Tea Love: Instilling a Love of Tea, One Sip At A Time

Archive for March 8, 2012

Anyone have an artichoke handy? 🙂

If you have never had Artichoke tea, it’s about time you make some. It’s so refreshing and super easy to make. Literally. If you know how to turn on the stove, you can make this.

Here goes. 

Start w/ a fresh artichoke.

Boil for about 2 hrs. Notice that the artichoke floats on top of the water. Bring to a hard boil then lower heat to low and let simmer for the remainder of the time. Add about 1 gallon of water to 1 artichoke.

About 2 hrs. later or when the artichoke sinks you are done!  You can enjoy it hot or cold. 

The rest of the tea is stored in these Voss glass bottles. I refrigerate them and drink them cold over ice. It’s like iced artichoke tea! Sometimes I add a little sugar and vanilla extract. The smell reminds me of fresh sugarcane. 

These are huge bottles…

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