Citrus Iced Tea

We’ve created a delightfully refreshing drink to enjoy on a scorching afternoon or a humid evening. Iced tea can power you through any hot spell, but ours will have you feeling fresh and breezy. We began by creating a lightly spiced herbal tea. Chamomile and fresh mint as a base, and notes of cinnamon and clove as the spice were all it took to create the earthy tea we knew would pair so harmoniously with citrus.

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The simplicity of the tea allowed us to have some fun with fruit. We created a citrus cocktail using ripe white grapefruit, sweet navel oranges, and the ever so tart lemon. Just as we suspected, this concoction brightened up the tea like magic. All that’s left to finish it off is garnish. Loads of ice, juicy plums, and passionfruit added the right amount of variety for us; and just for fun a splash of vodka never hurt anybody!

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Ingredients:

Water (6 cups)
Chamomile (1 cup)
Fresh Mint (½ cup, roughly chopped + more for garnish)
Cinnamon (2 Sticks ~3 inches each in length)
Cloves (4)
Brown Rice Syrup (2 tbsp)
Grapefruit (juice of 1 whole, we used the white variety)
Navel Oranges (juice of 2 whole)
Lemon (juice of 1 large)
Plum (1, cut into wedges for garnish)
Passion Fruit (as much as you wish but we highly recommend for garnish)

Recipe:

  1. Bring water to a boil then add the chamomile, mint, cinnamon, and clove. Lower heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice syrup then set aside allowing the tea to continue to steep until cooled.
  3. Juice the citrus (strain to remove pulp if you wish).
  4. Strain the tea then add in the citrus juice and stir to combine.
  5. Add loads of ice and garnish with juicy sweet fruits that pair well with citrus (our suggestions are above and they were amazing).

Dig in.

 

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