Iced green tea with green tea ice cubes.
Photo by Tomo Jesenicnikc | IST.
It’s National Iced Tea Month, so we‘re repeating one of our favorite tips for iced tea lovers:
Make your ice cubes from the same tea.
This way, you can keep your iced tea ice-cold without diluting it. It’s a more elegant solution than brewing the tea extra-strong, anticipating that it will be diluted by regular ice cubes.
You can also use the tea ice cubes in lemonade, creating an “Arnold Palmer” effect; or use them to add a different flavor nuance to any cold drink, including cocktails.
And it’s a great use for leftover tea.
HOW TO MAKE ICED TEA ICE CUBES
While it sounds like a no-brainer, here’s the recipe:
1. BOIL the water and pour over tea in a heat-resistant pitcher. Allow to infuse for the variety’s recommended steeping time.
2. REMOVE tea bags or loose tea; allow tea to cool to room temperature. Pour tea into ice cube trays and place in freezer.
3. KEEP ice cubes in the tray or remove to a freezer bag or other container so you can freeze more ice cubes. Make black, green and herbal tea ice cubes, depending on what you typically drink.
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