I love iced tea. In fact I love tea in any form. A post solely dedicated to brewing good tea has been long on my mind, and it will come soon.
When Meeta asked us what would one do to beat the heat-my immediate answer was- a tall glass of chilled iced tea. In fact that's the drink I like to have best, when I come home after being outdoors in the harsh afternoon sun. In Mumbai, summers are pretty ruthless. We face the kind of temperatures everyday at which California reports a 100 deaths due to sunstrokes. May be Indians are genetically programmed to bear this kind of sun.
Ginger-Lemon Iced Tea
One ginger-lemon tea bag, 5-6 cubes of ice, 1 Tbsp honey, 1 Tbsp lime juice, pinch of salt, 4-5 mint leaves finely chopped, 1/4 tsp freshly grated ginger
Boil 1/2 cup water. Steep the tea-bag in boiling water for 5 minutes. Take 5-6 ice cubes in a tall glass. Pour in the tea and other ingredients. Mix well.
Some wonderful tea recipes in Darjeeling's Tea board of India website here. From basic brewing tips to exotic stuff like Thai iced tea, tea ice cream and almond tea, there's something to surprise you all.