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Published October 13th 2011
As I've mentioned in previous articles, the flavours of ice tea are endless. In my experience I've found that Cranberry, Raspberry and Strawberry has been a hit favourite amongst family and friends. The sweet and fruity flavours make the tea a nice bright red colour which smells as good as you'd think it would.
It's perfect on a hot summers day outside trying to get a tan, or a late night BBQ near the beach.
Ingredients: 1. Lipton Cranberry, Raspberry & Strawberry tea bags x 3 (If you would like a weaker taste then only use 2, but I think 3 would be best. The more flavour the better.) 2. 2-3 cups of water. The amount of water will depend on the size of your jug. 3. Sugar or honey (according to taste).
Method: 1. Boil your water.
2. Find a decent sized jug that'll fit the amount of ice-tea you plan on making. Add your tea bags and boiling water.
3. The longer you leave the tea bags brewing in the water, the stronger the flavour will be. As you can see in the photo the darker the tea goes the stronger the flavour. I like to take them out at the very end.
4. If you are going to be adding any sugar or honey do it while the water is still hot. If you try to add it while it's cold it will not dissolve.
5. If you don't want to wait to drink your tea you can add ice in a serving glass and enjoy it like that. I personally like letting it cool in the fridge because sometimes the ice melts and makes the tea watery. If you know you're having guests over, it's probably best to make this the night before or early in the morning. If you want to get creative you could also add a few strawberries or a lemon wedge on the side of your glass.