Are you in love with green, white or black tea just like me? I get into buying these white tea varieties and drink them with a lot of pleasure throughout the beautiful, snowy Norwegian winter. But I have to admit that every once in a while I feel like having something refreshing and new. And I try for it not to be soda or some other fizzy badness.
So this is my recipe for a homemade lemon syrup which turns your tea into a totally new experience. This recipe yields about 250ml or just over 1 cup of syrup. Google tells me that 1 cup is 48 teaspoons and you really don’t need any more than a teaspoon in each tea, so this will last you quite a while. I use a bottle I got with another, store-bought berry syrup because it’s the perfect size. A jar will also do well.
a jar or a bottle to hold the syrup when it’s ready,
First, juice your lemons. This is the part of the recipe where you have to work the hardest :D. I just do it manually, squeeze all these sour juices out of them.
You should get around 300ml of lemon juice from 3 standard, medium lemons. It’s a good idea to roll them on the tabletop a bit before cutting and juicing as this helps them release more juice.
Next pour the juice into a pot on medium heat and add sugar. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Wait for the mixture to boil and let boil for 2 to 3 minutes. This will reduce it a bit, so it will be less watery.
Pour it into your bottle or jar through a sieve, so that any pips stay behind.
Enjoy in tea! Amazing!
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