Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
An aromatic digestive popular thoughout Portugal, many swear that drunk at bedtime, it lulls one to sleep.
- Bring the water and the lemon zest to a simmer in a small, heavy suacepan set over moderately low heat.
- Once simmering, turn the heat as low as possible, cover, and let the mixture steep for twenty minutes (do NOT allow the mixture to boil or it will become bitter).
- Sweeten, if you like, with honey or sugar, strain, and serve steaming hot.
This is good. DD drank her cup too and is asking for more. I just felt it was almost 5 stars but not quite so I couldn't rate it so. I sweetened ours with honey to be healthier. Made for Veggie Swap 31 ~ February 2011.
I loved this! I've been looking for a caffeine-free alternative to my usual cuppa char, but I don't like herbal teas or decaffeinated tea. This was perfect--flavorful, yet not overpowering, and so warm and soothing. I brought it to a simmer, then moved it to my warming burner on high (which is much lower than low on a regular burner). It smelled wonderful while it was heating--like a lemon drop! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Chef Kate! Made for Everyday is a Holiday tag game.
Simple and Soothing. I made 1 serving. I drank it warm and unsweetened with my tea straw. I'll be making this again. Made for the Zaar Stars tag game.