Summer Fun with Rosemary & Assam Lemonade

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note that this recipe was previously published on July 14th, 2014

The days are getting hotter – cool off with a refreshing twist on a summer classic. Gather rosemary and honey from your garden or farmers’ market. Local produce is the freshest and honey harvested close to home may provide added benefits, including the ability to combat allergies. This trio, combined with Assam tea, tingles your taste buds and refreshes your day.

If this fun drink is on your menu for a party or beach trip, make sure to prepare enough since one taste will have everyone asking for more!

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(Makes 2 quarts)


7 cups cold water
9 teaspoons Assam black tea 12 tablespoons honey
Juice from 5 lemons
1⁄2 cup fresh rosemary, chopped

Bring 7 cups of water to a boil and brew Assam black tea for 5 minutes. Strain out the tea leaves and stir in the honey until it has dissolved. Pour the sweetened tea into a 2-quart heat-resistant pitcher (preferably an airtight one) and add the juice of 5 lemons; cool the mixture in the fridge. Once it has chilled, add chopped rosemary to the bottom of another 2-quart pitcher and muddle with a wooden spoon. Fill the pitcher with ice and pour the Assam lemonade over to chill. Stir with a spoon to circulate the rosemary and serve.

Recipe graciously provided by Alexis Siemons, host of The Alexis Show on The Daily Tea.

Rosemary Flowering

DID YOU KNOW? Rosemary is a member of the mint family. It found its way into the folklore of many countries and is thought to ward off evil spirits.

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About Author

Alexis Siemons is a tea consultant and writer living in Philadelphia. She is certified in the Foundations of Tea (Level 1 & 2) by the Specialty Tea Institute, a division of the Tea Association of the USA. As a tea enthusiast, she writes about her steeped adventures on her website and blog, teaspoons & petals, teaches a series of culinary tea classes, and develops tea-infused recipes for restaurants. She also consults with tea companies, developing tea programs and creative marketing strategies. Her recipes and stories have been published in Anthology Magazine, Grid Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Kinfolk Magazine, Remedy Quarterly, Women's Health Magazine and Design*Sponge.

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