We came across this curious recipe in an old book from the 1950’s simply called, “How to make Wine”. It was sitting in the book shelf of 2 Sisters Bar & Books, which we covered back when it opened.

Curiously, it’s a recipe for making wine out of tea. No, there are no grapes involved (only raisins) and given that I’m no scientist, I can’t exactly see where the fermentation will come from (the lemons maybe?), but it was an interesting thing to come across–especially as it blends two of my favorite things: wine and tea. It almost seems to be some older form of homemade Kombucha before that became all fashionable as of late.

I’ll definitely have to give this a go once winter formally sets in and the days call for making strange wines.