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Honeysuckle honeysuckle tea Iced Tea
Sharing is Caring Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it! You could try, absolutely. Most teas are in dried form, so I don’t see why not! I want to come and sit on your front porch Sue! This is so beautiful, I’m not sure I could drink it. I think I’d just want to sit and stare at it ???? Lovely tea Sue! This brought back so many memories. As a child, I remember pulling the green stem out from the back of the flower and tasting the nectar from those lovely honeysuckle vines! A sweet memory indeed ???? When I was in elementary school, my friends and I used to eat the honey drops from the honeysuckle in the schoolyard. Good memories. I’m sure it is such a lovely note of flavor in this iced tea! Wow, your pictures are soooo beautify! I’m just back from Hawaii this week…this reminds me of Pikake Iced Tea…love this!! =) The View from Great Island is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Amazon Associates is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Subscribe to get first dibs on all my new recipes, plus extra subscriber only benefits! I’ll be waiting for you on the porch with a nice tall glass! It’s considered an invasive species, so gardeners and conservationists don’t like it, but it is pretty common, so chances are there’s a vine or two near you. The flowers come in pairs, and you’ll want to pluck them right at their base, where the nectar is. Look for freshly opened flowers, and avoid or pick out the leaves, stems, and berries. What a refreshing tea, the honeysuckle must add such a nice flavor! What a refreshing looking tea, was not aware that honey-suckle was edible. Love the way they smell so I can only imagine how wonderful the taste must be. Your honeysuckle tea is reminds me of elderflower cordial which is very popular in Sweden. My husband told me of how his grandmother would pick bundles of elderflowers from the tree in her yard and boil it in sugar syrup to create the cordial. It is an incredibly refreshing drink, especially in the summer time. Can you dry the flowers for storage? I wonder if they will still taste the same. I have a massive amount if Honeysuckle that covers my whole backyard fence, can’t wait to try this:) With honeysuckle tea currently in the spotlights for it’s effectiveness against flu, it’s great to come across such a nice recipe. The pics look amazing. Out of all the iced tea recipes that I have come across this is one that I have to try ???? Gardenia blossoms are edible, but I haven’t tried making tea with them. I just got my brewing! Thank you for this great post! This is the actual tea, so you would make a bigger batch for more servings. If you wanted a lighter flavor you could treat it as a concentrate, and dilute with more water, or even green tea. I never did that, so the flavor is new to me. I don’t have any honey suckles but I have gardenia bushes. Are they edible I had no idea that honeysuckle was edible. But as it is, what a lovely idea to make a tea with it. Aren’t the flowers beautiful? You can add mint and lemon balm to combat the bitterness! Pinterest Facebook Twitter Yummly 42 Comments Sue Moran The kitchen is my happy place where I play with fabulous ingredients that nourish the body and soul. My mission? To get you fired up about good food and give you the tools to make it yourself. My recipes are never fussy and always exciting ~ there are 2,000 and counting on the blog! Although the flowers smell so sweet, the tea came out quite bitter despite picking off the green parts. I guess it would have to be a bit more of an indulgent treat because of the amount of sweetener it needs to taste palatable. I’m headed over to your house, Sue! I adore the scent and flavor of honeysuckle as it brings back those early childhood food memories and of springtime. There’s nothing else quite like it. Perhaps, with your tea, you have an answer for your ice cream? I think a honeysuckle tea sherbet or ice cream would be lovely! I’m new to this website. I love your honesty. It’s so refreshing. I also love honeysuckle. I’m anxious to try the tea. Thank you You know, the more I learn, the more things ARE edible, it makes sense, really. It’s hard to believe those little flowers pack such a sweet punch! Howdy, would you know if this would work well for flowers that have been dehydrated or do they have to be fresh? Home » Cocktails & Beverages » Honeysuckle Iced Tea I just noticed Honeysuckle’ in my backyard…actually they have been there year after year. My sister really brought them to my attention and so we goggled information on them and came across your blog. I’m making some tea right now. Thanks for the recipe Pour over ice, and add a sprig of mint. Whatever you do, though, don’t add honey before tasting your tea — it’s incredibly sweet all by itself. You might want a squeeze of lemon if you don’t like sweet tea. I tried to make you a honeysuckle ice cream, but I’m going to have to keep working on that one, the flavor just didn’t come through.  Honeysuckle tea is more mainstream, honeysuckle tea in fact its been used medicinally by the Chinese for thousands of years. I love it for its delicate scent, and the nectar is sweeter than honey. I was amazed by how much flavor I got out of a jarful of  flowers. If you have access to a vine, you’ve got to try this. Sue! This brings back so many memories! We used to live on this road growing up that was lined with honeysuckle trees. Everyday in the summer we would go ride bikes and pick the honeysuckes to suck. It was so much fun and makes me smile thinking about it! 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Honeysuckle honeysuckle tea Iced Tea
Hi Sue, thanks for posting this – I am totally fascinated! Japanese honeysuckle came up on my radar last year, when I came across a few organic cosmetic brands that were using Japanese honeysuckle extract as a preservative. I don’t know anyone who has a vine but will look for it the next time I go to the garden centre. If you’ve got a honeysuckle vine blooming nearby, be sure to try my other honeysuckle recipes: It will last longer if you’ve strained it very finely, like through the coffee filter. But generally I would drink up within a couple of weeks. No, the elderflower cordial is not alcoholic. We buy ours at Ikea – not sure if the Ikea stores in the U.S. stock the same foods as in Canada. I’ve also seen elderflower cordial at delicatessens that specialize in Northern and Eastern European foods. I have heard of St. Germain but have yet to taste it – I must try and find it, I’m sure it would make an excellent cocktail! This is really opening up my mind to different ways to eat and drink. The cordial sounds great, is it alcoholic? I know St Germain is made from elderflower, can you imagine a honeysuckle liquor? Now I have to check that out! Is it possible you got bits of green in your tea, Jason? The green parts of the flower can be bitter. I know this is a late post but I just found this. I’d like your thoughts on where I went wrong. My tea came out rather bitter. I don’t want to add anything to it and I’m not a person that likes to add sugar to tea. Any ideas? I would love to taste the Jasmine iced tea, I bet it’s similar! Wow! I love the smell, so a tea actually sounds really good. Love this idea Sue, and your photos are lovely. Is this a concentrate or the actual amount of tea it makes? Like is it single serve or makes multiple servings with the 2 cups of honeysuckle? Thanks Cynthia, I have fun experimenting with these blossoms, and since I have a vine out front I try to do something different with them every year. Dehydrated flowers should work just fine. If you love to eat, you’ve come to the right place because I dish it up fast and fresh here at Great Island. I love trying out new ingredients and techniques, reinventing the classics, and hunting down the next great flavor. With Easter and Passover behind us, spring is really and truly here. The honeysuckle vine draped across my front porch is in bloom, and  every time I go in or out I’m blown away by the scent. I’ve been determined to use those incredible – edible  flowers somehow. I’m always inspired by ingredients I can find  in my own yard,   Over the last three years we’ve moved so often that I’ve tried to reduce the sting by challenging myself to find the elements in each new landscape that I can incorporate into my cooking. Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Honeysuckle Iced Tea ~ this sweet, floral, and refreshing drink made from honeysuckle blossoms is the perfect thing to sip on a warm summer day! I tried making honeysuckle tea today but it turned out really bitter! Have you ever had this happen? Do you have any advice? Thank you! I want to know how long this tea csn last-I made my newest batch over this past weekend & have 4 botyles of it Mmmm….this looks divine! A refreshing treat for a hot summer day! Can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing the magic!
Great post, Sue! The photos look amazing and sweet. Thank you for sharing your recipe. According to my research, honeysuckle is good for treating digestive disorders, colds, headache, diabetes and cancer. My mom loves to make smoothies and teas that contain nutritional benefits and I would definitely recommend this to her. Save Recipe Saved! Print 3.49 from 31 votes Honeysuckle Iced Tea Honeysuckle Iced Tea ~ this sweet, floral, and refreshing drink made from honeysuckle blossoms is the perfect thing to sip on a warm summer day! Course beverage Cuisine American Prep Time 10 minutes infusing 3 hours Yield 2 servings Author Sue Moran Cook Mode Prevent your screen from going dark Ingredients about 2 cups honeysuckle blossoms garnish fresh mint sprigs a few honeysuckle blossoms Instructions Pluck the blossoms from the honeysuckle vine. Discard any leaves or green parts. Try to take the freshly opened flowers, and even the buds that are about to open. Put them in a pitcher or mason jar. Cover with about 2 1/2 cups water that has been heated to just boiling. Give it a good stir and let steep at room temperature for several hours. Then refrigerate overnight. Strain the tea through a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or a coffee filter. The coffee filter will yield a crystal clear tea. Serve cold over ice with a mint sprig and a few blossoms for garnish. The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, honeysuckle weeks lewis