Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea (recipe)

Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe

We have three enormous rhubarb plants in one of our garden beds.  Our wonderful neighbor, Mr. Scoop (not his real name, but this is what we have all taken to calling him…his wife is Mrs. Scoop) gave us the plants when my mom was sick, knowing that we visited her at least monthly up in New Hampshire and that she loved rhubarb.  I cannot bear to part with the plants, given the history of them, but we don’t really eat much rhubarb, and these plants are quite fruitful.

I’m always looking for people to share the fruit with, or new ways to use our harvests, and I was so excited when my sister told me about Rhubarb Iced Tea- although I love to put honey in things for many reasons, so I changed things up a bit. Now we have a refreshing iced tea recipe we can all enjoy, sweetened with local honey that can help with seasonal allergies a bit, and it’s super simple to make!

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Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea

Ingredients:

8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3 inch sections

8 cups water
1/3 cup honey (or sugar) to taste ( I did 1/3 cup honey and about 1/4 c sugar and we serve this with tons of ice to dilute)
mint for garnish (optional)
cheesecloth for straining

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Instructions:

Add rhubarb to water and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. You really can just let it simmer and not touch it!
Strain with cheesecloth, add honey/sugar (to taste) and serve iced. We like to serve it with LOTS of ice to dilute it a bit, but if you like a stronger flavor, use less. It’s pretty foolproof as is.
Enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy again!

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I’m thinking about changing this Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea with a spritz of seltzer.  Thoughts? What do you like to do with your rhubarb? 

Honey Rhubarb Iced Tea (recipe)
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Ingredients

  • 8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3 inch sections
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/3 cup honey (or sugar) to taste ( I did 1/3 cup honey and about 1/4 c sugar and we serve this with tons of ice to dilute)
  • mint for garnish (optional)
  • cheesecloth for straining

Instructions

  1. Add rhubarb to water and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour
  2. Strain with cheesecloth, add honey/sugar (to taste) and serve iced.
  3. Enjoy, enjoy, and enjoy again!
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  • Interesting combo for tea… I’m going to try this one for sure!

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  • Never tried rhubard before but I love tea. This might just be the recipe to try.

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  • I have never heard of rhubarb iced tea, this sounds so refreshing! And I am always looking for something to do with all the rhubarb from the garden. Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday, would you mind providing a back link when you get a chance?

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  • This looks very refreshing!

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  • This looks very refreshing! Thank you for sharing it.

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  • This looks great and since my current diet allows for unlimited iced tea, this looks wonderful!

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  • I’ve never tried anything like that- it sounds delish!

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  • Hmmm I think my comment got lost:( I’m not a fan of tea, but love me rhubarb! I would try this in a minute!

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  • Mmmm, I love rhubarb. This sounds great!

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  • Have you tried strawberry-rhubarb pie? that is what my mom always made with rhubarb. I never liked it b/c it had tapioca in it, which I thought looked like fish eyes or eggs growing up. But now I am getting past that fear and I have started to like it! :)

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  • I’m not a fan of tea, but I’d try this in a minute! Sounds so good

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  • I want to try this!

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  • Thanks for the recipe!

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  • I’m southern, so I love me some tea. I’ll have to try this.

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