Summer is time for sitting on the porch and taking a few minutes to enjoy life while sipping on some ice cold tea!
We love tea concentrate in the summer when you want to make up a glass of ice tea really fast. What is tea concentrate you ask...it is simply a double-strength tea brew that you dilute with boiling water before serving. Almost all of the measuring, timing, and straining is done beforehand so you can make up a quick tea when you want it.
We have several flavors of tea that would work for this but for today's recipe we used the Lavender Earl Grey Tea, but we have Lavender Rose and a Lavender Chamomile that is a herbal blend if you are looking for a caffeine free option.
Lavender Earl Grey Tea Concentrate
1/4 cup Lavender Earl Grey Tea
4 cups water
1/2 cup Lavender Simple Syrup (or to taste)
In a medium sized pan, fill with your water and your Lavender Earl Grey Tea. Bring to a boil, turn your heat down to keep to a simmer and place lid on to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and strain. When it is cooled add your Lavender Simple Syrup. This will last in your refrigerator for about 3 days.
How to use your concentrate
1 part tea concentrate
1 part water or milk
Mix together and enjoy!
I am Nicole Callen, lavender lover, farmer, and owner of Norwood Lavender Farm. My intention for this page is to bring you great lavender related content that you can use. Most of it contains culinary adventures that transpire in my kitchen, as I have a love for the complex floral flavor and depth that lavender brings to cooking. I like to say, "where nature meets gourmet".