One sip and you too will be crazy for this slightly sweet fruit blend with a touch of clove that has everyone shimmying back for more. This caffeine-free, certified organic tisane is insanely delicious hot or iced.
PLUM CRAZY "PUNCH"
16 ounces of iced Plum Crazy (see note 1)
16 ounces of a berry flavored seltzer
8 ounces of cranberry juice
Juice of one lemon or more
4 ounces of simple syrup or to taste (see note 2)
1 cup of plum wine or to taste
Slices of lemon for garnish
Whole fresh cranberries frozen into ice cubes for garnish
Pour brewed tea in a punch bowl that has been filled at least 1/3 with ice cubes. Pour in flavored seltzer and cranberry juice. Add juice on one lemon and simple syrup. Add Plum wine. Stir. Garnish with slices of lemon and frozen cranberry ice cubes. Makes approximately 10 five ounce cups.
Note 1 - When making ice tea use 50% more tea. Brew 1 and ½ teaspoons for each 6 ounces of water. For Plum Crazy Tisane pour boiling water over tisane and brew for 5 minutes.
Note 2 - To make simple syrup put one part water and one part granulated sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to boil. Stir until sugar dissolves. Cool.
Thanks to Judith Krass-Russo (www.teafoodhistory.com) for this deliciousness.
Apple (Organic), Clove (Organic), Hibiscus (Organic), Licorice Root (Organic), Plum Flavor (Natural), Rose Hips (Organic)
See further below for Steeping Instructions