I wanted to take herbal infusions to another level using my Magical Butter machine. I used it to make Earl Grey Truffles but this time I wanted to create a syrup that I could use in many different liquid applications.
You can make this recipe without a Magical Butter machine on the stovetop. Because the components are quite dried out I would simmer on the stovetop for 5-10 minutes.
David’s Tea is hands down the most popular and creative tea creator out there. If there was anyone to get me to like herbal tea, this is the company. My sister Jamie thought I would love their Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait tea which she had a container of so I decided to get creative.
There are a lot of components to this tea of varying size so I thought it would be perfect to test in my Magical Butter machine.
I wondered, how on earth do you get creaminess in a tea?!
Yogurt bits?! Which include milk powder. Brilliant! That was it, I had to give it a shot.
Making The Syrup
I used half a cup of tea which was half of the package.
I put that in my Magical Butter machine along with 3/4 cup sugar (this is a sweetened infusion).
I also added 2 cups of water.
I did not want to over-infused so I choose 100F for only one hour.
I love how the Magical Butter machine obliterates as it carefully heats the herbs. So impressive!
I used the 190 Purity Filter Bag to finely filter the tea.
And I have to say I LOVE the Love Glove! It is a little large on my hands but being about to squeeze out all that goodness without burning my hand? Brilliant.
I let the syrup cool and then chilled in the fridge.
The First Drink
I wanted to see if I could just enjoy the purity of the flavour of tea so I just added some cold water to ice.
Got some of the syrup in a ladle…
And poured on top.
Beautiful!!! This is a super refreshing way to enjoy the sweetened Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait Infusion. You could really tell that the Magical Butter machine took the entire essence of the David’s Tea mix and extracted everything from it.
I used the syrup to also make a mocktail which was delicious but a little on the sweet site. I really loved it in my iced latte.
I also threw it into a smoothie and it added fantastic flavour and colour!
Not The Only One Impressed
Resident rescue cat Shibumi (who is impressed by nobody and nothing) watched me make the smoothie with fascination and even came over to inspect it herself! If you can win over Shibumi, you must be good, LOL.
You can always omit the sugar if you want to do a traditional tea infusion but this way you can sweeten drinks at the same time. Often herbal teas are very bitter and require something to cut the harshness. I choose just regular sugar this time but I might go for honey next time!
I am very excited about this new path to herbalism that I am on. I am learning so much and am totally addicted to learning about the many different herbs and way to bring them into our lives. I am very grateful I have my Magical Butter machine to help make the most out of the herbal potions I am creating.