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Strawberry Sage Iced Tea Recipe with Strawberry Leaf

 Strawberry Leaf Tea

From our weekly series: The Sunday Steep

My garden is having a banner strawberry year! We've been eating everything from strawberry shortcake, tossed salads made with greens, onions and strawberries, and just eating those delicious morsels straight from the strawberry patch! I thought I'd let June's red harbingers of summer be my guide and inspire the creation of a delicious iced tea. Mix this up by the cup or for a crowd. It has the added bonus of smelling amazing!

Strawberry Sage Iced Tea Recipe

For one serving:

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon raw, organic honey
  • Boiling water
  • Cold water
  • 1 teaspoon dried organic strawberry leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried organic sage leaf
  • Fresh sage and/or strawberries for garnish

Put strawberries in a bowl and drizzle honey over, mash into a sweet pulp. Using a tea infuser, tea ball or bag, put dried strawberry and sage leaf into infuser and pour 1/2 cup boiling water over tea in another bowl, cup or Pyrex glass measuring cup. Let steep for 3-5 minutes and remove infuser or bag. Pour tea over the berry-honey mixture and let cool and mingle at room temperature for a half hour or so. Pour this mixture through a strainer and add 1/2 -1 cup cold water to berry tea. Stir well, add ice and garnish, if desired.

 

For a pitcher:

  • 2-3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup raw, organic honey
  • 3-4 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups cold water
  • 1/4 cup dried organic strawberry leaf
  • 1/4 cup dried organic sage leaf
  • Fresh sage and/or strawberries for garnish

Put strawberries in a large bowl and drizzle honey over, mash into a sweet pulp. Using a tea infuser, tea ball or bag, put dried strawberry and sage leaf into infuser and pour  boiling water over tea in another bowl, pitcher or large Pyrex glass measuring cup. Let steep for 3-5 minutes and remove infuser or bag. Pour tea over the berry-honey mixture and let cool and mingle at room temperature for an hour or so. Pour this mixture through a strainer into a pitcher or gallon jar and add  cold water to berry tea. Stir well, add ice and garnish, if desired.

Feel free to experiment or adjust the sweetness to your taste...enjoy!

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Written by Friends on June 8, 2014