Rhubarb Iced Tea
By Nettie Colón
- 8 stalks of rhubarb, washed and cut into 3-inch pieces
- 8 cups of cold water
- 1/2 cup honey, or more or less to taste
- Mint leaves & lime wedges, optional for garnish
In a large pot, combine rhubarb and 8 cups cold water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low (a soft simmer). Cover and continue to simmer for an hour, making sure to submerge the rhubarb if it comes above the water level.
Strain the liquid and add honey to taste while tea is still hot. Chill the tea to room temperature and refrigerate to store.
To serve, fill a glass with ice, pour the tea and garnish with mint, lime or both if desired. You can also add a splash of club soda (and gin or vodka!) for a bubbly refreshing drink.