Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
My Mennonite grandmother's recipe for 'meadow' tea - keeps well ALL winter long! YUMMY! Enjoy!
- Boil 4 quarts of water.
- Add 1 quart (packed tight) tea stems and leaves.
- Bring to a boil.
- Turn off the heat, and steep for 1/2- 1 hour, pressing tea down in water periodically.
- Remove leaves and stems.
- Strain through cheesecloth (or tightly-knit dish towel).
- Add 4-6 cups sugar.
- Stir until dissolved.
- Place in freezer boxes, cool completely and freeze.
- To prepare: Mix 1 concentrate plus 2-3 concentrate boxes full of water and serve!
One of the joys of summer is this delicious tea! I'd never had it before I married into a family with Amish/Mennonite roots. The first sip was like diving into a cool pool on a hot day, so refreshing! I'd been having trouble finding this recipe online, I was searching for what we call it here in Northern Indiana - Garden Tea. Thanks for sharing this, I have two grocery bags full of tea to do something with, and this is perfect!
This Is a great recipe I live In Lancaster County with the amish and this Is and old recipe used for many years...I fyou get the chance Its worth a try If you like meadow tea!
WOw THis is a favorite of my moms she makes it for me and all the grand and great grand kids, now I can and freeze the concentrate thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!