Recipes in the ‘iced tea’ Category

Jasmine Tea Infused w/ Ginger, Lemon Grass and Mint

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

2 qts. cold water
1 tbs. jasmine tea
1 tbs. green tea
½ cup fresh, peeled, roughly chopped ginger
2 stalks lemon grass, peeled and roughly chopped
12 sprigs fresh mint, roughly broken apart by hand
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Lemon or lime slices, for garnish (optional)
Candied ginger, for garnish (optional)

  1. In pot with lid, bring water to boil over high heat. Immediately after it begins to boil, add jasmine tea, green tea, ginger, lemon grass and mint.
  2. Remove from heat and stir briefly. Add sugar and stir until granules dissolve. Allow to steep 10 to 15 min.
  3. Pour solution through a fine-mes-sieve. Bring to room temp. before storing in reefer. Chill until cold.
  4. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with lemon or lime slices, and candied ginger, if desired.

Pomegranate San-Tea-A

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

1 qt. brewed, sweetened black tea
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 lemon, sliced into rings
1 lime, sliced into rings
1 orange, sliced into rings
1 apple, sliced into strips

  1. Mix tea, juice and lemon, lime, orange and apple slices ina  3-qt. pitcher, stirring well.
  2. Chill until very cold and serve.

Thai Iced Tea

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

6 cups water
1 cup Thai tea (cha Thai)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 to 1½ cups evaporated milk

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the tea and remove pan from the heat. This tea tends to float to the top, so stir it gently until the leaves are submerged. Steep for about 5 min. the liquid should turn a bright orange-brown and have a strong taste, with no hint of bitterness.
  2. Pour the brew over a coffee filter or a fine-mesh strainer into a large pitcher. Add the sugar to the tea and stir to dissolve. Cool to room temperature, cover, and refrigerate until ready to drink.
  3. Fill tall glasses with ice. Add enough tea to fill the glasses about ¾ full. Then float 3 to 4 tbs. of evaporated milk over the ice. Serve with iced tea spoons.