It’s May, so Iced Tea time must be starting. One vegetable that grows well in spring here in North Dakota is Rhubarb. I have four plants so when they grow, I need to start using it. On Saturday I picked a plant and made Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce and Iced Rhubarb Tea. It is so yummy.
Iced Rhubarb Tea
8-12 stalks rhubarb (cut into 3 inch pieces)
3 tea bags (any flavor) (I have added up to 5 when I want a stronger tea taste.)
3 quarts water
¾ c honey or to taste. Can use ¾ cup sugar
Place rhubarb in 3 quarts water. Bring to a a boil. Boil on low for 30 minutes until rhubarb is soft and mushy. Place tea bags in water the last 6 minutes. Strain. Place into 2 quart pitcher. Add honey or sugar while hot. Chill. Serve over ice.
The best part is that the flavor changes with the type of tea bags you add. This time I had a strawberry kiwi tea flavor. I have tried all types of flavors in the past. Go ahead and experiment.
So this morning when I got up it was in the 30s and a little chilly in the house, so I had me some Hot Rhubarb Tea. It was just as yummy as iced. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
What do you do with rhubarb?