We’ve been basking in London’s heatwave. Most nights I’ve been making very lightly sweetened ice tea.
It’s easy to make cold tea. But hard to make it taste nice. It’s got to be really strong. That’s the trick.
If I’m making three or four glasses I’ll use 6 tea bags, and a couple of table spoons of sugar in a cup. Fill it with boiling water and let it stew for a few minutes.
Fill a jug (or a couple of glasses) with ice. You can add lemon, mint. I’ve been putting in a bit of Amaretto. Because, well, alcoholism. And it kind of ends up tasting like Dr Pepper.
Pour the hot tea over the ice and let it sit for another few minutes. The longer you leave it the weaker it will taste as the ice melts and dilutes the tea.
Salut! Here’s hoping this heat lasts for another few months. Again, the key is really strong tea over lots of ice. Otherwise you just end up with a drink that doesn’t really taste of anything. Nothing worse than cold tea.