Don’t you just love the feeling of discovering something new and feeling like you can’t go on without having it?! I recently felt this burst of joy when I decided to try a new herbal tea.
My new tea obsession is Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry Herbal Tea. Ok, this is what I love about it…
It tastes like real blueberries
It smells like a warm blueberry muffin
It’s herbal and caffeine free
It’s perfect hot, on ice or as a GRANITA!
A granita is extremely similar to shaved ice or a snow cone except the ice is frozen with the flavor packed-in and not poured on-top in the finished product.
What I love about the granita I am sharing with you is that it’s low in sugar and super easy to make. Many recipes for granitas contain fruit juice in addition to sugar. These recipes are quite good, but the blueberry-flavored herbal tea I decided to use is the perfect dose of flavor…no blueberry fruit juice needed here!
Blueberry Herbal Tea and Honey Granita
– 3 tea bags of Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry Herbal Tea or your favorite tea
– 4 cups of water
– 1/2 cup clover honey
– 1/2 cup water
Place the 3 tea bags into a medium to large beaker or large bowl. Bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Pour the hot water over the tea bags and steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove tea bags.
Meanwhile, combine the 1/2 water and honey in a small sauce pan over medium to high heat. When it begins to boil, reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes.
Pour the hot tea into a baking dish and then stir-in the honey and water mixture.
Place in the freezer. At the 2-hour mark, stir the mixture to become slushy. Continue freezing until the granita is frozen and stir every couple of hours to form slushy crystals. This should take at least 6 hours.