It’s easy to crave a nice, cold glass of something to drink during the summer heat. When the sun bears down, fight back! Iced tea is a cool way to go about it. If you have an abundance of pineapple sage in your garden (or know someone who wants it off their hands), you have the makings of a refreshing drink with nice citrus notes and a natural sweetness. This simple recipe will yield about 2-3 cups.
- 1 cup fresh pineapple sage leaves, tightly packed
- 3 cups hot water
- 1-2 lemons, juice only
- 2 tbsps honey
- Heat water in a kettle.
- Wash pineapple sage leaves and place in a 2-quart saucepan.
- When water is just below boiling, take it off the heat and pour over the leaves.
- Steep for 20 minutes. Then add lemon juice and honey. Let cool.
- Chill in the fridge. When ready to enjoy, pour over ice. (To amp up the citrus notes in the tea, make pineapple juice ice cubes to use.)
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