Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lemon iced tea

With summers just round the corner I thought of sharing some refreshing coolers with you all.  First in the series is Lemon Iced Tea .
Iced tea has caught up everyone's fancy in last few years. To get a real good glass of iced tea is very difficult but believe me making it at home is no rocket science. 
My preparation below gives three glasses

Ingredients : 
Water                  3 1/2 cups
Sugar                   5 tbsp+1tsp
Tea bags              3
Mint leaves          a handful
Lemon juice         6 tsp
Lemon slices        3 for garnish
Ginger paste         1/2 tsp
Method :
  1. Bring the water to boil and switch off the gas.
  2. Add sugar and tea bags. Brew for five min.
  3. Remove tea bags.
  4. Arrange a mint leaf in each cube of ice tray.
  5. Fill it up with brewed tea. Stash it in the freezer.
  6. Put a few mint leaves in the remaining tea and keep it in the fridge to chill.
To serve :
  1. Take 3 glasses. Put  7 - 8  prepared  cubes in each glass.
  2. Take the cold tea from the fridge, add  6 tsp lemon juice to it and  pour it over the ice cubes in the glass.Taste and adjust lemon juice
  3. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon slice.
  4. Serve immediately.
Note: part of brewed tea is frozen as cubes coz if plain ice cubes are used to chill the tea , the tea gets diluted. These tea ice cubes maintain the flavour of iced tea till the last sip.