Reposting Iced Tea

With the summer heat soaring we are consuming more and more of chilled beverages. Most often Kid no 2 asks me for Iced Tea. I serve the same Lime Tea only to suit her tastes it is called Iced tea.

I avoid the packaged iced tea as always. Why should I pay so much for something that can be made easily at home? Not only do I monitor what goes in the beverage it’s easy on the pocket.  


Ingredients:
1 litre water
2 cups sugar
3 lemons
4-5 springs of Pudina/mint
½ tsp green tea



Method:

1.    In a vessel add the water, sugar, and green tea.
2.    Bring to a boil. Switch off the gas and add the pudina/mint leaves if using.
3.    Let the leaves steep in the water till it cools down.
4.    Strain and add the lime juice.
5.    Adjust the sugar.
6.    Chill. Serve in tall glasses iced.

Here I have made ice cubes using slices of strawberries and grapes in the water. Pretty are they not?
P.S.    

v You can substitute lemon grass leaves, sugar with honey.
v As kid needs a lot of sugar I use sugar syrup as it is easier to mix. You can also add honey.
v Green tea can be substituted with ordinary tea only reduce the leaves, say 1 pinch.

As my brother says”EEnjoy!”



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11 thoughts on “Reposting Iced Tea

  1. Akila April 17, 2012 at 5:07 am Reply

    Simply refreshing

  2. Prathibha April 17, 2012 at 6:24 am Reply

    nice n refreshing drink for summer..

  3. Lavanya T R April 17, 2012 at 7:00 am Reply

    Looks really goodhttp://lavanyasrecipes.blogspot.com/

  4. Chandrani April 17, 2012 at 8:06 am Reply

    Very refreshing tea. Perfect for summer…Cuisine Delights My Monthly Event – Spotlight : "Healthy Breakfast Ideas".

  5. Hamaree Rasoi April 17, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply

    really I also feel if a simple drink can make me fresh at home then y pay for packed drinks. Cool green teaDeepa Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Mythreyi April 17, 2012 at 11:01 am Reply

    I always love your drink ideas, Archana… Love those tall glasses and nice presentation.For GaramMasala, you can use 1-inch long cinnamon sticks.-MythreyiYum! Yum! Yum!

  7. SM April 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm Reply

    ice teathanks for sharingcool and refreshing post

  8. the mad April 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm Reply

    Thanks all.

  9. Julie April 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm Reply
  10. Sensible Vegetarian April 18, 2012 at 12:46 am Reply

    Looks so tempting and delicious. Can't see you Chocolate Souffle post.

  11. Jay April 19, 2012 at 1:31 am Reply

    yummm yummm..! absolutely refreshingTasty Appetite

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