FLOWER PETAL TEA SALAD DRESSING

I’ve been having a salad dressing crisis. I’m on the hunt for my favorite. I went through an Italian dressing phase for years then got bored of it. Then I switched to blue cheese, which I’m currently feeling myself phase out. I am currently exploring balsamic vinaigrettes and I’m totally digging it. I’ve been trying to sweetened them up a bit. Because as much as I love the pungency of balsamic vinegar, I’m looking for something a little sweeter for more of a summer feel. I knew tea simple syrup was going to be the ticket. I’ll show you how to use it and how to make an awesome flower petal tea with it. I hope you enjoy it!

To begin, brew a pot of flower petal tea. I used our blend, called Petal Blend. It’s made of chamomile flowers, elder flower and lavender buds. It has a natural subtly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with balsamic vinegar.

The next step is to make simple syrup with the brewed tea. You can find an in-depth post about how to do that here. The only exception in this recipe is that I use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. In a nutshell, use equal parts sugar and brewed tea and mix until combined. Allow it to cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Now you’ve got simple syrup!

After that, pour equal parts tea simple syrup and balsamic vinegar into a mason jar. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Shake the jar well. Store in the refrigerator.

FLOWER PETAL TEA SALAD DRESSING

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup freshly brewed tea
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Directions

  1. Brew a cup of tea
  2. Combine freshly brewed tea with brown sugar in a medium saucepan and allow it to simmer. Stir constantly until the sugar has fully dissolved. Turn off heat
  3. Allow the syrup to cool to room temperature then allow it to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour
  4. Pour the simple syrup and balsamic vinegar into a mason jar. Add salt and pepper. Shake the jar well until all ingredients have combined.

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