Monday, August 10, 2009

Cool Ice Teas

It sounds like it's going to be a hot one here in New are a few of my favorite Ice Tea recipes to help you cool off!Photo fro

Hibiscus Mint Iced Tea from Martha Stewart

4 hibiscus tea bags - these tea bags are hard to find so feel free to substitute with Tazo Passion tea found at Starbucks and most grocery stores
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
4 cups boiling water
2 cups apple juice
2 cups cold water
Ice cubes, for serving
Mint sprigs (optional)

In a large heatproof pitcher, combine 4 hibiscus tea bags, 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, and 4 cups boiling water; steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags and mint. Add 2 cups each apple juice and cold water; refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice with sprigs of mint, if desired.

Pomegranate Lime Ice Tea from Real Simple

8 cups boiling water
8 tea bags
2 cups pomegranate juice
3 limes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar

1Pour 8 cups of boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add 8 tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes.
2Remove and discard the bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Stir in the pomegranate juice, limes, and sugar. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve over ice.

Gina's Sweet Tea from the Food Network

8 ounces cold water
6 tea bags
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup freshly chopped mint leaves
Ice cubes

In a pot, boil the water with the tea bags. Once liquid has boiled, remove the pot from heat. Remove tea bags after desired bold/mild flavor.
In a small saucepan, add water, sugar and mint and place over medium heat. Bring liquid to a boil then remove from the heat. Allow the syrup mixture to cool. Pour syrup into tea and mix together well. Serve tea over a glass of ice.


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