Iced tea (or ice tea) is a form of cold tea. Though usually served in a glass with ice, it can also refer to a tea that has been chilled or cooled. It may or may not be sweetened. Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink. It can be mixed with flavored syrup, with common flavors including lemon, raspberry, lime, passion fruit, peach, orange, strawberry, and cherry. While most iced teas get their flavor from tea leaves (Camellia sinensis), herbal teas are also sometimes served cold and referred to as iced tea. Iced tea is sometimes made by a particularly long steeping of tea leaves at lower temperature (one hour in the sun versus 5 minutes at 180-210 °F / 80-100 °C). Some people call this "sun tea". In addition, sometimes it is also left to stand overnight in the refrigerator.
Chinese iced tea
3 or 5 gram of Chinese green tea or Oolong tea
200-300 ml of spring water
glass canister or tea cup
Step 1: Put loose tea into tea bag
Step 2: brew tea bag with hot water
When the brew has come to room temperature, put ice cubes into tea cup, or put canister into the refrigerator and cool it... and enjoy it
Western iced tea
8 cups spring water
1/2 cup loose tea
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1 cup pure pineapple juice
1 large cinnamon stick
1 stalk lemongrass, smashed open
pineapple wedges, mint, hibiscus flowers, sugar cane sticks, lemongrass stalks (optional, for serving)
1. Bring the water to a full boil in a water kettle. In a heatproof pitcher, brew the black tea for 3-5 minutes, according to the directions on the package of tea. After brewing, remove and discard the tea leaves using the small mesh strainer.
2. While the tea is still hot, add the sugar, smashed lemongrass stalk, and cinnamon stick. Stir everything together, and let this brew sit on the counter until it comes to room temperature.
3. When the brew has come to room temperature, place the mesh strainer over the serving pitcher. Pour the brew through the strainer into the serving pitcher to remove the steeped lemongrass stalk and cinnamon stick, then discard those.
4. Pour the strained tea into glasses filled with ice and garnish each glass with cut pineapple, mint, sugar cane, flowers, and/or straws. Enjoy!
You can choose one of Chinese loose tea to make iced tea
Resource from www.thirstyfortea.com/
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