Did I get your attention? Yes, tomato tea.
Are you intrigued?
This tomato tea is out of this world delicious.
First of all, this tomato tea is super easy and basic. It has 2 ingredients. It’s hot. It’s perfect for Fall. It’s perfect for a cold. It’s perfect for a afternoon pick me up. It’s perfect for curling up with a book. It’s perfect!
How many cups did I have of this in the last 48 hours? 4! I’m in love. Instead of hearts in front of my eyes I’m seeing tomatoes.
When I saw Brooklyn based writer Rachel Tepper’s article titled “This Changes Everything: Tomato Tea” I shook my head quickly. She had my attention. I clicked into that article in record speed. I couldn’t think of anything else. I had to have that tea. So I set out to create my own tomato tea but I had some rules. I want it simple. I wanted it quick. I wanted it fresh. I also wanted it hot. Most recipes that call themselves “tomato tea” are actually chilled. Blasphemy, I know. My tea was going to be warm, just like my own favorite steeped teas. I made this tea with 2 ingredients, tomatoes and celery salt. That’s’ it. The result is a fresh tomato juice with a hint of saltiness that your tongue will appreciate. To me this tastes like a canned tomato juice, but hot and without all the scary ingredients. I found such a great way to use up those garden tomatoes now! Who wants to come up for a cup of tea?
There’s always something romantic about a hot cup of tea in the Fall so I’m glad to find something that can bridge the gap between Summer harvest and Fall weather. Curling up with a cup of tea is something I look forward to each morning and evening so if you’re like me, give this tomato tea a shot. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how relaxing and delicious it is! Hope you enjoy!
- 1 large tomato - chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- Put chopped tomato in food processor and pulse until watery.
- Put cheesecloth over cup and pour tomato mixture over cheesecloth, collecting the liquids in the cup. To speed up the process press tomato with spoon.
- In a saucepan over low-medium heat heat up the tomato juice and celery salt.
- Pour in tea cup and enjoy.
- To easily secure the cheesecloth to the cup use a rubber band. You could also use a find mesh sieve instead of cheesecloth.
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