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
- Stir together. Warm in a microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir again until combined. If the honey is not fully dissolved, warm once again.
- Add to tea to the desired sweetness and store the rest in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
- 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.