This unusual, but refreshing tomato tea is richly flavoured with tomato and super simple to make. Keto, Whole 30 and Paleo Friendly!
I had tomato “tea” at a restaurant a few months ago, and have been waiting for the opportunity to recreate, and put my own spin on it. Of course, as this is made with the flesh of a tomato rather than the leaves it is not a true tea, but it is still delicious. Regardless of what you call it it is delicious, serve it elegantly in shot glasses, or drink it by the glassful. Pop the leftover pulp into the freezer and add to the next bolognese or tomato based sauce that you make.
Recipe: Tomato Tea
- 150 g good quality tomatoes
- 200 ml BRITA filtered water
- Sprig thyme
- Pinch salt
- Slice lemon
- Couple of basil leaves
- Celery salt
- Place the tomatoes and BRITA filtered water in a blender (I use the Froothie Optimum 9400) and whizz for a few seconds until you have a smooth liquid.
- Strain through a muslin, then through a coffee filter paper.
- Pour into a pan, add the thyme and salt and bring to a simmer.
- Pour the hot tea into a tea pot and add a slice of lemon.
- Serve in shot glasses (dip the rims into water then celery salt) with a basil leaf.
- You do need to start this in advance as it takes ages to filter, to speed things up filter it first through a jelly bag, or cheese cloth, then through a coffee filter for a crystal clear drink.
- This recipe is 1 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion.
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I had never heard of tomato tea. I am amazed to see on your (beautiful) pictures that the tea comes out that transparent… It is such a great idea. I will need to give it a try! Thank you for sharing.
It does need a double, and possibly even a triple filter Helene.
clever idea. I rather like tomato consommé so I am sure I would love this.
You are always one step ahead of me Nazima, the next step is to set it with agar agar!
Oh my I’ve never heard of Tomato Tea but it look utterly fabulous – just need a water filter now:-)
It is astonishingly delicious!
Sarah Maison Cupcake
Intriguing! Not sure I’d like it much but I’d definitely try it!
It just tastes of tomato. Incredibly refreshing!
How brilliant, love your idea and think it is something I would drink loads of!
I love it. Will be serving with a salad.
Kate @ Veggie Desserts
What a fab fab fab idea! I love this. I’m going to serve these the next time we have guests for dinner.
It is astonishingly delicious!
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
This is so interesting! I’ve never heard of tomato tea before, but it sounds lovely. I bet using filtered water makes all the difference.
Love my BRITA filter and kettle – especially as we drink black tea and coffee
Ciara (My Fussy Eater)
This sounds really interesting. I will have to give it a go!
I just love it. Very adaptable with different herbs too.
Ooh it reminds me of the tomato essence soups (both cold and hot) that I’ve had at a few posh restaurants — the way they taste so intensely of tomato and yet are totally clear is such a hoot! Looks lovely.
Entirely inspired by one Kavey! So delicious!
Sounds delicious – I had a cold version before in a swanky restaurant and it was very refreshing, so look forward to giving this a try sometime.
I need to make it again and add some vodka to the cold version!
You made the tea! That’s amazing, I couldn’t figure it out at all. It looks great.
I did, and very very good it was too.
I love this idea, refreshing and delicious! I love the flavours and that left over tomato pulp can be frozen for future recipes as well. Such gorgeous photography too!
Thank you Isabella. I need to make some tomato pulp recipes!
Hillary @ 918 Plate
I just came across this as I was hunting for a recipe after having it in Edinburgh at Aizle last month!
Can’t wait to make it at home!
I love tomato tea – so tasty, and refreshing.