In Summer, there is nothing I like to drink more than a big glass of iced tea. I love to make it with iced tea teabags, as the stuff you get in bottles has so much sugar, but while we Brits are massive tea drinkers we did not really ever jump onto the iced tea bandwagon, so they can be very hard to come by. When I am in France I like to stock up on Twinings Peach Iced Tea teabags for cold water (so much better than the Lipton flavours you can also get in French supermarkets). However, when my stock starts to get a little low I make up and refrigerate jugs full of an iced tea recipe I invented a few years ago from regular Twinings teabags.
It is really simple to make and you can make it to whatever your tastes or whatever tea you have laying around. Basically, you need to allow one tea bag per glass you can fit into your jug, pour over hot water as if you were making tea, allow to cool, refrigerate, and fish out the teabags just before serving. The reason this is so much better than just drinking cold tea, is you can mix up different flavours with different bag combinations. However, I think lots together taste delicious. I tend to go for green tea, white tea and fruit tea together (it creates a lighter flavour than if you put Earl Grey in, though that also works too). At the moment, Green Tea with Jasmine, White Tea with Pomegranate and Blueberry and Apple Tea.
Drinking it like that straight is brilliant for every day, but if you're looking to put together a Summer style afternoon tea for some friends, your iced tea will look fantastic (and have some extra flavour too) if you serve it in a tall glass jug with some fresh torn mint leaves, thinly sliced fresh strawberry and a handful of ice cubes.
Who here is a fan of iced tea? If you try this out, let me know how you get on and what combination you tried!
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