Oh my goodness gracious. I have found the best drink I have ever tasted. It combines my favorite tea with my favorite summer drink; if you like Arnold Palmers, you’ll like this lemonade made with Earl Grey tea. (Kelly Prizel, you need to try this immediately!)
I was inspired to make the original recipe using lavender and rosemary, but on this hot summer day, neither were to be found in our cupboard. We did, however, still have a ton of loose Earl Grey tea. We decided to give this a shot.
The resulting drink has the lemon tang with a soothing floral citrus flavor, and a hint of bergamot. If you like sweeter lemonades, then definitely add more sugar – this recipe is for a very tart, fresh lemonade. The tea isn’t overwhelming; it just adds a really subtle and new flavor that’s incredibly refreshing.
I can’t wait to try this again with other kinds of teas. We used four teaspoons of loose Earl Grey and the rest of the recipe as-is. It resulted in these two servings of lemonade, which certainly wouldn’t be enough for a party or even a dinner for four. I’d recommend tripling or quadrupling the recipe for a larger party.