It's Iced Tea Season!

As summer approaches, the need for liquid intake increases. Many resort to a refreshingly simple iced tea.

You’ve made your brew. Perhaps you let a grouping of tea bags sit in the summer sun. Or maybe you boiled some water and immersed your tea ball. Black, green or herbal – no matter - the pitcher is in the fridge cooling down.

Soon you will be able to add some ice, a sprig of mint and a bit of sweetener.

You realize honey won’t melt in ‘iced’ tea. And you are right! BUT you can blend in a simple syrup and you will be thrilled with the result. This might be the easiest recipe you ever get.


Simple Syrup Recipe

Great for Iced Tea and a variety of cocktails and cocktails. We used this with a hibiscus tea.

  • ½ cup UC Davis orange blossom honey
  • ½ cup water
  1. Stir together. Warm in a microwave for about 30 seconds.  Stir again until combined. If the honey is not fully dissolved, warm once again.
  2. Add to tea to the desired sweetness and store the rest in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
  3. Making your iced tea special: Pay attention to pairing your tea with honey. If a lovely sweetener is what you need, use a light wildflower honey. Orange Blossom Honey will add a floral and citrus note to your tea. Lovely with a hibiscus iced tea.

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