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The Midwest is finally awakening from the slumber of winter, with the smell of freshly mowed grass, beautiful trees blossoming on every street, and permeating humidity. Lots of it. And tornado warnings too.
I found this delicious tea treat over at Family Feedbag, and it sounds like the perfect combination to beat the early heat and make the transition from hot tea to iced tea.
Tea syrup is made with concentrated and sweetened brewed tea. I got a fresh delivery of my addiction from The Republic of Tea yesterday, so I used their loose leaf hibiscus tea for my concoction.
The recipe for tea syrup shared on Family Feedbag is as follows:
4 tbsp of herbal tea
2 cups of boiling water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
Pour the boiling water over the tea and let it steep for 10 minutes. Filter out the leaves if you use loose leaf, and pour into a saucepan. Over medium heat, stir in the sugar until it dissolves. Place the syrup into a jar to cool in the fridge.
I made a fourth of the recipe (using about half as much sugar as the recipe calls for) and it made 4 ounces.
And now for the refreshing part:
2 tsp tea syrup
1 cup sparkling water
Mix together and tell the humidity to bring it on while you sip the evening away. A bit of springtime perfection!
Whatcha got brewing in your kitchen?