I love elderflower. If a cocktail menu has a French 75 or St. Germain anything listed, it’s as good as mine. So when I was making Moroccan mint iced tea this morning and glanced over at the bar, my head tilted and I thought “why not?”.
As I filled a pot full of water, it dawned on me I didn’t technically know how to to make iced tea. I usually make a single serving on the fly, but it’s been ages since I prepared a pitcher. I turned to Savory Sweet Life for guidance as I had no time to mess around, I had a picnic to attend!
When the tea finished steeping, I removed the bags and poured over ice.
It was at that point that I added 1/4 cup St. Germain, 1/8 cup of pure maple syrup, and crossed my fingers.
Although this lightly sweet tea was uber refreshing, the green tea overpowered any trace of elderflower. But this isn’t the end of elderflower iced tea for me, I’ll be testing out less potent teas with more quarter cups of St. Germain til I get it right.