Sorry I skipped yesterday’s pop. We have family in town, and I ended up too tired from hanging out with everyone to make an ice pop. But I’m back today.
Even better, my sister-in-law came bearing
ice pop fodder gifts, in the form of really interesting tea from India:
What is tulsi, you ask? Good question. I didn’t know either. Luckily, the package had some information:
I brewed up a cup of tea and squeezed in a good tablespoon of honey, let it cool and poured my pops. They turned out a very nice honey color (go figure).
These were by far my favorite of the tea-based ice pops I’ve made. They were a little on the sweet side, but the honey gave them a nice consistency. And the tea itself had just enough of the spice of ginger to make them interesting. I didn’t really taste any flavor that I could identify as the tulsi, but still it was a really nice ice pop. A second round of these might be just the thing we need when the temperature hits 104 degrees tomorrow.