Readerly Recipes: Ent-Draught Iced Tea

In my travels throughout the Worldwide Web, I’ve discovered several interesting recipes inspired by some of my favorite storybooks – and then some that I have yet to read.  Here’s my take on Ent-Draught, which Merry and Pippin enjoyed during the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Two Towers.  Icy, flavorful, and guaranteed to bring “refreshment and vigour” during these hot summer months, it’ll be ready before you can say “Good morning” in the Ent language. 😉


Inspired by this recipe.


  • 6 cups of water, boiled
  • 1 Thyme Leaf teabag
  • 2 Chamomile-Mint teabags
  • 1 White Tea teabag
  • 5 cups of ice cubes


  1. Heat the water until it boils.  Try not to hit your head on the ceiling while you wait.
  2.  Pour the boiling water into a heat-resistant jug, add the teabags.
  3. Allow to steep for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the ice, garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve with some Elvish lembas bread or Bilbo’s seedcakes.  (In the winter-time, I bet this would taste good without the ice, and a dash of milk and sugar.)

Enjoy, and remember, pipeweed is illegal in most states. 🙂

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