Though September starts tomorrow, the August heat is still holding on here in Texas. I definitely have been feeling the burn as I decided to move last weekend. Unfortunately for me, I didn't have any time to brew up something cool and refreshing to drink while I was moving all the boxes in the world. This Labor Day weekend, I thankfully am taking full advantage of the extra day off and making my Green Tea Lemonade. Featuring orange blossom honey and the Citron Green tea from Steepfuze, I made a drink that my coworkers have already requested for our next company party.
For this recipe I used:
Lemons - 2 (Juice one and save the other for decoration)
Orange Juice - 1/2 Cup
Fresh Sage - 2 Stems chopped roughly
1 Tbsp - Orange Blossom Honey (from Trader Joes)
Two tablespoons of pure cane sugar - optional for sweetness
Step one - Steep one to three teaspoons of tea for five to six minutes in hot water with sugar, then set to the side. Hint: The more tea you add the stronger the flavor and deeper the color. Set aside and let cool for 5-7 minutes. Add honey in and stir as the tea cools.
Step two - Chop sage roughly after washing. Place half in the tea as it cools. Stir a bit to mix the flavors. Strain the tea and set aside.
Step three - Slice an orange in half. Juice one half and thinly slice the other half. Add orange and lemon juice to the tea. If need add a cup of water if the flavor is too strong. That's it! Let it chill in the fridge before serving and enjoy!
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