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Monday, 18 March 2013

Make Your Own Powdered Lemon Tea

We spent an hour this morning squeezing lemons to make lemonade syrup. If you would like to try the recipe follow the link - http://cyprusgardener.blogspot.com/2011/07/make-your-own-lemonade-syrup.html

The process left us with lots of lemon rinds and as we like lemon tea we decided to dry the peels for powdering to use for tea.

It's a simple process, just a matter of cutting away the bitter pith with a sharp knife and then leaving the strips, peel side up, on a plate to dry indoors. Alternatively the rind can easily be peeled using a vegetable peeler.

Drying takes between 3-5 days depending on the air temperature, after which the shriveled dry skins can be powdered in a food processor (or using a mortar and pestel) before storage.

Store in a clean jar in a dark cupboard and away from any heat source.

The same process can be used for any citrus skins. Try a combination of grapefruit, lemon and orange for quite a lovely flavour.

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