How to make iced tea

on Monday, October 22, 2012

The Twinings Tea Blog has weighed in on iced tea several times recently, including an overview and an article examining some of the many options available to fans of this drink. While those options also include a wide variety of bottled tea, there's no substitute - and nothing so economical - as making your own iced tea. There are several ways to accomplish this goal.

How to make ice tea

One of the most popular and time-honored methods for making iced tea is simply to make hot tea and chill it. While this is nearly as simple as it sounds, there are a few variables that can affect the end result. Check out some pointers from Twinings, as well as an illustrated tutorial and this primer on making loose-leaf iced tea.
For what's arguably an even simpler take on iced tea, consider the cold-brewing method. As the name suggests, it uses no heat. 

If you've always wished for a mechanical assistant that could do much of the work of iced tea making, you're in luck. There are a number of iced tea makers that succeed in various degrees in automating this process. For a quick look at a few of these models, refer to this overview. For a new and unusual take on iced tea brewing, look here.

While there are fans of sun tea, or tea made by solar power, tea drinkers should be aware of some potential health concerns with this method.
by William I. Lengeman III

Mint iced tea

on Thursday, October 18, 2012

When you need really fresh iced tea I suggest you mint iced tea. Mint is good known herb to all and you can get them in almost every vegetables shop. So get some fresh mint and try this mint iced tea recipe!

Mint iced tea tea ingredients (2 serving):
- 2-3 tea bags of black/green tea (or 2-3 tea spoons of loose black/green tea)
- 1 cup of fresh mint leaves
- 500ml of water
- 5-10 ice cubes
- 2-4 tea spoons of cane sugar
- lemon or lemon juice
Mint ice tea

Brew tea for 2-4 minutes in 500ml of hot water. Remove the tea bags or grounds if you use loose tea. Mix brew with cane sugar, and let it chill. Add to brew thick chopped mint leaves and put it to fridge for 3-4 hours and don't forget to cover the jug. After 3-4 hours remove mint leaves from your mint iced tea.  (OPTIONAL: add some sliced lemon or lemon juice.) Serve with ice cubes to keep it cool.

Bon appetite!

Long beach iced tea

on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Today i want to present you curiosity named long beach iced tea. Precisely this drink DON'T contain tea but it have color of iced tea. ;) 

Long beach iced tea ingredients (1 serving):
- 20ml of vodka
- 20ml of Triple Sec
- 20ml of rum
- 20ml of gin
- 20ml of tequilla
- 20ml of fresh lemon juice
- 100ml of coke or sprite
- a few ice cubes
long beach iced tea

For decoration dip the rim of a glass in lemon juice and then in white/brown/color sugar. Mix all alcohol and lemon juice in shaker. Put the ice cubes into a glass and pour mix from shaker (try not to spoil the decoration). Fill it with cola/sprite and put slice of lemon. If all went well your long beach iced tea drink have color which indicates its name. :D

Bon appetite!

Raspberry iced tea

on Friday, October 5, 2012

I like raspberry very much. I have some raspberry bushes in the backyard. Some are early and other late so I can eat them throughout all summer and begining of autumn. Yummmmy!

Here i give you my favorite raspberry iced tea recipes. I always use my own raspberry for it.

Raspberry iced tea ingredients (4 servings):
- 4-5 tea bags of black tea (or 4-5 tea spoons of loose black tea) assam would be perfect becouse of strong taste.
- 150-200ml raspberry juice
- 800ml of water
- fresh raspberries (about 5-8 for one cup)
- 10-15 ice cubes
- 2-5 tea spoons of cane sugar
- mint leaves

iced tea raspberry
Brew tea for 2-4 minutes in 800ml of boiling water. Remove the tea bags or grounds if you use loose tea. Mix cane sugar, raspberry juice (optional mint leaves), chill and add to tea brew. Put in the fridge for 1 hour. Serve with fresh raspberries and ice cubes to keep it cool.
Bon appetite!