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They’re delicious, versatile, filled with antioxidants and contain Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene. Fresh, frozen or canned – they’re all good! Not only are they tasty, low in calories and a fabulous source of fiber – they’re also a national treasure.
Did you know that the United States produces more than 90% of the world’s blueberries? Produced in 35 States, blueberries are native to North America and harvested from mid-April to October, peaking in July. In recognition of this precious national harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed July as National Blueberry Month.
Summertime conjures up memories of blueberry pie with ice cream on a lazy summer afternoon – home sweet home. Add some of our very own Bigelow Tea blueberry concoctions to your summer recipe collection! Whether starting the day with our melt-in-your-mouth Blueberry Harvest® Muffins or enjoying a healthy Melon and Blueberry Fruit Salad, you’ll want to tantalize your taste buds with some refreshing blueberry libations:
Bring 1 quart water to a boil; add 2 Bigelow® Pomegranate Pizzazz and 1 Blueberry Harvest® herbal tea bags – steep for 10 minutes. Pour into pitcher and refrigerate until chilled. Serve in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with fresh blueberries.
...or something “naughtea”
Make tea by infusing 2 cups boiling water with 6 Bigelow® Blueberry Harvest tea bags. Remove tea bags and chill. Add 1 cup Blue Curacao and ¼ cup Grand Marnier, stir – add ice. Shake and strain into martini glasses, garnish with fresh blueberries.
Mmmm..mmm. Yes, “summertime, and the livin’ is easy…”