Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Iced Tea Variation - Green Paradise Iced Tea

I would love you to try this refreshing fruity Green Iced tea recipe.
It is best to make it with our Green Paradise tea so that aroma is significant, but you could also try it with any Green tea you have.
If you haven't tried Iced Green tea before, you will be surprised to find how better green tea tastes with fruity flavors.

* Recipe for 4 glasses *
1. Pour freshly boiled water into empty cups or jar( not a tea pot you are using). Wait water temperature to drop to around 185 F (85 C)in 2 minutes.
2. Add 2 tea spoons of Green Paradise ( or any green tea) into the tea pot
3. Pour the hot water (400CC) in to the pot and steep it for 5-10 minutes.
4. Add 3 tea spoons of sugar
5. Filled the Pyrex with ice cubes up to 2/3, and set the tea strainer on top of it. Pour the hot tea on to the strainer. Once the last drop is poured, immediately remove all the remaining ice cubes from the tea and keep it in the room temperature.
6. Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the tea and float orange slices and mint leaves.

A little technique to make Green Tea tastes better ...
Do not use hot boiling water !If you do, it just over cooks delicate green tea leaves and it discolors the liquid.


Sri Lankan New Year
It has been incredibly hot in Colombo these days. As Sinhala New Year( Sri Lankan New Year) is on the 14th, ( Yes, we celebrate TWO New Years a year), a lot of people have already taken holidays to escape from the steamy city to cooler parts of the island or even abroad.

We also close our tea salon from 14th -18th April and will open again on 19th.

We wish you and your loved ones a Happy " Second " New Year!

♡ Youngest Tea Connoisseur

Yuri and his very first Sweet Berries Iced tea. " I kinda like it "

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