Rose Passion Iced Tea | Summer 2017

SUMMER TIME!! 

Hello Everyone,

I have finally finished summer school! Relaxation and summer-time have officially begun! Nothing says relaxation like a nice pitcher of iced tea.

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Here is a little backstory on the recipe I am sharing with you today: So, my mom recently bought rose syrup from the Indian store. Rose syrup is a Middle Eastern flavoring syrup that you can use for so many things.  It was a childhood favorite of  mine. Back when I was not lactose-intolerant I used to mix in a little bit of rose syrup with milk.  The syrup itself tastes like roses (floral notes with a hint of sweetness), its not too sweet BUT a little goes a long way! It was absolutely delicious and cooling during the summer heat. I have not had this in years and when my mom brought it back into the house, I could not wait to experiment with it!

You can simply use the syrup in any milk of your choice or you can get creative! I deicided to take some summer iced tea flavors and infuse them together with this rose syrup. Here is my new summer-time iced tea recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • Tazo Passion Herbal Tea
  • Your favorite black tea
  • Rose Syrup (Rooh Afza) ***
  • clementines or oranges
  • fresh mint leaves
  • ice

*** I buy Hamdard’s Rooh Afza rose syrup from the Indian store. You can look up any Indian store or international market to find this syrup. I tried to find it online but it is SUPER expensive so I would suggest finding a local Indian store or international market.

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Directions: (makes one 32 oz pitcher)

  1. Brew one Passion tea bag and two black tea bags together in an 8 oz mug and let it cool still keeping the tea bags in the water.
  2. Once it is room temperature, remove the teabags and stir in 2 tablespoons of rose syrup into the ice tea concentrate.
  3. Put it in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Fill a 32oz with the iced tea concentrate , ice, mint leaves, orange slices, and cold water.
  5. Add more rose syrup to taste, if needed. Enjoy!

The amazing part of this recipe is that you can tailor it to your own tastebuds. I always like to have more black tea flavors than passion tea, but you can tweek the recipe and make it perfect for your summer!

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I hope you all enjoy this iced tea and I look forward to hearing about your renditions of this recipe!

Talk to you all next week!

P.S. if you want to keep up-to-date with my blog, follow me on Instagram @cupofteaforthought !!

All the Best,

G

xx


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