Wild Plum Tea
For the last week in October I was in Gatlinburg, Tennessee with my family. Gatlinburg is an extremely touristy town! I really had no idea it was like that. But, we still got to see some amazing sites on our three hour long hike in the smoky mountains. We ate lots of twigs, leaves, and some berries. I took a million pictures like the ones above, it is so beautiful out there. We also got to go on a ghost tour where we learned some neat things about the area.
I thought it was going to be all tourist traps and no fun but I was wrong. I wasn’t as disappointed as I thought I was going to be. Gatlinburg is EXTREMELY crafty. It suited me well. There is an 8-mile loop of craft shops, craftsmen, and artists. There were some candy shops, cafes, and an old fashioned soda fountain! Make sure you stop in there because you really won’t regret it!
For lunch one day, we went to this adorable little place called The Wild Plum Tea Room. Their Wild Plum Tea is something that everyone gets. So of course, my entire family got it. On Ice. Well, it really was delicious and I have the recipe! I bet you are excited.
Well, you really should be because the Wild Plum Tea is outta this world. Really. I swear. Try it for yourself.
Yield: 1 pitcher
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 00 min
Total Time: 15 min
4 family sized tea bags
2 quarts water
2 cups sugar
2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
Steep tea bags in 1 quart of very hot water in gallon pitcher. Mix 1 quart water and sugar and heat over high heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour over tea in pitcher. Steep 15 minutes. Strain out tea bags.
Add orange juice and lemon juice.
Slice up oranges & place in glass.
1 family sized tea bag = 4 regular sized tea bags
from The Wild Plum Tea Room in Gatlinburg, TN
At first, I found it odd that the “Wild Plum Tea” doesn’t have plums in it. It’s just their signature tea so it makes sense to name it after the establishment.
Enjoy this hot or cold, it really is delicious even if there are no plums in it!