One of my favourite treats in summertime at the cottage was stirring in WAY too many iced tea crystals into a glass of water and then using a spoon to crunch through the sludge I had created. Having moved from the land-of-easily-accessible-drink-crystals to the Land Down Under, I’d been buying my iced tea premade. This was stupidly expensive and I resented it. So I learned how to make it and it is beyond easy!
I found this delicious recipe from “Cooking for Engineers” and can be found here: http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/121/Lemon-Iced-Tea
2 quarts (8 cups) of water
2 tea bags (black tea)
3/4 cup (150 g) white sugar
2 ounces (60 ml) lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
Big Saucepan with lid
Bottle for putting the iced tea in afterwards
Measuring cups and spoons
Step 1: Bring your water to a boil
Step 2: Remove your pan from heat and add the tea bags (if you’ve got nice long strings, you can put them under the lid making for easy removal). Cover with the lid and leave to steep for at least an hour. It may seem like a long time, but it really works well!
Step 3: Remove tea bags and stir in sugar and lemon juice until the sugar is fully dissolved.
Step 4: Add ice cubes or cold water to make up for what has been lost to steam. I usually add about a cup of cold water back in.
Step 5: Pour into your bottles or jug and pop in the fridge for about 4 hours to let it cool completely.
Step 6: Drink and enjoy!
Congratulations you’ve made iced tea!