The sweet taste of childhood. A unique, honey-esque taste, Honeysuckle Iced Tea is the perfect refreshing drink to cool off on a hot day. It’s a simple recipe, made similarly to traditional iced tea, but with Honeysuckle flowers instead.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Steeping time 2hours
Total Time 2hours25minutes
2-3cupsof honeysuckle flowers - the golden or yellow ones but not wilted
Plus water for
HoneySugar, Stevia - Sweetener to taste.
Rinse flowers with cold water.
Remove the green bulb part at the bottom of the flowers if it is still there. Do not pull out the stamen.
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.
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.
Strain the honeysuckle flowers and debris out of the water to remove all of the flower petals and allow to cool.
Can be stored in refrigerator for a week in an airtight container, but is best when served immediately.
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!