Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sweet Lime Iced Tea


4 TBSP Lime black tea (or your favorite black tea)
1 gallon spring water (I always use spring water)
1 1/2 cup white sugar
4 limes, juice from

1. Heat four cups of water to 175°F. (Steam should be slow and lazy. Do not allow water to boil. Steep tea in the water (alone, in a tea bag, or in a tea ball or other infuser) for 3 minutes 30 seconds. Remove tea from water (strain if necessary)
2. Heat 1 1/2 cups of water to boiling. Dissolve the sugar in the cup of boiling water.
3. Place the remaining water in a gallon pitcher. Add the tea concentrate from step one, the simple syrup from step two and the lime juice.
4. Stir and serve over ice. Garnish with lime, lemons and/or oranges.


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