At this time of year, there’s nothing like a cold glass of iced tea to make your day just a little bit better. It’s almost summer, and though for some that may mean time off, for others it only means working in the heat.
Just because you don’t get a lot of time off, though, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the season for what it has to offer. Iced tea is a cooling beverage that’s bound to put you in the summer spirit, and besides that, it’s delicious.
Personally, I believe in getting creative when making things like iced tea, but I know that’s not for everyone, so I’m happy to share my tips.
Sweet lime iced tea is a big hit this time of year. It just sounds like something you’d want to drink when it’s hot out, doesn’t it? It’s really easy to make, too, even for someone who doesn’t really know their way around a kitchen.
For every gallon of tea you want to make, you’ll need to add about four juiced limes and a cup and a half of sugar. I would encourage flexibility on the limes-if you want a strong lime taste, go with more; if not, go with less.
One classic in my family is iced tea with cranberry-a lot of people think that’s strange, and I’ll admit that it tends to take on an odd color, but it’s delicious. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for something a little different, but still classic.
Stir a can of cranberry juice and a cup of sugar into a gallon of tea. You’ll probably want to use a tea that’s a little on the strong side for this recipe-I recommend using no less than ten teabags, and probably more. It’s very easy for the taste of cranberry to become overpowering.
Lastly, lemon tea is another classic without which this article would be incomplete. You should use about half a cup of lemon juice, though once again, cater to your own personal tastes. This tea is particularly good when made with orange tea, but that doesn’t work for everyone.
Enjoy the summer!