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Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

If lemon verbena stems are hard to come by in your area, you can substitute fresh thyme to make this refreshing thirst-quencher

July 29th, 2008

Recipe by Nanna Simonsen

"All we need is the hot sun, a pool, and an inflatable mattress and drinking this would be perfect!" Matt Johnson, Victoria
Servings
Makes 12 cups
Ingredients
  • 4 500-mL bottles
  • 20 lemon verbena stems
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 12 cups water
  • 3 lemons
  • 1-1/2 cups Darjeeling tea
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
Directions
  1. Put a couple of verbena stems in each bottle. Place remainder in a large pot and add sugar.

  2. Quarter 1 lemon and add to pot.

  3. Add water to pot, bring to boil, and leave to simmer, about 2 minutes, until slightly syrupy.

  4. Remove from heat, discard lemon and set aside to cool.

  5. Pour about an inch of tea, some mint leaves, and 1/4 lemon into each bottle.

  6. Juice remaining lemons and use to season lemon verbena syrup. Add additional sugar if necessary.

  7. Strain syrup; using a funnel, pour into bottles and let cool in refrigerator.

Nutrients Per Serving

Per one cup: 66 calories, 0 g fat, 6 mg calcium, 5 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 0 g protein; excellent source of niacin; good source of magnesium and zinc.

Lemon Verbena Iced Tea
Photo by Lars Ranek

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