Today I am featuring an iconic drink to bring relief to the boiling summer heat: ICED TEA!
This spin-off of the traditional version is a treat for adventurous tea lovers. So please, make yourself a pitcher of ‘oasis’ this evening! Tip: for extra freshness, try adding fresh mint.
6 cups water
2 regular individual sized tea bag
6 tbsp honey/sugar
1 stick cinnamon ( which gives it just the right amount of zing.)
Slices of Orange, Lemon, Lime.
In a large saucepan, heat water (with cinnamon and sugar, if you’re using any) to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and drop in the tea bags. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour.
In a large pitcher, pour tea and honey (if you’re not using sugar). Discard cinnamon stick. Stir until honey is dissolved, then stir in lemon juice. Add sliced fruits. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Add ice cubes before serving.
All those terrific fruity flavors mingle and waltz in the tea overnight which makes your sip extra special and distinctive ! And the sweet-tart taste goes beautifully with sweet as well as savory food.
Enjoy the drink year-round indoor as well as outdoor. This lovely, satisfying beverage guarantees to win your guests’ heart. Cheers!