Friday, 12 July 2013

Lemon Iced Tea - Refreshing Summer Drink

On a hot summer day, while hanging out at home with my dad and my little one I suddenly felt inspired. Yes yes, we do get hot summer days here in England. It may not be as hot as it gets in most parts of India or even US. But with weather for most part of the year under 20 C, most houses here do not have an A/C or even a fan. So when then the temperature touches 28-30 C (happens for a week in the whole year), we just open our windows and sit down and sip some Refreshing Iced Tea!

Ingredients (Makes 6 glasses)

Tea Bags 2
Water 6 cups
Sugar 6 tbsp
Lemon Juice 2 tbsp (or just slices of 1 lemon)
Ice Cubes to serve

Method of Preparation

1. Heat 1/2 cup (max 1 cup) of water in a pan. When it comes to a boil, switch off and add tea bags to it.

2. Let it sit for about 5 min. Check after a minute or 2. If you keep for long, it will be very strong and bitter.

3. Mix in the rest of the water and sugar. Let it cool.

4. Add the lemon juice and refrigerate. If you are not going to drink for atleast 30 min, just adding slices of lemon would do. It will impart a nice lemony taste to the tea. Do not forget to fish out the slices after a little while.

5. Fill tall glasses with ice. Pour Iced Tea over the Ice.