Plan an unfussy afternoon tea for a friend or a few with this recipe. This tea has a grown-up twist, though, with our not-so-secret ingredient – dark rum.
- 1 lime
- 3 cups water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 black tea bags (like English Breakfast)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Optional for Tea Toddy
- 1 ounce dark rum
- Additional honey
Using a vegetable peeler or sharp knife, carefully remove just the green part of the lime peel in several long, thin pieces; set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine water, the juice from the lime and spices.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
Add tea bags and simmer an additional 3 minutes.
Stir in honey till dissolved, and strain mixture into two large mugs.
Garnish with lime peel.
*To make spiked tea toddy, drizzle additional honey and stir ½ ounce rum into each mug before serving.