Whole leaf dried Strawberry Gum
Strawberry Gum Drink
Take 10 dried Strawberry Gum leaves. Pour over a small quantity of boiling water. Let cool.
Add cooled, strained liquid to a 2 litre bottle of cold water.
The flavour keeps coming out for several days so further drinks can be made by adding fresh water to the leaves.
The water which is added to the leaves does not need to be hot.
Strawberry Gum Tea
Place a leaf to a cup of boiling water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Strawberry Gum Syrup
Place 10 dried Strawberry Gum leaves into 300ml of boiled water and then allow to cool.
Discard leaves and mix in 1 1/4 cups of sugar or sugar substitute if preferred. Bring to the boil.
Lower heat and simmer gently until the volume is reduced by a third.
Pour into a sterilised jar and store in the fridge.
Delicious over ice-cream or with custard or fruit.