To welcome in the first days of summer I made a simple but refreshing chamomile tea. High quality chamomile tea makes all the difference in this recipe. I used loose tea from Finger Lakes Tea Company in Waterloo, NY. It produces a well-rounded and very aromatic tea when brewed properly. Start checking after 3 minutes to make sure the tea is full flavored but not bitter. It can take 3-5 minutes to achieve the best flavor profile.
Iced Chamomile Tea with Candied Ginger Syrup
8 oz brewed chamomile tea
*2 tbsp candied ginger syrup
2 tbsp blueberries
Garnish with blueberries and a piece of candied ginger
1. Brew tea for 3-4 minutes depending on desired strength. Place tea in fridge to cool down
2. Once tea is cooled add simple syrup
3. Add to an 8oz glass, add blueberries. You can also freeze the berries before adding to keep the tea cooler. Garnish with a piece of candied ginger and a few blueberries.
For simple syrup mix ½ cup water 2 pieces of candied ginger and 1 1/2 tbsp sugar. Bring to a boil and turn off flame. Let sit until thick and room temperature.