Here are 5 new and unique ideas for how to make red raspberry leaf tea taste better!
Let me guess – you’re in your third trimester and have been given the green light to start drinking raspberry leaf tea but were shocked the moment you took that first sip and were hit with the most bitter tea you’ve ever tasted in your life? Been there… My first pregnancy I pretty much just gave up on it after my third cup but my second pregnancy I was determined to drink my daily tea in hopes that it would pose some magical labor benefits. I knew I would never drink it alone or even mixed with honey so I developed a few recipes to help make raspberry leaf tea taste better.
I am a drink girl through and through so the flavor of the tea really mattered to me. These recipes were not just tolerable, they were actually really enjoyable and I looked forward to sipping on them every day. Whether you are looking for a cozy drink before bed or a refreshing iced pick-me-up mid-day, these recipes all well worth the few extra steps and ingredients. After trying them out, I think you’ll agree!
1. Red Raspberry Honey Dew Mocktail
- 4 oz brewed (strong) and chilled Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 3 oz Honey Dew Juice – you can gather this juice when you slice the honey dew or you can cube the melon and blend it in a blender until smooth (straining is optional)
- 1/4 Cup Raspberries
- 1-2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- Optional Garnish: 4 Scewered Melon Balls
Directions for How to make raspberry leaf tea taste better:
- Fill a 16 oz glass with ice.
- Muddle the Raspberries.
- Mix all remaining ingredients well in a shaker and pour over the ice.
- Garnish and enjoy!
Note: You can replace the fresh raspberries with raspberry juice if you don’t like texture.
2. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Spiced Cider
- 4 oz Spiced Apple Juice or Cider
- 4 oz Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (brewed strong)
- Combine the strong red raspberry leaf tea with the spiced apple cider and enjoy hot.
Note: You can buy apple cider pre-spiced during the holiday season or you can make your own with whole cloves, orange peel, cinnamon sticks, and whole allspice. Simply bring all of the ingredients to a boil with your juice and then let simmer for 5 minutes before straining.
3. Citrus Mint Mocktail with Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
- 4 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 3 oz Red Raspberry Leaf Tea (Brewed Strong)
- 1 oz Pure Maple Syrup
- 2-4 oz Sparkling Cucumber Mint Water
- Prepare a tall glass with ice and red raspberry leaf tea.
- In a shaker, combine the grapefruit juice with the maple syrup and shake well.
- Pour the sweetened grapefruit juice over the tea and top with sparkling mint water.
Note: I like to use the Good & Gather Cucumber Mint water from Target in this mocktail.
4. Red Raspberry Leaf Tea Spiced Steamer
- 2 oz Milk of choice
- 4 oz red raspberry leaf tea (brewed strong)
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Almond Nut Butter
- 1 Date
- Heat your milk and tea and let cool to be warm but not hot.
- In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Serve immediately in a warm mug.
Note: I love the RX Nut Butter in the Vanilla Almond Flavor for this recipe.
5. Strawberry Mango Smoothie with Red Raspberry Leaf Tea
- 8 oz red raspberry leaf tea
- 1/4 cup sliced frozen strawberries
- 1/4 cup cubed frozen mangoes
- 1 date
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve immediatly.
Note: You may need to let the frozen fruit sit out for 5-10 minutes to make them easier to blend.
You can adjust how thick this smoothie is by adding more red raspberry leaf tea if necessary.
I hope you give some of these recipes a try and are able to find one that can make Red Raspberry Leaf Tea taste better to you! You can find some of my other popular drink recipes below.