persian-style iced tea with rosewater
Recipe type: drink
  • 3 ounces rose water*
  • 1-2 bags of black tea (depending on how strong your brew it and the type of tea you use -- I used 2 because I knew the ice cubes would dilute it some)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons honey (You may want more, if you like a very sweet drink.)
  • 4 pods of green cardamom
  1. Brew the tea with 3 cups of boiling water.
  2. Add cardamom pods and honey after 2 minutes.
  3. Allow to steep for a few minutes. Remove tea bags and cool to room temperature.
  4. Add rose water. Remove cardamom pods. Pour in tall glasses with ice and serve. Serves 3.
* I like the Carlo brand of rosewater, as it doesn't taste artificial. I once bought another brand years ago that tasted so plasticky, that I ended up throwing away the bottle. I unfortunately don't remember the brand.
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