Honeysuckle Iced Tea

Serves 2 glasses     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups of honeysuckle flowers - the golden or yellow ones but not wilted. White aren't quite ready yet and wilted yellow don't have enough nectar left.
  • 2 cups water
  • Plus water for
  • Honey, Sugar, Stevia - Sweetener to taste.

Instructions

  1. Rinse flowers with cold water.
  2. Remove the green bulb part at the bottom of the flowers if it is still there. Do not pull out the stamen.
  3. In a large pot, boil 2 cups of water on the stovetop. Once the water is at a full boil, turn off the heat and dump the flowers into the water.
  4. Stir the flowers gently and then place a lid on your pot and allow the flowers to steep for at least ONE hour, but I highly recommend a few more for a stronger flavor.
  5. Strain the honeysuckle flowers and debris out of the water to remove all of the flower petals and allow to cool.
  6. Can be stored in refrigerator for a week in an airtight container, but is best when served immediately.
  7. Fill a large glass with ice. Pour the honeysuckle water over the ice. Sweeten with desired sweetener. Adjust taste by adding water if too strong. Enjoy!

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