Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

Recipe by dicentra
READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1
    cup lemon verbena leaf
  • 4
    cups ice
  • 6
    cups brewed tea, chilled
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Cool sugar syrup completely.
  • Cook lemon verbena leaves in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain.
  • Combine sugar syrup and verbena leaves in a blender; process until smooth. Cover and chill overnight. Strain sugar syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  • Place 2/3 cup ice into each of 6 tall glasses; add 1 cup brewed tea and 2 tablespoons sugar syrup to each serving, stirring to combine. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges, if desired.
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