Americans love iced tea - 80 % of this beverage in America is served chilled rather than hot! Perhaps that's because ice tea was first served at the St. Louis, Missouri Exposition in 1904 when a British merchant, Richard Blechynden, tried to sell his hot brew on a very hot day, without success. He tried adding ice and it became an instant hit - now isn't that cool?
Start with this basic recipe, then experiment with the additional ingredients for flavored recipes.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Remove kettle and pour over leaves. Steep for about five minutes. Strain leaves or remove bags. Add 2 cups of cold water. Serve over ice. Yields One Quart
*Option for Sweetened
Add sugar to the 2 cups of cold water and stir to dissolve. Chill until ready to combine with the hot water and tea.
Bring 2 cups of water just short of a boil. Remove kettle and pour over bags. Steep for about five minutes. Remove bags. Add 2 cups of cold water. Stir in simple syrup
* Optional: Squeeze orange and lime wedges into your brew and drop in wedges. Garnish with fresh raspberries. Serve over ice.
Almilla Iced Infusion
Submitted by Robert - San Angelo, TX, USA
If you like a vanilla and almond infusion, then you'll love this simple recipe combining the two flavors with your favorite green or oolong tisane.
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