 7:14 am

Thanks never give up!! I am really enjoying it, and hope your version takes the edge off the heat and humidity back east. It sounds pretty intense. Frozen fruit to the rescue!


6 Ashley July 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Alexandra is a wonderful teacher as well; even if the student isn’t always up too par 🙂


7 moonwatcher July 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Hi Ashley–Yes, I bet she is. Some of her most lovely poems in Mortal Geography are about her students.


8 Lisa@ Cooking with Curls August 8, 2013 at 2:01 pm

What a fun idea. I have never even thought to add frozen fruit to tea 🙂


9 moonwatcher August 8, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Thanks, Lisa! 🙂


10 angela@spinachtiger August 9, 2013 at 6:47 am

I’ve never had hibiscus tea but I just know this would be the coolest drink at the party.


11 moonwatcher August 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

Thanks, Angela! 🙂 Let me know if you give it a try.


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