iced tea

When I first landed in the US I was very disdainful of iced tea; tea should be hot, and milky, and served at 4pm.

But around the time that I discovered North American summers, I discovered the joys of drinking your tea cold.

Here’s how I make my “special” iced tea:
I take a quart jar and throw in 8 black tea bags, and 6 peppermint tea bags. I fill it about 3/4 full with boiling water and let it sit a while – usually until I wander back into the kitchen and remember that it’s time to scoop out the bags, which I do with a slotted spoon. Then I throw in as many ice cubes as will fit, swirl with the spoon, and I’m good to go.

Put a lot of ice in the glass, this guy’s strong.

5 Responses to “iced tea”

  1. thenextstopwillbe Says:

    BEST… TEA… EVER!!!

  2. jude Says:

    gotta try the peppermint part sounds great. does the cat like it too?

  3. Ellen Says:

    Sounds fantastic, makes me thirty just thinking of it! Plus I love the picture…

  4. boodely Says:

    The cat likes to be wherever I am, preferably in the way. I’m not sure how he feels about the tea, maybe if I made it with catmint?

  5. Ryan Says:

    Wow. That does sound strong. I’ve been putting fresh mint leaves in my sun tea and letting them steep overnight.

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