A small amount of grenadine or food color can be added if a pinkish hue is desired.
The eastern teaberry, also known as the checkerberry, the boxberry or American wintergreen, is a delicious botanical with a taste of mildly sweet wintergreen. Teaberry plants are native to northeastern North America from Newfoundland West to Southeastern Manitoba, and South to Alabama. Teaberry extract can be used to flavor tea, candy, medicine and unique desserts of all kinds. The leaves and branches can also be used to make a fine herbal tea, through normal drying and infusion process.