Since the temperature here has dropped to the nineties (whew), even I’ve been craving some iced tea instead of my usual hot black tea.
Time to grab a book from my tea library and sit down for a tea break.
I chose a tea from Zhena's Gypsy Tea in a ginger mango flavor and it turned out to be a delicious choice (too bad this blend is no longer available). I like the fact that Zhena’s Gypsy tea is organic and fair trade.
Since I enjoy the flavor of ginger very much, I’d like to try the recipe for Green Tea Ginger Sparkler in the “Loving Tea” book by Jane Resnick. This might be a good punch substitute for summer entertaining. It sounds refreshing and quite simple to prepare:
GREEN TEA GINGER SPARKLER
2 cups cold water
2 tablespoons green tea
2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, finely chopped
4 cups ginger ale
Boil water. Brew tea for 5-7 minutes. Strain into covered container. Add ginger, and refrigerate several hours. Strain into pitcher. Add ginger ale and pour over ice to serve.
Makes 4-6 servings.
How about you, do you switch from hot to iced tea during the summer months?