ALL ABOUT ICED TEA:
Why I love iced tea, and you should too:
It’s a refreshing, refrigerated beverage great for anytime of year, especially the sunnier months.
- I love to brew a pitcher and keep it in the refrigerator in the summer as a cold low sugar beverage to enjoy anytime of day.
-It’s a great beverage to share with guests.
-You can make so many different varities!
Tips for brewing tasty Iced tea:
-Use a flavorful tea, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Some of the best iced tea I’ve had was made from generic black tea you can get anywhere, it was just brewed properly.
-Basil, mint, lemongrass, lavender and citrus peel all make a great addition to your iced tea.
-Don’t over steep the tea in hot water, it will make it bitter
-For a less pungent flavor try brewing your iced tea in cold water over night
Cold brewed iced tea has less catechins and tannins and is lower in caffeine and higher in vitamin C.
Delicious Cold Brewed Refrigerator Iced Tea Recipe
-1/2 cup Loose tea leaves (English breakfast or Earl Grey)
-½ bushel of Shredded mint
-Peel of 1 whole lemon
-2 tablespoons of monk fruit sweetener (optional for sweetness)
-8 cups of cold water
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher or jar and stir well. Make sure all the ingredients are stirred well and integrated into the water. Cover and put into the refrigerator overnight or for at least 12 hours.
-Strain all the solids through a mesh strainer or sieve, store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Serve with mint sprig or lemon wedge.