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Monday, June 1, 2009

Iced Tea


Come hot-summer Sunday afternoon and the heart cries out for something dizzyingly chilled!
And so this Sunday, it was the turn of my favourite ICED TEA!!!

Lazing around, swinging on my backyard swing and sipping the Iced Tea, I let the tangy, chilled taste take over and soothe my senses ....

Ingredients : what I used to make 5 tall glasses of Iced Tea
*Water - 5 1/2 glasses of water
*Darjeeling Tea - 5 tsp
*Sugar - 5 tsp
*Black salt - 1 tsp
*Lemon - 4 for juices and 2 sliced for dunking into the tea and for garnishing at the glass rim
*Mint Leaves - 10-12
*Ice Cubes - as many as you want

Procedure :
Normal Black Tea is to be made as follows :
1. Boil the water.
2. In a teapot or vessel(if you dont have such a large teapot), take 5 tsp of tealeaves and pour the boiling water on the leaves. Cover and let it brew for 2-3 minutes or till the leaves sink to the bottom. Do not brew for too long, as the tea will become bitter.
3.Use a strainer to pour the brewed tea into a jug or another container. The tea should be golden brown in colour.
4. Now add sugar, rocksalt(optional), lemon juice.
5.Refrigerate (in the freezer) for 1/2 hour. Add the mint leaves, lemon slices and keep in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
6.Take tall glasses to which drop some ice cubes and pour the chilled tea.

Aaahhh Bliss!!!

13 comments:

HR said...

Wah!... Now it's turn for cold coffee...

Sharmila said...

Lovely looking thirst quencher Sharmistha! :-)

Rush said...

perfect for a summer eve'..i didnt try the palak yesterday, but this..oh yea!! fosure!!

nsiyer said...

Wow! any restaurant I visit, would order for this. Now I buy readymade and make at home. I also a fan of green tea.

SGD said...

@HR-ha ha ha!!! May be ...next sunday!

@Sharmila-Thanks....

@Rush - Yes, soothing summer drink!

@NSIyer-I'm a fan of light darjeeling tea, too! And yes, love the multitude of tastes in iced lemon tea...

Creativecook said...

It is such a lovely idea to add the black salt in the iced tea, must try!

Nithya said...

hey super cool drink.. :)Here for the first time.. Nice blog on the whole. And like ur photography too. Keep it going. :)

Neha said...

Hi, you have such a nice blog with amazing snaps, n specially i like ur header n its tag line..

Pavithra said...

First time here u have nice blog .. and gr8 clicks.. love the above paneer dish and this refreshing drink.. browsed thru ur recipes so interesting will be visiting often.. keep rocking

SGD said...

@Pavithra-Thanks so much....welcome to my blog! Hope to see you often!

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Taste Junction said...

First time here & this looks so refreshing!! Do check out my space to, whenever u get time!

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SGD said...

@Taste Junction - Yes, Iced tea is really refreshing! Thanks for stopping by..