Oxmoor House

Plum-Thyme Iced Tea

You can use pluots in place of the plums when they're in season from May through late summer.

Oxmoor House MAY 2013

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


  • 4 3/4 cups water, divided
  • 6 regular-sized tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped pitted red plums (about 3 plums)
  • 3 thyme sprigs
  • Ice
  • 1 red plum, thinly sliced (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)


1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove pan from heat, and add tea bags. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Cool tea completely in pan.

2. Combine 3/4 cup water, sugar, chopped plums, and thyme in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar melts. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until plums are very tender and have lost their shape. Strain plum mixture through a sieve into tea, pressing with the back of a spoon to extract juice. Discard solids. Stir tea mixture; cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

3. Serve tea over ice. Garnish with plum and lemon slices, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 124
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 32.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg
  • Sodium: 0.0mg
  • Calcium: 1mg

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Plum-Thyme Iced Tea Recipe