Rosemary Black Tea Lemonade
- 5 bags of black tea
- 1 sprig of rosemary
- 1/2 cup of sugar, honey would be a welcome replacement
- 5 cups of water
- 1 cup of ice
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice, freshly squeezed (from a plastic lemon is fine)
Bring five cups of water to the boil. In a litre sized heat proof measuring cup (Pyrex ect.), steep the tea and rosemary sprig in four cups of the boiling water for eight minutes. With the remaining boiling water add a 1/2 cup of sugar and dissolve. Once the tea and rosemary have done their work, remove from the liquid being sure to NOT to squeeze the bags of tea to ensure the tea remains crystal clear. Combine the sugar syrup, lemon juice with the tea mixture into a serving pitcher once both have cooled significantly and top up with the ice. You can serve this immediately into glasses filled with ice, or refrigerate until needed. This iced tea is made to withstand the melting ice so use your discretion in adjusting the water level in the recipe. If you don’t like ice, dilute this tea with cold water to your taste!