Strawberry Apple Fruity Loose Tea

by Christie on February 8, 2012

in Herbs and Teas, Recipes

Delicious Strawberry Apple Fruity Loose tea that you can make at home!

Strawberry Apple Fruity Loose Tea

I made up a batch of this loose tea and it was a big hit for our entire family. If you and your family love teas, be sure to try this one. It's perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.

I don't have exact measurements on the apple pieces and strawberries that I started with, but I used ended up with approximately 1 quart of dried small apple pieces and probably about the same of the dried strawberry pieces. I dehydrated both of these in my food dehydrator.

Fruit Tea

After they were finished dehydrating, I added the dried apple and strawberry pieces to 1/2 pound rose hips and also 1/2 pound hibiscus flowers. (You can get both at the Bulk Herb Store.) I store my loose teas in gallon glass jars so I can easily see which teas are stored inside and how much I have left before I need to make more and order more rose hips and hibiscus flowers.

Doesn't it look beautiful? Not only is it tasty and your family will love it, it would also make an excellent gift. Place it in a pretty little mason jar or another decorative jar and share as a gift with friends.

This is a delicious blend of natural and healthy ingredients. I use approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture to 1/2 gallon water. Steep it for several minutes (using a large Tea Infuser) and pour over ice and enjoy a nice tall glass with your family.

Fruity Loose Tea Recipe

What You Need:

  • 1 quart Dried Apples
  • 1 quart Dried Strawberries
  • 1/2 pound Rose Hips
  • 1/2 pound Hibiscus Flowers

Combine ingredients and steep 1/2 cup of the loose tea per gallon of water.

Until next time, Julie

You may also enjoy learning about How to Make Your Own Tea or learn How to Make Your Own Tea Bags.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tara @ Crock-Pot Ladies February 8, 2012 at 9:43 am

What a great idea! My kids would even drink this. Thanks for linking up on our Whip It Up Wednesday!


2 Amber Helpmeet Johnson February 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

ohhh. myyyyyy!!! sooo have to make this! thanks for sharing! mmmm


3 Stacy June 24, 2012 at 10:48 am

This sounds so good. I need to get some strawberries since they are in season right now. I can give this to the children without worry if caffiene and extra sugar.


4 Shirley/Mum July 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I enjoy your site. This tea sounds great Which dehydrater did you use ??
The Peanut Cookies are quick,easy and yummy !!


5 Merissa July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

This tea was made in an Excalibur Dehydrator 🙂


6 Amy July 13, 2013 at 5:43 am

Awesome idea!!!! Can’t wait to try this.


7 August 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm

This is my first Teavana tea – I love sweet berry flavors, so this was one I really wanted to try. I like my tea VERY sweet, so I put over a tablespoon of the rock sugar in the steeper, and it turned out DELICIOUS. Smooth going down, light on the palate definitely a good wind-down tea for the night.


8 Charity Rabanal December 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

Wow! I just love tea…fruit and herbal teas! This is a new idea for me.I want to know more esp if its about saving money and healthy food/beverages.


9 Jackie smith September 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

This sounds great but apples and strawberries aren’t ripe at the same time. Unless you grow some Alpine strawberries very small, easy to dry, very sweet and strawberry flavor is strong. They fruit all season. Hard to find. Don’t put out runners. Cute little plants. Try to find them worth the extra effort


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