Virginia's Refreshing Geranium Tea Cooler

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by BecR2400

A refreshing & delicious herbal and tea blend to sip on a warm day, or just while visiting with your special friend. This recipe was passed along from my friend Virginia Murphy of the Orange County Herb Society. Virginia is a lovely lady who also runs The Herboretum Herb Farm here in the Temecula Valley Wine Country. She grows and sells a nice selection of herbs, scented-geraniums, and other herbaceous plants. A great place to visit if you are in the area!

Top Review by Rita1652

Lovely!! I did use peppermint tea along with mint leaves and rose geranium leaves. I skipped the salt. Sweetened with honey. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 rose-scented geranium leaves
  • 3 peppermint-scented variety geranium leaves (or regular mint leaves)
  • 1 geranium leaf, for garnish
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 tea bags
  • 1 pinch salt (not enough to taste)
  • honey or sugar, to taste


  1. Pour 1/2 pint of boiling water over all ingredients; cover and infuse for five minutes.
  2. Sweeten to taste, perhaps with honey.
  3. Strain, cool and chill; serve over crushed ice with a leaf in each glass.

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