>> 4 cups of Labrador tea
>> 1.5 cups blueberries (fresh or thawed)
>> 1 cup water
>> 1 tbsp lemon juice (if desired)
>> sweetener of choice
In a large saucepan, bring blueberries and water to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until blueberries break down - about 5 to 10 minutes. Add blueberries to the brewed Labrador tea. Add sweetener of choice to the blueberry tea mixture; stir and then let cool to room temperature.
Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours. Strain mixture into a pitcher. Stir in lemon juice. Serve with ice cubes if desired.
IMPORTANT: To make tea, do not boil the leaves as this releases andromedotoxin,a potential toxic alkaloid. Boil water, let sit 5 minutes then steep the leaves about 5 to 10 minutes.
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