One of the things I miss most about living in Louisiana was the plethora of Mediterranean restaurants available to us. Every time we go back to visit, you better believe that I make sure to hit up our favorite spots. The last time that we were in town, my hubby and I got all of our favorite dishes and ended up ordering Lebanese tea that was so refreshing and delicious I couldn't believe how much I loved the combo of flavors. (How did I not know about this delicious drink before now?) I knew I had to make sure you knew about it too, so I created my own version at home! Lemon Rose Iced Tea (Lebanese Tea) is going to be your new favorite summer beverage on the hottest of days!
Have you heard of Lebanese tea before? Maybe I have just been living under a rock, but I sure didn't know about it! It's part tea, part lemon juice, and has a splash of rose water that gives it the most unexpected and pleasant floral notes! I honestly wasn't sure I would be into the combo, but turns out, both me and my hubby were very into it! Traditionally it is served with a few pine nuts as garnish too, but definitely not necessary to create this tea at home! (I actually left them out for my at home recipe.)
This drink is so perfect for hot summer days, and couldn't be more refreshing when served ice cold! So refreshing in fact, that I wouldn't be opposed to adding a little vodka to the mix for a cocktail version of this delicious tea! Just sayin'...wink wink.
Give my Lemon Rose Iced Tea a try this weekend and let me know how you like it! I think you are going to be pleasantly surprised at how much you are going to love this tea, especially because it couldn't be easier to make right at home!
Serve it alongside my chicken shawarma for a complete Lebanese meal!
- 4 Cups of Water
- 1 Family Size Tea Bag
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 2 Tsp. Rose Water
- 1/4- 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
- Bring water to a boil and add tea bag. Let steep for 5-7 minutes and remove bag.
- Add sugar to hot tea and stir until dissolved.
- Chill the tea for at least two hours.
- Add lemon juice and rose water to the tea and stir to combine.
- Serve immediately.
Note: Serves 4-5.
Cheers to summer days and drinks that keep us cool friends! Pin this recipe to make all summer long!