Lemon Verbena Sweet Tea recipe
Not sure what to do with all that Lemon Verbena you have growing in your herb garden? Make a glass of Lemon Verbena Sweet Iced Tea.
I love iced tea. I love it sweetened and with a slice of lemon or lime. I also love it flavored.
Summer time seems to be iced tea season but my family drinks it all year-long.
When we have a bbq or a family get together I serve iced tea.
One of my favorite things to do is to make my own flavored simple syrups to add to extra flavor to my glass of iced tea. I've made blackberry, cranberry, lemon basil, ginger and lemon verbena.
Today I flavored a glass of Sweet Iced Tea with some homemade lemon verbena simple syrup.
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Lemon Verbena Simple Syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup loosely packed lemon verbena leaves and stems
- In a small pot add the water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Boil 2-3 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the hot burner. Allow to cool about 10 minutes.
- Bruise the lemon verbena and add to the pot of syrup.
- Stir it down so the syrup covers the lemon verbena.
- Allow to steep for one hour.
- Strain through cheese cloth or a fine mesh strainer. Be sure to remove all the pieces of lemon verbena.
Recipe Expert Tips
To make a glass of Lemon Verbena Sweet Tea you will need 2-3 tablespoons of lemon verbena syrup.
- Glass of Sweet Iced Tea and ice
- a sprig of lemon verbena or a slice of lemon or lime to garnish your glass.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of syrup to your glass and pour the Pure Leaf Sweetened Tea over the ice.
Stir and enjoy!
Here is a delish sounding recipe from Pure Leaf.
I may have to try this Basil-Mo-Tea-To recipe with lemon basil. Yummy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
1 large lime, quartered
6 large fresh basil leaves
¼ cup sugar
16 ounces Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey
2 cups chilled seltzer
In glass pitcher, squeeze lime, then basil and sugar. With wooden spoon, thoroughly crush against side of pitcher; add lime rinds.
Stir in Pure Leaf Green Tea with Honey.
Just before serving, add seltzer and pour into ice-filled glasses.
Tip: For a special twist, substitute 1 cup light rum for 1 cup of the seltzer.
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