Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is sooooo good. And very pretty in a glass.
- 8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3 inch lengths
- 8 cups water
- 1⁄3 cup sugar, to taste
- 1 sprig mint, as garnish
- Add rhubarb to water and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
- Strain and add sugar to taste; serve iced with mint garnish.
I am editing my review of this recipe. When making this tea, I use 8 cups of diced rhubarb, rather than the 8 stalks, plus I used 1-1/2 cups of sugar. That seem to be the perfect amount of sugar for this recipe. Also, this tea can be made using 8 cups of frozen rhubarb, and I simmered the frozen rhubarb (covered) for 2 hours. Now I can enjoy this iced tea all year round. One other thing I forgot to mention while posting my review... I found this recipe made more than 8 cups. It made (about 88 ounces) 2-quarts and 24 oz. Sugarpea, 2 other reviewers described this iced tea perfectly... refreshing, exquisted, and fantastic! Thank you sugarpea for posting this recipe. It's definitely a keeper!!
This was so delicious! I used frozen rhubarb because fresh rhubarb isn't available this time of year, but I don't think that matters! I also think the sugar amount is just right, as I find (in previous recipes) rhubarb to be tart at times.
I'm not going to star this recipe because I didn't have fresh mint, or any at all for that matter, and I think it would make a big difference in the taste. I did make this from very green rhubarb I got from a friend and it turned out nice. I think I will use it to make a variety of drinks. I have some fresh raspberry drippings I might use, and also some raspberry Chambord that needs to get used. Oh the drinks I can drink with this!