My name is Charlotte. I’ve been lurking off and on here for a long time. The book club was just too much to resist! So…here I am.
One of my favorite things to do is copycat restaurant and whatever offerings I find from time to time, along with taking old standbys and attempting to perfect them. I also like to experiment with food pairings–then have teas or small gatherings to try them out on friends.
Of late, I’ve been working on a clone for “Pom” Tea. We’ve grown hopelessly addicted to the stuff. Unfortunately–like all addictions–its expensive. They sell it by the glass at outrageous prices in the refrigerator section of better stores. There’s just something about it! Its great for taking along to the gym–or just sipping on some of those ultra hot days we’ve been having lately. I can’t prove it but I could swear it improves health. The following is the version I’m currently working on, though stay tuned. I’m still playing with the green tea and fruit juices in the others. This works very well for now though.
Fill a gallon jug (I use one of those sun tea jugs with a spicket) 3" from the top with cool water. Open and tie together 7 individual serving bags of Orange Pekoe tea. Set in the sun til brewed. Add one bottle of “Pom” brand pomegranate juice (or another–about 12 oz). Sweeten to taste while still warm with cane juice or sugar. I ended up using about 3/4 cup or so.
Chill; serve over ice.
I want to try this with Assam tea–and a new one I found that looks promising called rooibos. For now…this is the one we drink.