Arizona Chamomile Sun Tea and Sweet Chamomile Syrup

Photo Credit: Caitlyn McLelland

Photo Credit: Caitlyn McLelland

Arizona Chamomile Sun Tea and Sweet Chamomile Syrup

Chamomile is a wonderfully fragrant and petite flower.  It is known for its calming and soothing qualities. Often enjoyed as a tea, as a garnish, in a bath, or in soap.  This beautifully aromatic bouquet will lighten up your home and your spirit!  Enjoy this fun recipe  originally seen on: La Buena Vida

Ingredients

Chamomile tea
1 bunch of fresh chamomile
water
ice

Chamomile syrup
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of water

Method

TEA: Give the chamomile a good rinse. Place half of the chamomile flowers into a container with water. Allow to steep in the sun for the afternoon.  Serve over ice.

SYRUP: In a sauce pan heat 2 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar. Once the water comes to a boil and the sugar is evaporated turn off heat and add the remaining chamomile. Allow to steep into the simple syrup until cool. Remove flowers once the syrup has infused (about an hour). This syrup is delicious and can be used in a variety of ways. Pour sun tea over ice, finish with the chamomile syrup. Very light, sweet and subtle. A delicious summer drink.

Photo Credit: La Buena Vida

Photo Credit: La Buena Vida

Enjoy this delicious and refreshing tea with your favorite spring and summer salad!

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