My new thing… iced teas

I have been making a variety of infused Iced Teas since my recent lunch with HE The Ambassador of Tunisia at her official residence.

20140610-072743.jpg

I have even made Iced Green Tea with pine nuts last weekend, certainly an influence of Tunisia.

20140612-080223.jpg

And I loved Bobby Flay’s to celebrate Iced Tea Day this week.

My favorite one so far has been the Raspberry Iced Infusion with Cranberry and to make it you will need:

5 cups brewed Raspberry infusion bags
5 cups low sugar Cranberry Juice
Orange slices to garnish
And i also used mint leaves, special ones ! chocolate flavored mint leaves (Mentha piperita) which is a hybrid of water mint (Mentha aquatica) and spearmint (Mentha spicata). Just amazing and I cannot wait to start using it to decorate my cakes and pastries..

Mix the raspberry tea and cranberry juice
Serve over ice and garnish with orange slices and mint

i find them resfreshing, much nicer than carbonated drinks and i featured them a few times in the Press this week.

20140612-073006.jpg

20140610-072638.jpg

20 responses to “My new thing… iced teas”

  1. This is such a great idea, I have a cupboard full of fruit tea bags, and now I have loves of uses for them – thanks! It’s a rare warm and sunny day in London today and I can’t think of anything nicer than a glass of iced tea.

    1. Thank you Poppy, I love sunny days in London. i did not think I was a fan of iced tea until my recent trials ! Have a lovely day !

  2. Great post for summer! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. Glad you like it. Have a wonderful day !

  3. My favorite drink during the summer – made with fruit flavored teas and no sugar.

    1. Yes its my favorite too now Jovina, have a great day !

  4. They all look delightful, Lea – if only it wasn’t winter Downunder. [grin] Yer can’t win, eh ? 😉

    1. The summer will come again 🙂 good weekend Margaret Rose !

  5. Sending this post to my sister. Thanks 🙂

    1. So glad you liked it. have a great weekend !

  6. Iced tea is definitely my thing too!

    1. Yes you can taste the goodness, a clean delicious drink! Have a good weekeend !

  7. My favorite drink for the past 5 years I guess you can say I am addicted to iced tea especially when infused with fruits Yummy!!! I hope you’re ready for a great summer 🙂 ciao

    1. For me its a very recent addition to my favorites and now love them. Thank you and i hope you have a great summer too…

  8. Lea, I love Ice Tea for me it is second only to coffee.. 🙂 I am looking forward to trying the Raspberry, Cranberry yet I do lean towards the Green Tea with the pine-nuts sounds interesting do you add the pine nuts during the steeping process?

    1. Hi Joe, yes i am also now completed converted to delcious fruit teas but like you irrestable coffee is always a first . I wrote about the tea amd pine nuts a few weeks ago http://goodfoodeveryday.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/tunisian-tea-hot-cross-buns-and-the-prime-minister-tweets/ and i usually pit them in before serving. They always float at the top. The earthiness of the pine nuts with the clean taste of tea is something I love. Have a lovely week !

  9. […] My new thing… iced teas […]

  10. […] My new thing… iced teas […]

  11. […] My new thing… iced teas […]

    1. Thank you for referring to my iced tea recipe !

%d bloggers like this: