Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

by Erica Dinho on March 8, 2014

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

I was making a fruit salad for my kids this past weekend, but it has been so cold here that I really started craving a hot drink. So I decided to use some of my berries to make this Colombian drink. I am not a huge tea person, but I absolutely love this fresh fruit tea recipe.

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

The first time I had this Aromática de Frutas was a couple of years ago at my friend’s house, who is from Bogotá, Colombia, and I immediately fell in love with it. I heard about this drink while I was living in Colombia many years ago, but never tried it because I always preferred a cup of coffee over a cup of tea.

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

This fruit tea is very popular in the Andean zone of the country and it’s beyond simple. You simmer down sugar and water to make a light syrup then add the berries and let it sit to give the flavors time to develop. You can brew this as weak or strong as you like. I like my Aromática de Frutas sweet, but if you don’t like sugar in your tea, just omit it or add honey instead. I also like mine chilled, which is great on a hot summer day.

Buen provecho!

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup of raspberries
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • 12 fresh mint leaves
  • Sugar or honey to your taste

Aromática de Frutas (Fruit Tea)

Directions

  1. Bring three cups of water to a simmer. While the water is heating, pound the mint to break it up a bit. I use a mortar and pestle, but you can use a wooden spoon.
  2. When the water is hot, stir in the fruits and the mint. Simmer for 3-5 minutes, remove from the heat, cover, and allow to sit for another 3 minutes. Strain the tea into a pot or container.
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1 Velva March 8, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Looks deliicous! When the warm weather finally arrives this oculd be served cold too!
Hang in there it is almost spring.
Velva

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2 rebecca March 8, 2014 at 10:48 PM

this looks wonderful and i agree the perfect summer drink

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3 Chris March 9, 2014 at 8:47 AM

This looks refreshing. Tea is becoming a fashionable marinade or brine ingredient last year and this year. I wonder how this tea would be with it’s fruity flavors.

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4 ela@GrayApron March 9, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Oh men, that looks so refreshing! Delicious! :) ela

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5 Carol at Wild Goose Tea March 13, 2014 at 7:35 PM

I forget I read that you don’t really care for tea. I am teasing here. Naturally I was curious about the fruit tea. I like it! It’s ‘real’ fruit juice.
Very refreshing and such a gorgeous color. This is the second time I have been on your site and I am truly enjoying it. Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise.

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6 Mari March 14, 2014 at 11:45 PM

Tiene que ser delicioso! Lastima de que aquí no se acostumbra usar o mejor dicho no es común encontrar los blackberries y raspberries. Las fresas si tenemos :) Gracias por compartir, es algo que me encantaría probar.

Un saludo

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