Preserved Plum Tea

Preserved Plum Tea
I've always loved the ceremony of making and drinking tea.  Warm tea offers a comforting invitation to slow down, sip and savor life's quiet moment. Iced tea provides a welcome and refreshing repose to the hot summer humidity. However you serve this beautiful crimson-colored tea,
choose beautiful cups that will delight the senses as much as the tea itself.
  Enjoy it in the spirit of the ancient tea masters.
{Tea is a religion of the art of life.}   
quote by Okakura
To make preserved plum tea:
1 tea bag or 2 Tablespoons loose plum, pomegranate, or strawberry tea
4 Bella Cucina Preserved Plums
Organic Artisan Acacia Honey
In a tea kettle, heat spring or purified water until boiling.
Cut the plums in half and remove the pits.
Pour the water into the tea pot with the tea bag and plums.
Steep 4 to 5 minutes, then remove the tea bag.
Serve warm with honey or stir in honey to taste and refrigerate until cool.
If serving cold, pour chilled and sweetened tea into glasses filled with crushed ice and a sprig of garden herb {mint, marjoram, rosemary or lavender}. Garnish with a slice of preserved plum.

Buon appetito!copyright 2011 Alisa Barry

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