Today had to be one of the most beautiful days of summer here in CT so far. Bright, sunny, warm weather, very little humidity,the makings for a perfect afternoon of playing hooky. Sweet tea, iced tea, chilled tea, summer tea, whatever you call it, was the most lovely of additions, and brightened my spirits today. This is truly a perfect summer drink. I also imagine if you are in the mood for some adult libations, whiskey would work perfectly.
Lavender iced tea…
4 tea bags, Earl Gray or English breakfast tea
4 lavender tips
6-8 cups water
1 1/2 cups simple syrup made with organic sugar and mesquite honey
Boil water in a kettle or pot. Pour water into a heat safe pitcher. Add tea bags and lavender. Let steep in the sunshine for an hour. After steeping, add simple sugar to taste. Chill. Serve on ice.
Cook together, toast to each other, and enjoy!