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Learn how to make a delicious and healthy apple strawberry dried fruit tea with using your own dried fruits and dried herbs that your whole family will love.
Dried Fruit 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 tea, be sure to try this one. It’s a delicious blend of natural and healthy ingredients and perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day.
Strawberry Apple Fruity Loose Tea Recipe
What You Need:
How to make Dried Fruit Tea:
Start by dehydrating your fruit. I don’t have the exact measurements on the number of apple pieces and strawberries that I started with, but I 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.
Simply mix all the ingredients and store them in an airtight container until you are ready to make some tea. I store my loose teas in gallon-sized 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, but it would also make an excellent gift. Place it in a pretty little mason jar or another decorative jar and share it as a gift with friends.
–Find more Simple Homemade Gift Ideas.
To make tea, I use approximately 1/4 cup of the mixture to 1/2 gallon of water. Steep it for several minutes (using a large Tea Infuser) and pour over ice and enjoy a nice tall glass with your family.
Print this Apple Fruity Loose Tea Recipe to add to your Recipe Binder below:
Strawberry Apple Dried Fruit Tea
- 1 quart Dried Apples
- 1 quart Dried Strawberries
- 1/2 pound Rose Hips
- 1/2 pound Hibiscus Flowers
Combine all ingredients and store in a large container.
To make tea, use 1/2 cup of the loose tea per gallon of water. Steep it for several minutes (using a large Tea Infuser) and pour over ice.
Looking for something else refreshing to cool your family down this summer? Here are a few recipes to try next:
Until next time, Julie
What is your family’s favorite drink to cool off in the summer?
This Dried Fruit Tea Recipe was originally published on Little House Living in February 2012. It has been updated as of May 2020.