Lemon Honey Recipe to Sweeten Your Tea
Try our easy lemon honey recipe if you like things a little sweet!
Honey is one of nature’s many treasures. It has antibacterial properties, antioxidants, and is a delicious ingredient to make many recipes just a little better and more moist.
Honey is the perfect natural sweetener. Of course, southern sweet tea is a delicious treat to cool you on a hot summer day, but try just a small amount of our Lemon Honey to your next cup of tea and taste how it enhances it.
Infused honey takes it up a notch. There are so many uses for lemon honey. Use it to sweeten tea, fruits and baked goods. You can use it to balance out a salad dressing or marinade. It soothes a sore throat and can even help a cough.
Here’s our Favorite Lemon Infused Honey Recipe:
1 cup honey
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 whole slices of fresh lemon
Pour 1 cup of honey into your pan and add 1 tablespoon of freshly grated lemon peel and two full slices of lemon. Heat together on low for about 10 minutes. After you’ve heated the mixture, let it cool, then transfer it to the jar and let it sit in the fridge for at least 48 hours. The longer you infuse it, the stronger the flavor.
After it has infused, strain honey through a mesh strainer and place in a glass jar with a tightly fitting top. Straining is easiest when honey has been warmed slightly, making it easier to pour. Simply re-heat by placing the jar in warm water.
Store honey in a glass jar with a lid in the fridge for up to 2 months. Infused lemon honey makes a lovely gift, presented in a decorative jar.
For a summertime treat, try our honeyed Jasmine Green Tea Lemonade.
Teas for Lemon Honey
Here are a few teas that taste divine with lemon honey:
Lemonade Black Tea
What better to go with Lemon Honey than a lemony black tea? Accent the juicy citrus notes in this tea with a spoonful of lemon honey for a sweet, citrusy treat. A hint of sea salt rounds out the tanginess of lemon.
Raspberry Sunburst Green Tea
This green tea is blended with colorful hibiscus and safflower petals. Hibiscus underscores tart berry notes, and while the green tea is slightly earthy, it has its own sweetness. Flavorful lemon brightens the balance and tart raspberry brings the drink into a delightful harmony.
Organic English Breakfast Black Tea
Our English Breakfast Tea is malty and invigorating – a perfect way to start your day. It’s bright and strong, with a brisk flavor. And, it’s miles above your ordinary English Breakfast teabag!
The clean subtle sweetness the honeybush has is perfect to pair with the natural flavor of hazelnuts and the gentle sweetness of lemon honey. It’s a refined indulgence with a light, balanced finish.