Saturday, July 18, 2009

100-Mile Desserts: Fruity Herbal Iced Tea

Here is a very simple drink that is not really a dessert, but because it looks lovely garnished with fruit is can definitely be served as a special treat perfect for a hot summer's day. To make herbal iced tea, simply pick a handful of your favourite garden herb and steep as you would for making hot tea (either by solar infusion for 12 hours, or in a tea pot with boiling water 5-15 minutes). Mint, lemon balm, anise hyssop, fennel, red clover and red raspberry leaves are my favourites for iced tea blends. Then add honey or maple syrup to sweeten, ice cubes, slices of fresh berries or fruit, and a sprig of mint and - voila!

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