Red Plum Cardamom Iced Tea

Are you done mowing the lawn yet? Good…I’ve got a treat for you!  icedtea2It’s national Iced Tea day and though I don’t normally take part in these national food holidays (mostly because I couldn’t bother to be so organized) I just happen to have a post today that matches the occasion. I do plan on experimenting a bit this summer with various fruit syrups mixed with tea because our family just can’t seem to get enough! Incidentally if you wanted to make a nice refreshing cocktail with the syrups, no one at this blog would stop you…

I bought some really nice looking red plums and had the idea to make a plum tart but just never got around to it. What I did do was make up a large bottle of plum syrup accented by green cardamom, one of my favourite spices. I pitted and cut up about 9 red plums and crushed ten green cardamom pods. plumsThen I added them to a medium pot with one litre of water and 3 cups of sugar. I stewed them together until the plums were soft, occasionally mashing them with a potato masher to grab as much plum flavour as I could. plums1Next, I strained the syrup through a piece of cheese cloth into a pitcher. Then I set it in the refrigerator to cool.strainingI brewed a pitcher of black tea (traditional English Breakfast) and let it sit in the refrigerator to cool. Then I mixed them at 1 part syrup to 3 parts tea. What resulted was a very tasty and refreshing brew.icedtea

Oh yeah, about that cocktail…if you do a really nice job mowing the lawn you may even receive one of these:cocktail

7 comments

  1. nepaliaustralian

    What a great and refreshing idea, loved it 🙂

    1. dishnthekitchen

      Thank you! Give it a try…mine’s all gone now as the kids caught on to the idea of cold tea and really enjoyed it.

  2. Selma's Table

    Wonderful – what a great idea; so perfect for the weather too!

  3. Ellie from St. George Spirits

    Sounds delicious. What a lovely complement to our Botanivore Gin!

    1. dishnthekitchen

      thank you very much Ellie…you have a great gin! We enjoy it very much 🙂

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