Summery Iced Tea

 

This week has been super muggy and hot here in Toronto. We’ve had a few days that feel like 40C and above with the humidity, not that we’re complaining. Days like these call for ice cold, refreshing drinks to sip on and cool off with. What could be more perfect for a hot, humid day than a cold cup of your favourite tea, iced with lemon?

 

For this iced tea,  we stopped at one of our favourite local tea shops David’s Tea and took turns smelling and sampling until we agreed on this lovely bright and fruity black tea called “Paradise Found”. Subtlety sweet with notes of fresh ripened mango, tart green apple, and refreshing citrus add excitement and something unexpected to this tea. Brew and serve cold over ice with a slice of lemon and this tea will totally hit the spot.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp (per cup of water) of your favourite loose leaf tea (we used David’s Tea “Paradise Found” get it here)
  • for every 2 tsp of tea, you’ll need one cup of water
  • lemon slices (optional)
  • plenty of ice

Directions:

  1. Determine how many cups of tea you’d like to make (we made 8 cups because we were thirsty!)
  2. Measure out the proper amount of tea according to the amount of water
  3. Measure out water and bring to boil
  4. Steep tea using a tea strainer for about 5-7 minutes
  5. Cool in fridge OR if you are in a rush, make the tea a bit stronger and pour over ice to cool it down (keep in mind the ice will melt instantly and water down the tea)
  6. Serve over plenty of ice and a slice of lemon
  7. Enjoy!

 

 

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