Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Home-made iced tea.

Frizzy drinks aren't exactly healthy, but I like to have something other than water at least once a day. To have a better option I've been making my own iced tea lately. It's a great refreshment after going for a jog, and less-sugar laden than soft drinks are. Here's how I make mine.

Whilst the kettle is heating I pick my tea. I use tea that doesn't taste bitter if it's brewed for a longer time. So I like to use rose-ship variations, fruit teas and camomile rather than black or green tea.
I make sure to switch the kettle off right before the water starts boiling. I pour about a litre of water in a jug and brew two bags of tea for 15-20 minutes. Then I transfer this to a bottle and add a tablespoon of honey. When this has cooled down to room temperature I like to mix some lemon juice in before putting it in the fridge.
One time I also added the juice of one orange. It looked a bit odd with all the pulp floating about, but it tasted nice! Then all you have to do is wait for the tea to cool down in the fridge.