June 7, 2012

Fresh Apricot and Rosemary Iced Tea

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It's California apricot season and one of the things you can make out of them is a summer tea drink. Most recipes I've seen have mint but I opted for rosemary instead. I love it! For the tea I used pu'er which is fast becoming a favorite specially paired with sweet rice cakes and desserts.

Fresh Apricot and Rosemary Iced Tea
serves 1
1 cup water
1 pu'er tea bag or any black tea
2 small sprigs fresh rosemary
3 fresh apricots
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons powdered sugar, or to taste
ice cubes
half a fresh apricot, sliced into wedges
  • Microwave water for 1½ minutes. Add tea bag and a sprig of rosemary; let steep for 4 minutes. Remove tea bag and rosemary sprig and discard. Place tea in refrigerator until well chilled. 
  • When tea is chilled enough, prepare the apricots. Remove the skin of apricots, cut in half, remove the stones, and dice the meat. Place in a blender together with the lemon juice and blend until pureed. Strain into a measuring cup then quickly add powdered sugar. Mix in the chilled tea and stir very well. 
  • Place ice cubes, sliced apricot, and the remaining rosemary sprig in a tall glass. Pour the apricot mixture and enjoy.

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Unknown said...

love your thirst-quenching iced tea.
i didn't know rosemary can be added to drinks, too.:p

maiylah said...

apricot and rosemary sounds like an interesting combination!

thanks much for sharing over at Food Friday, Ms. Oggi

Kim, USA said...

I have not try tea with apricot. I would definitely try this!

Kim, USA

Winnie said...

We love to drink ice-tea during summer, and I've never tasted apricot and rosemary together. I'm very curious.

Juliana said...

Oh Oggi, this apricot drink with tea and rosemary looks and sounds so good...refreshing and so fragrant!
Thanks for sharing this recipe and hope you are having wonderful week :)

Jessica Cassidy said...

what a healthy drink to have...refreshing :-) Dropping by from Food Friday :-)

wok with ray said...

Your tea looks very refreshing and it's perfect for this hot summer. That's exactly what I need now.

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