Loomi Tea

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by iewe7726

From The Bad Girls Kitchen (THANKS BETH!) :) Time listed does not include cooling/chilling time.

Top Review by strangelittlebeast

Interesting.I didn't think I would like this when it was cooking as it had a strong medicinal smell to it.I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted it!I actually drank it unsweetened and found it to be agreeably sour.It reminded me of agua de jamaica,but you can definitely tell it's made with limes as all the essential oils from the rind steeps into the drink.It was a little strong,maybe not for everybody,but I'll definitely be making this again.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add a gallon of water to loomi in a non-reactive pan. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, turn off burner and cool. (I put a lid on the pot).
  2. Strain and then add the sugar. Let sugar dissolve at room temperature.
  3. Stir, taste for sugar and chill.
  4. Serve chilled with ice cubes.
  5. Note: You can also leave the loomi soaking in the gallon of water overnight. In the morning, bring to a boil, turn heat off and strain and add sugar. But the recipe above can be used when making it in a hurry.
  6. Also, crush the loomi into small pieces using a mortar and pestle. This brings out the flavor and sourness.

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