Last Updated on January 9, 2021 by Chef Mireille
Rhubarb Lavender Iced Tea
This fragrant iced tea is a refreshing drink for any time of year. This herbal tisane is delicious too!
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Rhubarb isn’t just for pies and sweet condiments. This fragrant iced tea is perfect for both holiday parties and the summer season, when rhubarb is everywhere. In NYC, June-July is when rhubarb is available everywhere – from supermarkets to farmer’s markets. Make it for your refreshing summer garden party or when you can find it in winter, make this for your holiday party.
Seasonal rhubarb isn’t just for pies. Rhubarb bleeds a lot, similar to beets. Therefore, it lends a pretty colored hue to things it’s added to like this Rhubarb Lavender Iced Tea, which can serve as a holiday mocktail. Not everyone drinks alcoholic beverages plus I hope every car has a designated driver who can’t drink for the evening. Let’s not leave the designated driver with just water and soda to drink. This pretty mocktail is a great way to help them get into the holiday spirit, even if they aren’t partaking in the glug and spiked apple cider.
HOW TO MAKE RHUBARB LAVENDER ICED TEA
Great for summer barbecues and picnic!
Or pack it in a cooler and take a pitcher to the beach!
Perfect for parties in both summer and winter!
Rhubarb Lavender Iced Tea
- 3 cups chopped rhubarb 1 lb.
- 1 teaspoon culinary lavender
- 5 mint leaves
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Chop rhubarb into 1″ pieces. Place in a pot with 6 cups of water, lavender and mint. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 hour. Strain.
- Add sugar. Stir to combine. Chill in refrigerator.
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This looks and sounds delicious. I’ve never tried rhubarb in tea and love the sound of this. So refreshing on a summers day!
Yes you should definitely check it out – rhubarb gives it not only nice flavor but beautiful hue.
The tea looks refreshing . Lovely colour. I first thought it was some juice.
thanks – yes it is definitely refreshing on hot summer days
We don’t get rhubarb in India. I will try this when I visit my kids in USA .
yes you definitely must!
I’d never would have thought of using rhubarb to make a tempting and flavorful drink. Love the beautiful colour.
yes – it definitely does impart a beautiful color.
What a fabulous idea to use rhubarb in tea! I love the color and the use of lavender in it as well!
Thank you – I am sure you will enjoy it!
This was such a unique and flavorful iced tea recipe! Was the perfect summer afternoon pick me up!
So glad you enjoyed this Rhubarb Iced Tea
This looks like the definition of summer, in a glass!
I couldn’t agree more 🙂
You did it again, Chef Mireille! Delicious and refreshing iced tea for the summer! Great recipe! Especially for the floral flavour lovers!
So glad you liked it as much as I do. It is my go to summer Iced Tea recipe
Rhubarb is so underused so I love this idea. What a delicious tea!
I agree. Here in NYC rhubarb is only a seasonal ingredient we find in summer, but whenever I do find it – I always try to find new ways to utilize it.
I love this incredible flavor combo! What a great recipe!
Yes the flavors in this Rhubarb Tea go so well together.