Iced Tea

littleblackhen, Mar 7, 3:36am
Hi,does anyone know if it's possible to make flavoured iced tea like Lipton does.tia

245sam, Mar 7, 3:52am
Sorry littleblackhen, I can't really help you from personal experience.I'm not really a tea drinker however I do enjoy Lipton's Ice Tea and we were fortunate to receive some samples for Nestle Ice Tea which comes in powdered sachet form - in our opinions it is equally as nice and more cost effective than Liptons.:-))

245sam, Mar 7, 3:57am
Here are some recipe that you might like to try - they're from the former Trademe Cooks.

"Morrocan mint tea
1 litre/4 cups hot water, 3 teabags, 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, 2 Tbsp caster sugar, 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves extra, 1 cup ice cubes. Combine the water, teabags, mint and sugar in a med heatproof jug, stand 10 mins, discard teabags, cover and place in fridge until cool. Strain tea mixture, discard leaves, add extra mint and icecubes, serve immediately. Makes 1 litre/4 cups. 42 cals per 250ml.

Lemon iced tea
3 teabags, 3 lemon soother or lemon zinger teabags, 1.5 litres/6 cups boiling water, 1/3 cup/80grms caster sugar, 2 strips of lemon rind, 1 cup ice cubes. Combine the teabags, water, sugar and rind in a large heatproof jug, stir until sugar is dissolved, cool to room temp, strain mixture. Refrigerate until cold, serve with icecubes. (picture shows a tall rounded shaped cocktail glass decorated with sliced lemon on side of glass and straws) Makes 1.5 litres/6 cups. 52 cals per 250 ml serve.

Lemon grass and ginger iced tea
6 lemon grass and ginger teabags, 1 litre/4 cups boiling water, 2 Tbsp grated palm sugar (this is made from the sap of the sugar palm tree, substitute with brown sugar if required), 10cm stick/20g fresh lemon grass chopped finely, 1/2/90g small orange sliced thinly, 1/2 lemon sliced thinly, 1/4 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves torn, 1 cup ice cubes. Place teabags and the water in a large heatproof jug, stand 5 mins, discard teabags, add sugar, lemon grass, orange and lemon to jugm stir to combine, refigerate covered until cold. Stir mint into cold tea serve immediately over icecubes. Makes 1 litre/4 cups. 38 cals per 250ml.

Spiced lemon tea
1 3/4 cups water, 4 cloves, 1 small stick of cinnamon, 2 tea bags, 3 - 4 Tbsp lemon juice, 1 - 2 Tbsp brown sugar, decorate slice of lemon in drink. Put the water, cloves and cinnamon stick into a pan, bring to boil, remove from heat and add teabags, let stand for 5 mins to infuse, then remove teabags, stir in lemon juice and sugar to taste, return pan to heat and warm through gently. Remove pan from heat and strain tea into heatproof glasses. Serves 2.

Iced citrus tea
1 1/4 cups water, 2 tea bags, scant 1/2 cup orange juice, 4 Tbsp lime juice, 1 - 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 8 ice cubes. Decorate rim of glass with granulated sugar, to do this rub rims with a wedge of lime, then dip in sugar, then put slices of orange, lemon or lime on rim. Pour the water into a pan and bring to boil, remove from heat, add teabags, stand for 5 mins, remove teabags, let tea cool to room temp, about 30 mins, transfer to a pitcher, cover with cling wrap chill in fridge for at least 45mins. When tea is chilled pour in the orange juice and lime juice, add sugar to taste, decorate if desired. Serves 2. above 5 all posted by fetish"

245sam, Mar 7, 3:58am
continued from #3

"Cinnamon Tea
Servings:4 Ingredients: 4 c. water 4- 4 inch long cinnamon sticks 2 t. sugar Instructions: In a small saucepan combine the water and the cinnamon. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook about 20 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks from the water . Stir in the sugar. Boil one minute more before serving. Best way to drink: With family and friends.
posted by sam924

Homemade Iced Tea
6 English Breakfast teabags or tea bags of you choice 1.2 litres boiling water 275ml freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled squeezed juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 orange, sliced 1/2 lemon, sliced 2 level tablespoons caster sugar about 12 sprigs of fresh mint plenty of ice • Firstly make up some very strong tea (use a ceramic teapot wherever possible) using the teabags and boiling water. Add the caster sugar and about a third of the mint and then give it a good stir. Leave to infuse for 15 to 20 minutes. • Remove the tea bags and leave the tea until completely cold. Remove the mint sprigs. • Part fill a large jug with ice and pour the cold tea into it. Now top up with the freshly squeezed orange juice, the lime juice and another third of the mint sprigs. Finally add the orange and lemon slices and then give it a really good stir. • Serve the iced tea in tall glasses with lots of ice, decorated with a slice of lemon and small sprig of mint.

Lime Mint Iced Tea
simple iced tea, with a twang of lime and hint of mint. It's both sweet and tart at the same time. The lime juice will be much better flavoured if freshly squeezed. INGREDIENTS: • 1 quart water, boiling • 4 tea bags • 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves • 1/4 cup sugar • 1/4 cup lime juice PREPARATION: Mix tea bags, mint and sugar in hot water, and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the tea bags and mint leaves. Chill and add lime juice before serving. Serves 4 I am using ginger and lemon tea bags at the moment , really refreshing.
above 2 posted by pam.delilah

Moroccan Mint Tea
In Morocco the meals are always concluded with this delicious tea. We really enjoyed it once we asked for it not to be sweetened as it was far too swwet for our taste! 1t green tea, 10-15 lumps of sugar, leaves from 1 sprig of fresh mint. Pour tea into pot, add 1 glass of hot water, pour off water. Add the sugar (1-2 tsp is all you need) add 2 C boiling water, simmer 3-4 mins. Remove from heat, place fresh sprig of mint into teapot, stir , rest few mins, serve.
posted by katalin2"

Hope that helps.:-))

nauru, Mar 8, 3:52am
I often use plain T bags or green tae bags to make the tea, add lemon juice, sweeten to taste and chill. Sometimes I add apple juice to the tea then chill.If you can find peach T bags, they make a lovely iced tea too.Add lemon juice and sweeten to taste then chill.We drink a lot of iced tea in the Summer and homemade is much better than shop bought IMO.

cookessentials, Mar 8, 3:54am
You can use the Tleaf Tea fruit teas which are lovely. Sweet assassin is one of my favourites
www.tleaft.co.nz

cookessentials, Mar 8, 3:55am
http://www.tleaft.co.nz/fruit-teas.htmlhere are the selection of fruit teas. They are SO much nicer than tea bags.

elliehen, Mar 8, 5:53am
From one hen to another ;)

I drank lots of iced tea while living for some years in the USA and friends always made their tea of choice in a teapot and poured it straight over ice cubes in glasses.

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