Chamomile Citrus Iced Tea
This recipe makes 8 cups servings
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- Portion size: 8 cups (2 L), 8 servings
Citrus add freshness to this caffeine-free tea. Serve with chamomile flowers or lime ice cubes (see “Nice Ice,” below).
- 4 4bags chamomile tea
- 1 1lemonlemons
- 1 1limelimes
- 1 1orangeoranges
- 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
In large heatproof measure or bowl, steep tea in 8 cups (2 L) boiling water for 4 minutes. Discard bags.
Meanwhile, using vegetable peeler and avoiding white pith, remove 1 long strip rind each from lemon, lime and orange. Squeeze juice from fruit, adding enough water to make 1 cup (250 mL).
In saucepan, bring sugar, rind and juice to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer to combine flavours, about 5 minutes. Add to tea; let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve into pitcher, pressing solids only gently so beverage remains clear. Serve with ice cubes.
Additional information : Nice Ice
Freeze fruit juice (such as lemonade, orange or pomegranate) in ice cube tray. Store in freezer bags.
Freeze fruit (such as blueberries, raspberries, citrus slices) in ice cube trays half-filled with water. Top with more water and freeze again. Store in freezer bags.
Freeze herbs (such as mint leaves and rosemary or thyme flowers) by placing leaf or sprig in ice cube trays half-filled with water. Top with more water and freeze again. Store in freezer bags.
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: August 2007