Tue 28 Jul 2009
Hi everyone! I’m Cadistra, the newest author here on the Nourish! team!
Now, I don’t know about where you are, but over here, it’s hot. I mean it’s really, really hot. Living in Mulgore is usually nice and temperate, but we’re in the midst of a wicked heat wave. So, I asked the people with some of the best experience dealing with extreme heat and humidity – the Darkspear Trolls! They were very nice in giving me this recipe for homemade iced tea. It’s easy, low/no-calorie, and best of all, delicious!
Please note that much of this is eyeballing and add-to-taste.
Broken Isles Iced Tea
- 5-6 cups water
- 2 teabags of black tea (I used Red Rose, but any Orange Pekoe will do)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 4 packets of either Splenda, Stevia OR 2 tablespoons sugar*
- 1 whole lemon (optional; for garnish)
1.) In a medium saucepan, boil the water with the two bags of tea. Once the water boils, remove from heat and let cool and steep.
Protip: Want your tea to cool faster? Fill your sink with a couple of inches of cold water. Place the saucepan inside (obviously, don’t have so much water that it spills in) and there you go!
2.) Steep for at least 10 minutes. Once the tea has sufficiently cooled, add your choice of sweetener and lemon juice. Add the mixture to a juice jug, and top the jug off with water. Test your tea, and add lemon juice and/or sweetener to your own personal taste. Slice off a thick piece of your lemon, and keep one of the teabags, and keep it in your juice jug. Refrigerate.
3) Serve over ice with a lemon slice for garnish. Enjoy!
*To keep this guilt-free, I’ve suggested using the no-calorie (and no-aspartame) sweeteners like Splenda and Stevia. Both sweeteners are from plant extracts, so they are harmless, with no chemicals, and are ideal for diabetics and/or calorie-reduced diets.