I saw a recipe in AllYou magazine for a herbal tea infused lemonade and was eager to give my old lemonade recipe new life.
As luck would have it, when I went to whip up a batch, I couldn't find the recipe anywhere.
Left to my own devices, I made my lemonade like usual and added the raspberry tea.
I added the lemon juice a little at a time until I found the taste that I liked with the raspberry. As it turned out, I liked the raspberry lemonade with 1/2 cup of lemon juice. But with this amount of lemon juice, my family thought it tasted more like Kool-Aid than lemonade. I added 1/4 cup more lemon juice and then everyone agreed that it tasted more like a lemonade.
The verdict - add the lemon juice in increments until you find the right amount of sweet - tart flavor that fits your tastes buds. I prefer the Kool-Aid flavor myself.
7 cups water
5 bags of Celestial Herb Tea Raspberry Zinger
3/4 cup lemon juice
1-2/3 cup sugar
Bring water to a boil. Turn off and place tea bags in the water.
Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the bags. Letting them steep longer can make them bitter.
Add the lemon juice and sugar. Stir well.
Let cool off. Place in a pitcher.
Chill in the refrigerator until served.