Grandma’s Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe

Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Ellen Christian

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Looking for an iced rhubarb tea recipe? Learn how to make tea out of rhubarb for a delicious summer drink recipe made from rhubarb.

I love cold drinks during the warmer months but I really try to pay attention to what’s in them. Most of the drinks you can buy in the grocery store are loaded with ingredients I can’t pronounce from artificial colors and sweeteners to GMO ingredients I don’t want to eat.

Looking for an iced rhubarb tea recipe? Learn how to make tea out of rhubarb for a delicious summer drink recipe made from rhubarb.

Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe

While I love making homemade lemonade with stevia, sometimes I want something different like this iced rhubarb tea recipe.

This iced rhubarb tea recipe is super easy to make. While the sweetness in this recipe typically comes from sugar (please buy organic), you can easily use stevia, honey, or even agave nectar if you want to instead.  

In Vermont, rhubarb is the first spring crop we get. It’s a perennial and comes back every year. I know that it’s really common in colder areas but much harder to grow down south.  

If you cannot grow it in your area, check the produce section in your grocery store and you may find it there. I make this one for one person but you can easily double or triple it to make it for a crowd. 

Or, you can start with these rhubarb tea bags.

stalks of rhubarb in a stack

While I generally enjoy this in the spring, it’s very easy to freeze rhubarb to use all year round. Just cut the rhubarb into one-inch chunks, place it in a freezer bag or glass freezer container and freeze.

This iced rhubarb tea recipe works just as well with frozen rhubarb as it does with fresh rhubarb.

How much sweetener should I use?

If you like your rhubarb iced tea northern style, 1 tablespoon of sugar should work. If you are looking for sweet tea, double the amount of sugar to taste.

This is the perfect summer drink on a hot day. If you want to drink this as a hot rhubarb tea, just don’t pour it over ice.

If you enjoy making iced tea, you might want to try my lemon mint iced tea recipe.

ingredients to make rhubarb tea on a wooden cutting board

Can I make rhubarb mint tea?

You definitely can. Just add a few springs of rhubarb to your tea to give it a delicious, refreshing minty taste.

More rhubarb recipes

If you love this rhubarb iced tea recipe, you might want to try a few of these.

Do you have any other favorite rhubarb recipes?

Looking for an iced rhubarb tea recipe? Learn how to make tea out of rhubarb for a delicious summer drink recipe made from rhubarb.

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Yield: 1

Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe

Looking for an iced rhubarb tea recipe? Learn how to make tea out of rhubarb for a delicious summer drink recipe made from rhubarb.

Looking for an iced rhubarb tea recipe? Learn how to make tea out of rhubarb for a delicious summer drink recipe made from rhubarb.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Inactive Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup or rhubarb stalks, chopped
  • 1 tbsp organic sugar or equivalent stevia (double for sweet tea)
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Place the rhubarb and the water in a small pan and cover it.
  2. Bring it to a boil, turn it down, and simmer very gently for about 30 minutes, adding more water if necessary.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Strain the rhubarb from the water, allowing the water to drain into a glass or glass jar.
  5. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  6. Refrigerate until cold.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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34 thoughts on “Grandma’s Iced Rhubarb Tea Recipe”

  1. I adore rhubarb but have never thought to make tea from it. Wow. I will definitely be trying some soon. Thank you for sharing.
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  2. Your Rhubarb Tea looks wonderful, wish I had a cold glass of it right now. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day! Miz Helen
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  3. I would never have thought to add rhubarb!! Yum! I would love if you stopped by My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party and share your stuff!! I'd love to have you!! It's still open!
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  4. Got some rhubarb yesterday (organic) and I was going to make rhubarb mousse....Just changed my mind and will try this since it is hot outside and it sounds delicious! Have a great day
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  5. This sounds absolutely delicious!  Have you ever steeped it with another type of tea? Maybe a white tea would go well?
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  6. Ohh I love Rhubarb what a great idea... so need to make this this summer... looks amazing and so easy.. 
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  7. I love tea of all kinds, but have never had rhubarb. This looks soo good, though! I'm adding it to my list of things to try.
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  8. This sounds delicious...I will definitely try this when my rhubarb gets a little bigger.  I love rhubarb simply peeled and with salt...very tangy and delicious ;-)
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  9. Yum! That looks so good. I have never tried anything like this before. I will have to try this when I can get the ingredients! 
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