Thursday, June 16, 2011

Strawberry Rosemary Iced Tea


8 TBSP Strawberry Moon black tea (or your favorite black tea)
3 quarts spring water (I always use spring water)
1 cup brown sugar
2lbs fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries, washed, hulled and halved
4 TBSP snipped fresh rosemary
2 lemons

1. Heat four cups of water to 175°F. (Steam should be slow and lazy. Do not allow water to boil. Steep tea in the water (alone, in a tea bag, or in a tea ball or other infuser) for 3 minutes 30 seconds. Remove tea from water (strain if necessary)
2. In a large saucepan combine fresh or frozen strawberries, brown sugar, and water. Stir over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
3. Using a vegetable peeler, peel of rind from lemons; juice the lemons (should have 1/2 cup). Add strips of lemon peel, lemon juice, and rosemary to mixture in saucepan. Bring mixture just to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add this mixture to the strawberries
4. Press strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have about 1 quart).
4. Place the remaining water in a gallon pitcher. Combine the tea concentrate from the strawberry mixture.
5. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with strawberries.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, This looks really good. Could it be made without the sugar so people could add it to their taste preference at the time it is drunk? I'm diabetic so I usually drink my teas unsweetened, but know that others like it sweetened.

    P.S. I found you on Pinterest!


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