Saturday, 5 May 2012

Iced Lemon Tea

Singapore is a tropical country whose weather is similar to the Philippines, in the same weird way.  The weather is almost always wet and dry on the same day.  One has to bring his/her own umbrella regardless if it looks sunny outside before you go out of the house, because it might be raining when you get off the bus or get out of the MRT.  You see, the Singapore weather is very erratic.  It changes like every hour, (almost).

It was too hot yesterday morning and drizzly in the afternoon.  Then there was a heavy rain and strong winds last night.  But today, as in now (14:40) and since this morning,  the weather is nice, not warm nor cold, not scorching sunny nor raining.  Outside was cloudy and the temperature is mild.   Ahhh it is a great Saturday for cuddling under the sheets.  This is the day for a real rest!!!

Well, serving a refreshing lemon iced tea is also a good idea, try this recipe that I have perfected.  Of course, anyone can make their own iced tea concoction, but I have been making iced tea using black, green, oolong, and other teas available, and most of the time I can't get them right (my husband wouldn't like, that is)

I found out that the key to a delicious iced tea lies in the proportion of the ingredients and this is what I got from the series of experimentations and taste testing conducted by me and Frederick. The taste, by the way, is based on my husband’s preference.  for me, I want my tea a bit bitter and sour, and not sweet (no sugar / sweetener) which is a weird taste when it comes to others (heheheh)

Try this and you won't go wrong



Black Tea - 2 teabags 
Freshly squeezed lemon juice - 50 ml
Splenda or Equal - 6 to 7 grams
Boiling Water - 300 ml
Ice Water - 700 ml
Ice cubes (optional)


1.  Steep teabags in boiling water.  Follow the direction on the tea's label.
2.  Let it cool down.  Add the sugars after 30 minutes and stir until dissolved
3.  When the tea is completely cooled down, add the lemon juice & the ice water.  Stir. 

Serve as is or with ice cubes.

© Fresha-licious (05May2012)

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