Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Iced Tea Weather

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:


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.

iced Arnold Palmer tea

How about you, do you switch from hot to iced tea during the summer months?


Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Iced tea isn't a drink that pops into the mind here. Though we don't have the same high temperatures as you do, so we can survive on just hot tea. Though I must own up to drinking cold tea quite often, as I forget to drink it when it's hot! The recipe for the ginger iced tea sound lovely though, as I am fond of Twining's lemon and ginger tea.

Marilyn said...

I still have my hot tea in the morning and then switch to iced tea. The recipe sounds good. Soon I will make some iced jasmine oolong with sparkling apple cider.

mylittlecottage said...

nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more blessings

Angela McRae said...

Yes, and I have been consuming vast quantities of iced tea lately!

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