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Iced Cerasee Tea

Learn how to make Iced cerasee tea, chilled summer Caribbean beverage
Course Drink
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 10kcal
Author Charla


  • 4 cerasee teabags or a bunch of leaves if you can get hold of them
  • 8 cups of water 1 litre + ½ ltr
  • a thumb sized amount of ginger optional
  • Low GI sweetener coconut sugar, nectar, agave, raw maple syrup(optional)


  • Pour cold water into a large saucepan and bring to the boil (if using leaves or ginger, boil both together).
  • Once boiled add the teabags and allow the teabags to steep in the water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the tea has brewed (should be a dark tanned colour) discard the teabags/leaves/ginger by straining or using a slotted spoon.
  • Allow to cool before pouring into a jug and sweeten if needed (to take the edge off, not the bitterness completely)
  • Pour into glasses and serve with ice


  • Make sure the water is boiled before adding the teabags
  • Allow the tea to brew before removing the teabags. The longer the tea is left to brew the more bitter and stronger the taste will be.
  • Sweetener will help to reduce the bitterness somewhat but it's recommended to drink it in it's neat form.
  • Cerasee is also spelt carassie it's the same thing!


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 25mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 15mg