Beat the heat-Monthly mingle

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.

Drink chilled.

Check out:

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.

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TriFeist said...

I don't know about the indian thing. Surely, Indian's know about heat. I'm from Florida and we survive similar heat index values over the summer, when compared to california. The iced tea recipe is fantastic! Thanks.

Nandita said...

nice that you liked it trifeist!

Meeta said...

Looks great Nandita. I get a kick out of the Europeans buckle at temperatures that i find quite OK! Must be the fact that I lived most of my life in Qatar and Dubai, where temps in above 40's°C were very normal in the summer months!

thanx for sending this to the Monthly Mingle!

Puspha said...

Mmmm....... refreshing.

Paz said...

This is great!


Reeta Skeeter said...

"Indians are genetically programmed to bear this kind of sun"...........true... sooooo very true

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