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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Lavender-Thyme Iced Tea Recipe

I admit, I'm a huge iced tea drinker. I will brew a pot of iced tea every few days here at home. I like it sweetened and sometimes I'll add fruity flavors like peach or raspberry to the tea to sweeten it up even more. While I wish I could drink it unsweetened, I just can't, it doesn't work with my particular taste buds. With that said, I wanted to share this delicious recipe with all of you. How do you prefer to make it? How often do you enjoy drinking it? Here's the recipe, courtesy of Sparkling ICE.

Lavender-Thyme Iced Tea Recipe

Lavender-Thyme Syrup:
¼ cup sugar
1 cup water
8 sprigs fresh thyme
2 teaspoons dried lavender

Iced Tea:
1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice® Lemon Tea
⅔ cup Lavender-Thyme syrup
1½ cups water
Juice of half lemon
2 cups ice, or enough to fill a pitcher
Garnish: Lemon slices, fresh thyme sprigs, fresh lavender sprigs

Lavender-Thyme Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine ingredients and bring to a simmer; continue to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until slightly reduced and thickened. Remove from heat; strain and discard thyme sprigs and lavender. Allow to cool completely. Yields about ⅔ cup.

Iced Tea
In a large glass pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice® Lemon Tea with infused syrup and mix well. Stir in water, lemon juice and ice. Garnish with lemon slices, thyme and lavender sprigs. Serve Immediately.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I drink iced tea every day all year long and I am always willing to try different versions of it. I have never added lavender and thyme to my tea. so I shall try this version soon.