Since our visitor is currently visiting other friends, I took the opportunity to raid the guest room stash of the old Real Simples that I keep for our houseguests to enjoy. The one that I grabbed, providentially, was last year’s July, which meant a fresh batch of summertime ideas that I had forgotten all about since last year. One article in particular caught my eye since I have an abundance of the key ingredients in the garden: Plum and Thyme Iced Tea.
I ran out to the garden this morning and grabbed the ingredients.
Here’s what Real Simple says to do:
- Pour 3 cups boiling water over 2 black or herbal tea bags (I bet vanilla tea would be delicious!) and steep for 10 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and cool to room temperature.
- Mix cooled tea with 2 T honey, 2 large (or 6 small) plum slices, and 8 sprigs of thyme. Refrigerate until cool, and serve over ice.
- Serves 4