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Summertime is Iced Tea Time!
And we think our Iced Tea is
The Best Tea In The World™
Nothing beats iced tea for pure liquid refreshment on a hot summer day. And nothing beats the exquisite taste, color and aroma of pure, high mountain-grown tea from The Original Ceylon Tea Company.
Making Great Iced Tea
Here are some basic guidelines for brewing great iced tea. Remember to make your iced tea stronger than normal hot tea, to compensate for serving over ice.
Hot Brewed . For each quart, place 4 to 5 teabags in a pitcher. Bring 2 cups of cold tap or filtered water nearly to a boil (180-200 degrees). Pour the hot water directly over the teabags and steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove teabags and add 2 more cups of cold water. Serve over ice.
Sun Tea . Fill a container with 4 cups of cold tap or filtered water. Place 6 teabags inside and cover. Place in direct sunlight for 2 to 4 hours (or longer, depending on desired strength). Remove bags and serve over ice.
Cold Brewed. Put 4 cups of cold tap or filtered water in your container. Place 6 teabags inside and cover. Place in the refrigerator for 8 hours (or longer, depending on desired strength). Remove bags and serve over ice.
Don’t Let Cloudy Iced Tea Get You Down
First, cloudiness won't hurt you and it doesn't affect the taste of great iced tea, only the appearance. If you brew your tea with hot water, be sure to let it cool to room temperature before adding ice. Cooling too fast causes the tannins in tea to settle out. If your tea turns out cloudy, just try adding a little bit of boiling water or a lemon juice.
Iced Tea for the Summer Sports Minded
Quench your thirst and satisfy your body as you enjoy your outdoor activities on these hot summer days. This recipe incorporates the nutrients and electrolytes of a popular sports drink mix with the healthful antioxidants of 100% pure, high mountain-grown tea from Ceylon. Play hard, drink healthy, enjoy!
- 6-8 2g bags of The Original Ceylon Tea Company’s Green Tea w/Refreshing Lemon Flavor
- 2 scoops Gatorade® Lemon-Lime Sports powder mix
- 6-qt Filtered or spring water
- Covered glass container
Fill container with filtered or spring water. Put 6-8 Green Tea w/Lemon teabags in water, cover and place in sun for 1 hour.
Add 2 scoops Gatorade lemon lime powder drink mix and stir thoroughly for a delicious and healthy summer refresher filled with sodium and potassium. Perfect for long bike rides or your favorite activity or workout in the heat.
This recipe works well with The Original Ceylon Tea Company’s Green Tea w/Raspberry or Jasmine, too. Or for an exotic twist, try 1001 Nights or Black Tea with Natural Raspberry flavoring with the fruit punch or red flavored mix.
Each 8 oz glass contains: Calories 18.2; Fat Calories 0; Saturated Fat 0; Protein 0; Carbohydrates 4.76g; Fiber 0; Sugar 4.48g. (Carbohydrates and Sugar come from sports drink mix.)
Gay Riley is a Registered Dietician, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and the author of The Pocket Personal Trainer, a pocket-sized book of information on exercise and nutrition.
She also serves as senior consulting dietitian for Apex Fitness Group, Inc. which includes Apex Fitness, Inc. She is on the advisory board for the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
Gay Riley, MS, RD, CCN
Hot Spiced Apple Tea
In a tea pot, place a slice of orange, and lemon. Place as
many tea bags in the pot as you normally would for the size
of your pot. Pour hot, steaming water in a let steep for
3 to 5 minutes. Pour in tall cups with a cinnamon stick.
A nice alternative to sweet apple cider. Try adding Rum
or Brandy for a real grown up treat.
On the Rocks??
Brew double strength flavored tea (Mango works especially nice)
and freeze into ice cubes. Use these wonderful "flavor cubes"
with vodka or your favorite liquor for a special "on the
Make any flavored tea. Freeze into shapes with sticks. A special
Chocolate Mint Tea
1 cup Mint Tea
1 tsp. cocoa mix
Make Your Own Chai Tea
Double Strength Black or Organic Black Tea (4 bags to 2 cups water)
1/8 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 pint half & half
Sweetener if desired
A Wonderful Tea Latte
Double strength Black or Organic Black Tea (4 bags to 2 cups of
1 oz. Flavored Syrup (chocolate, hazelnut, or ? your choice)
Top with whipped cream and sprinkle with chocolate, cinnamon
3 ounces cold Mango Tea
1 oz. Mango syrup
Club soda and ice
Passion Fruit Fizz
3 ounces cold Passion Fruit Tea
1 oz. passion fruit syrup
Club soda and ice
Roasted Tea-Steamed Duck
1 5 Lb duck
1 TBS Premium Black Tea
8 - 10 sprigs thyme
¼ cup soy sauce
2 TBS plum sauce
Cut 3 or 4 strips lemon zest 1½ to 2" long. Cut Lemon in half
and set aside. Thoroughly clean duck removing fat pockets
and dry. Rub with lemon. Put water, tea and thyme in bottom
of roasting pan. Place duck on a rack in roasting pan. On
stove top, bring liquid mixture to a boil and steam duck
for about 30 minutes. After steaming, remove duck, and set
aside. Strain liquid and reserve. Place duck in roasting
pan in preheated 450 degree oven and roast uncovered about
1 hour. While duck is roasting, remove any fat from drippings,
and keep warm in saucepan. Mix in remaining ingredients
and keep warm. Carve duck and serve with warm sauce.
Mango Rice Salad
2 cups strong Mango Tea
1 cup white rice
Cook rice in Mango Tea and allow to cool. Chop Mango, slice
Kiwi fruit, peel and separate tangerine sections. Mix all
ingredients together, add coconut to taste. Let chill and
serve as is or over romaine lettuce. Garnish with kiwi.
Mint Tea Cookies
2 tsp. brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter
¾ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. lemon juice
2½ tsp. Mint tea
1½ cups all purpose flour
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
Combine sugars and butter, cream until light and fluffy. Add
egg and egg yolk, lemon juice, mint tea and mix thoroughly.
Add flour, mix until just blended. Pull dough into ball,
cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled,
about one hour. Roll dough to about ½" thick, cut out shapes,
and bake on parchment lined baking pans in preheated 400
degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until cookies are light
golden brown. When cookies are cool, dip in melted chocolate.
Allow chocolate to harden before serving.
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