David’s Plum Ice Tea Recipe

By on August 29, 2014
David's Plum Ice Tea Recipe

The addition of fresh thyme adds a pleasant earthy taste to this tea, while adding cinnamon spice complements the flavour of the plums beautifully This recipe produces one American Gallon or four European Litres of plum iced tea.


Ingredients and Tools

  • A gallon pitcher filled with filtered water
  • Between 15-20 regular sized tea bags or 4oz high quality loose tea
  • Approximately 2lbs of ripe plums
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme or one two cinnamon sticks (Optional)
  • 6-8 Tablespoonfuls of Honey (Optional)
  • 1 Grated Zest and Juice of 1 Fresh Lemon
  • Tea strainer (if using loose tea)

Note: if using larger variety of tea bags you will need between 4-6


  1. Place tea in the water
  2. Add optional thyme ot cinnamon
  3. Stone the plums and set aside 46oz for garnish
  4. Prick the remaining plums all over with a fork and add
  5. Add grated zest and lemon juice
  6. Add the optional honey and stir well
  7. Place the covered pitcher in the Sun for 58 hours
  8. Stir occasionally
  9. Remove the tea and place in refrigerator.
  10. Serve chilled decorated with a fresh plum
  11. If used garnish with thyme or cinnamon stick


Dave Ward

About Dave Ward

Dave Ward majored in “Business and Computing” and “Computer Science” at the “University of Wolverhampton” in his native country the UK. Before graduating in 1992 he lived for a short time in Frankfurt, Germany, and Garmisch PartenKirchen afterwhich he returned to the UK. In 1995 he moved to the States where he currently resides in the Chicago area as a freelance “Systems Analyst /Software Developer”. In addition to his work life Dave enjoys a passion for the art of writing, having taken several classes in the subject including his latest at Duke University NC. Hitherto he has produced a plethora of writings, from various genres including technology, poetry, fiction and cultural affairs. His longtime interest in the health and fitness industry and its concerns has also spawned several articles dedicated to this subject. Currently he has several side projects in the pipeline; these include his latest poem, a book on morality, a stage adaptation of John Bunyan’s book “A Pilgrim’s Progress”, and a vegetarian cookbook. You can reach Dave at the following email address britguyinus@gmail.com.

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