Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Chibi Tea

So, somewhere along the line our youngest got a taste for soda pop. You might want to ask MR. Greenjeans about that one. Her sister and I give her a little hard time about it and her sister encouraged her to give it up for Lent, which she did. She then started to want me to buy her those canned sweet teas. I did this to support her not having soda pop. As I'd taste her tea, I thought, I can make that for pennies. And so not too fast so as to not spook her, I one day made up my first batch of tea and asked her to taste it. It was a hit!

Now for all the world to see (or maybe the two or three of you who stop by my blog on occasion) I present the recipe for Chibi Tea:

In a one qt. glass canning jar add the following:
2 bags raspberry leaf tea (the organic kind - not the kind that has added flavored stuff) and boiling water just below the shoulders of the jar. Set the cap on loosly and let steep for 5 minutes.

Remove tea bags - (put them in the compost) and add copious amounts of local honey. Replace lid and shake jar to mix honey. Let this mixture cool and then add 1/4 to 1/2 cup raspberry juice. Chill until cold.

Recipe two:
Same idea except with black tea and pomegranite juice.

Makes a teenage soda pop drinker happy.

And just as I suspected, nobody has noticed yet that the furnace is shut off.

1 comment:

Songbird said...

You are just amazing to me.