blueberry tea

blueberry tea

Blueberry tea became the signature drink for our women’s sailing team after one very cold and rainy long distance race. I noticed that all the crew had migrated down below and were having a jolly time. Carolyn’s concoction of blueberry tea was discovered smuggled aboard in an innocent looking thermos. There are no blueberries in this drink, but the taste of this warm mixed drink is surprisingly reminiscent of the sweet berries. If you make it in a brandy snifter, it traps the aroma inside.

blueberry tea

Serves: 1
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 3/4 ounce grand marnier orange liqueur (if you substitute, make sure it has a cognac base)
  • 3/4 ounce amaretto liqueur (Luxardo or Disaronno)
  • 1 cup orange pekoe tea (freshly brewed) Orange pekoe is a black tea, not an orange-based tea.



Heat tea kettle to boil.


Brew cup of tea.


Pour the grand marnier and amaretto into a preheated brandy snifter. (Pour hot water into the glass and dump it out just prior to making the drink.


Fill the snifter two-thirds of the way to the top with warm orange pekoe tea.


Stir the drink.


Garnish with an orange wheel.

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    Patti Olswang
    March 8, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I want to try this!!!

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