Honey Tea Simple Syrup



A simple syrup for tea lovers, a fragrantly sweet addition to your home bar or kitchen. My go to for summer rum cocktails and whiskey sours. Choose your tea with the steeping times below!


Prep Time: 15 minutes Yield: 2 cups


INGREDIENTS:


2 cups (16 oz) water


2 cups of sugar; combination of 1 cup granulated + 1 cup demerara or raw sugar


1/2 cup honey

3 black tea teabags (other teas may be substituted with adjustment to temperature of steeping hot water)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat 2 cups of water to appropriate temperature, steep teabags in water for 3-4 minutes.


2. Remove tea bags from water, place water and sugars in medium saucepan.


3. Allow mixture to come to medium boil, stirring, for approximately 5 minutes.

4. Add honey and continue to boil for 2-3 minutes.


5. Let syrup cool, place in glass container and refrigerate .


6. Syrup will remain fresh in refrigerator for 2 weeks.


Guidelines for heated water temperature for teas:


Black Tea: Steeping water temperature between 180-210 F

Green Tea: Lowest temperature or tea will become bitter, 150-180 F

Herbal Tea: Hottest temperature, full boil of 210 F




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