I love this beautiful tea and it's so easy to make, provided one has dried loquat leaves of course (I was lucky to find a tree to harvest). It's such a delicious golden tea that complements the creamy vanilla wonderfully.
~~Makes 4-5 servings~~
(All ingredients are preferably organic or found in nature)
Loquat leaf tea (black tea can be substituted)
A dash of vanilla extract
Start by placing 5 large, dried loquat leaves in a small saucepan
Fill the saucepan with water, cover with a lid, and bring water to a boil
Turn the heat down and let the leaves simmer for 15 minutes
After tea concentrate is made, let it cool down for an hour or two in the refrigerator
Add ice, a dash of vanilla, and as much of the tea concentrate as desired to each glass
Fill glasses with cold water
That's it! This refreshing drink only takes a few hours to make, and most of the time is spent chilling the tea. Enjoy it over the summer holidays, during picnics, or down by the beach.
Have a happy summer.