Friday, September 20, 2013

ICED TEA

Iced tea  is a form of cold tea,usually served in a glass with ice.It may or may not be sweetened.Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink. It can be mixed with flavored syrup,with common flavors including ginger,lemon, peach, raspberry, lime, passion fruit, strawberry and cherry.Iced tea is traditionally served with lemon slice used as a garnish,which is often placed on the rim of the glass.So let's start.....




INGREDIENTS:-

Water-4 cups
Tea bags-4
Grated ginger-1/2 tbsp
Lemon juice-4 tsp
Sugar or honey-5 tbsp (depending on how sweet you like your tea)
Ice cubes as required
Mint leaves-a handful(for garnish)
Lemon slices-2(for garnish)

METHOD:-

1-In a sauce pan,add 4 cups of water,grated ginger and sugar,bring to a boil.
2-Remove from heat.Add tea bags.Allow the tea to steep for 10 minutes.
3-Remove the tea bags,then strained out into a container and Cool to room temperature.
4-Take 2 long glasses,add few mint leaves(Lightly crush),ice cubes and lemon juice in each glass.
5-Then fill with the tea.Add a slice of lemon and serve chilled.
(If you leave the tea bags to seep for more than 10 minutes, the tea will be bitter.
Use herbal tea or Indian tea instead of regular tea bags.)


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