Monday, June 27, 2011

Southern Iced Tea

When it rains in Mumbai its heavenly - garam chai and onion bhaji time. But the very next day it is humid and stiflingly hot. On such muggy afternoons this glass of iced tea comes to the rescue. It is sweet with a little caffeine and refreshing... Interestingly I always have iced tea with Chinese food... it perfectly balances the heat of the chili paneer for me. The cream horn in the pic is from one of my favorite Mumbai bakeries - Merwans in Andheri. I lay blame for all my extra kilos (a lot of extra kilos) on their fabulously and freshly baked pastries, eclairs and tarts. I still think they have the best lemon tarts EVER. But I digress. The strength of the tea depends on you and so does the sugar. Adjust to taste. And southern iced teas dont have any fancy lemon, peach or ginseng in them - that's what the Yankees add to it :)

So without much ado...

Ingredients:

2 cups water
2 teaspoons black tea
1 tablespoon sugar (I bleed syrup)
Ice

Boil the water, add the tea. When it reaches desired strength, remove from heat and drain. Add the sugar. Mix to dissolve. Chill. Add ice and sip.... Ahhh....

Also sending it to Serve it - Chilled an event by Denny

20 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

refreshing drink looks wonderful

Mina Joshi said...

Never tried Iced tea but will certainly have a go as it's too hot here too and this looks like a perfect treat.

aipi said...

Absolutely love it ~ I soooo want to grab that glass right now and drink it up :)
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Archana said...

ahh give me this tea a romantic novel and a chair in the balcony.

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. looks so refreshing and inviting.. !!
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

That is indeed a lot of sugar :)

Vardhini said...

Looks so refreshing .. lovely blog.

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divya said...

refreshing drink looks wonderful

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very refreshing drink,loved it...

Prathibha said...

lovely color of d drink..
hey whr do u live in mumbai?

Sushma Mallya said...

Loved ur version of tea..looks wonderful:)

Prathima Rao said...

Hey thr foodie!!! Thx for stopping by my space..And now I came to know of ur awesome space..First time here & I dont know how i could have missed ur blog..Well, better late than never..right?? This is a refreshing tea..!!! Keep rocking dear.. :)
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Priya said...

Thats a refreshing and beautiful iced tea..

Jay said...

this looks very very cool n refreshing..
first time here..lovely space you have..very interesting posts..
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Sobha Shyam said...

simple and a refreshing drink..lovely idea..thanx for stopping at my space :) u have a good collection of recipes..glad to follow u !!

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DD said...

I love tea this looks so tempting, now it's tea time for me..i'm going to make this!!!
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Sarah Naveen said...

Refreshing and yummy!!!

thekitchenaffaire said...

This is best for this scorching summer heat.. Slurpp :D

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so refreshing!

Shuchi said...

Nice one ... Love ice tea :)

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