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Love Tea Simple Syrup

 

Loose-leaf love tea in a crystal bowl

Herbalists know that syrups are one of the tastiest ways to ingest traditional herbs. However, we can use the same techniques to turn our loose-leaf teas into delicious simple syrups for cocktails too!

Love Tea Simple Syrup Recipe

This Love Tea simple syrup is something special. With hints of cacao and cinnamon, this floral syrup is perfect for crafting unique cocktails or adding to a cozy morning latte. It’s also an easy addition to sparkling or ice water: refreshing, with a delicate flavor that will mystify your friends!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fair trade, organic cane sugar or 1 cup organic local honey (Note: while we like the health benefits of honey, using sugar has a more neutral taste, which allows the flavor of the delicate tea to really shine)
  • 6 Tbsp. organic loose-leaf Love Tea

Directions:

  1. Boil water in a medium saucepan on the stovetop.
  2. Once water has come to a boil, take saucepan off heat and steep tea in water for about 5 minutes, or until desired flavor. The flavor should be much more concentrated than a typical cup of sipping tea.
  3. Remove tea leaves and compost.
  4. Bring your tea/water infusion back to a boil on the stovetop.
  5. Add sugar or honey* and stir until dissolved.
  6. Set the saucepan aside and let cool for 1 hour before storing in a pantry jar or recycled glass storage jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

*If you decide to use honey for your syrup, make sure the temperature of the honey is not raised above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, you’ll want to dissolve the honey into warm water, not boiling water.

 

looking for another delicious herb-flavored syrup? 

Make Fresh Elder Flower Simple Syrup!

 

Loose-leaf love tea next to celestial tea strainer

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Sara

Written by Sara on August 22, 2017

Sara, Marketing Coordinator, is our social media and content strategist. She was born and raised in Colorado but has been enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest for the past five years. When she isn’t content planning and monitoring social media for Mountain Rose Herbs, she can be found supporting artists and buying veggies at the local farmers market, volunteering at the dog rescue, exploring different parts of Oregon, and cooking up delicious meals with her partner.