Tarragon Lime Green Tea

serves 8

(recipe from Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables)

  • 4 bags green tea
  • 8 cups hot, just boiled water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 bunch fresh tarragon
  • 4 limes, divided
  • ice

Place the teabags and water in a large bowl or pot. Whisk in the honey until dissolved. Add 2 leafy tarragon sprigs. Squeeze in the juice of 3 of the limes and toss in the spent limes, too. Set aside to steep, off the heat and uncovered for at least 10 minutes, or until desired strength. Discard the teabags. Cool at room temperature.

Pluck out the limes & herbs. (If not serving right away, refrigerate.)

Cut the remaining lime into 8 wedges.

Divide the tea among eight ice-filled glasses, garnishing each glass with a fresh tarragon spring and lime wedge.