Hey, summer. We love you. Salty days and sultry nights call for languid lounging, messy hair, tanned skin and too much indulgence. And we always have this little beauty on hand, just chillin’ in the fridge, for when we want a refreshing tipple. Sip on this iced tea brew a la natural, or add a cheeky shot of your favourite spirit for a cocktail infusion you’ll want to say cheers to.
You start with two basic essentials – The Botanica Tea Co. Wildflower and Full Moon brews. This perfect base can be played with an enhanced in any way you like – add more or less of either or add a dash of stevia or honey to sweeten – all to taste, of course (we usually only use a teaspoon).
Note: You’ll get about four glasses (or one pitcher) out of this recipe but if you're wanting more, just multiply the quantities of all ingredients and filtered water as you please (or as required!), depending on if it’s a solo serving or a party-ready punch.
8 cups pure filtered water
2 tbsp Wildflower hibiscus tea
2 tbsp Full Moon lemongrass & ginger tea
Stevia or honey to taste
Boil the water in a small saucepan.
Add the Wildflower hibiscus flowers and Full Moon lemongrass & ginger tea, then quickly turn off the heat. Allow the mix to steep for ten minutes – more or less, depending on whether you want your iced tea strong or more delicate in flavour.
Add the optional honey or stevia to taste, while still warm (we prefer just a teaspoon for a dash of sweetness, but you can add more).
Drain the tea into tempered glass jug or heat-proof bowl, and place in the fridge to chill for about an hour.
When chilled, pour the Hibiscus, Lemongrass & Ginger Iced Tea into a pitcher with plenty of ice.
To serve, pour into glass, top it up with extra ice, garnish with fresh mint and a slice of lime (or a dash of vodka or gin!), and enjoy.
You can thank us later.... xx
The Botanica Tea Co.