Fehmalee's Sweet Tea Darling
When my friends call round for a little girl gossip and shady behaviour, there is nothing more appropriate to serve them than my sweet tea. Somehow it’s makes them spill the beans on their private lives.
BEWARE IF YOU FEAR HEARING THE TRUTH!
8 cups fresh water, 3 heaping tsp of darjeeling tea leaves, 1 sweet orange (sliced), 1 tsp rose water, 1/4 cup caster sugar, raw honey or agave nectar (Optional).
Bring the water to a rolling boil in a tea kettle (or in a sauce pan on stove top). In a sauce pan combine the tea leaves and hot water then allow tea to infuse for 5-10 minutes (depending on how strong you want your sweet tea). After infusion period, strain tea into a 2.5- 3 litres heat proof container add sweetener of choice and set aside to cool to room temperature. Once cooled add the rose water and orange slices and place in fridge overnight. Enjoy this refreshing beverage over ice.