Calming Iced Tea
Iced tea is by far my favourite summer time quencher. Enjoyed on the back deck, after a hot day, sun fading and the porch lights on is exactly where you’ll find me most evenings after we’ve put our little guy down for the night. This chamomile based iced tea is the perfect addition and all things light and calming with fresh strawberry and rhubarb flavours – just enough sweetness!
How to Make This Iced Tea
Whether you plan to make it ahead or on the spot, this iced tea is ready to enjoy in just a few small steps! I tried to keep the flavours as fresh as possible blending the strawberries instead of boiling them down. Mixed with a rhubarb simply syrup and steeped chamomile tea, match made in heaven!
- First you’ll need to steep your chamomile tea and allow it to cool. You can pop it in the fridge to speed on the process
- While you’re waiting you can make the rhubarb simple syrup by simmering the rhubarb, sugar and water until thickened and rhubarb starts to break down
- You’ll want to strain the rhubarb simple syrup through a sieve and discard the leftover rhubarb pulp
- Next adding the halved strawberries and some of the steeped tea in the blender until the strawberries are completely blended.
- The strawberry mixture will be run through the sieve as well.
- Add together the brewed tea, rhubarb syrup and strawberry mixture then add ice and remaining halved strawberries to serve.
- I suggest serving it in a nice tall glass so you can savour it a little longer!
Strawberry Rhubarb Chamomile Iced Tea
A classic combo of strawberry and rhubarb with calming chamomile tea makes for the perfect sipper on a hot summer evening.
- 1 Litre Water
- 3 Chamomile Tea Bags
- 1 Cup of Strawberries plus an additional 1/2 Cup, Hulled and Sliced in Half
- 2 Rhubarb Stalks, Sliced
- 1/4 Cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup of Water
- Bring 1 litre of water to a boil, add tea bags and steep for 5-10 minutes
- Remove tea bags and place tea in fridge to cool
- Meanwhile, simmer rhubarb, sugar and water in a medium pot for approx 10-15 minutes until rhubarb starts to break down and mixtures starts to thicken. Remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine sieve into tea mixture and discard rhubarb pulp and set aside strainer
- Add 1 cup of strawberry to a blender with 1/2 Cup of tea mixture and blend on high until strawberries are completely blended
- Strain strawberry mixture through a fine sieve into tea mixture and discard pulp
- Add halved strawberries and ice cubes to mixture, and serve!