In the middle of the week, I definitely thought the time for iced tea was here, but at the moment I’m writing this bundled up in a jumper, socks on and heating too. But in the hope that the forecasts are wrong, and the clouds soon part, I hope the time for mid afternoon iced tea drinking will be back.
I’ve been a fan of Bluebird Tea for a long time, and I would definitely think you’re spoilt for choice with their selections to make a delicious iced tea. Strawberry Lemonade Tea is one of their best sellers, this is sunny and fruity, and perfect for long, iced sipping. Check out the cold brew cup, taking tea to a whole new level as well.
Whittard’s have been doing this kind of thing for a long time, and there’s a whole range of flavours to choose from. I do like the look of the Tea-Jay though, which is apparently how you become a master of iced tea mixology. Keep it neat and innocent, or add a drop of the hard stuff, but this is a great bit of kit for brewing and pouring.
If I was going to give some tea as a gift, then the Queen of Berries from Tea Palace would certainly be a beautiful looking gift. I can remember getting a parcel from Tea Palace some years ago, and it was such a treat to look at. No style over substance though, delicious tea and I’m sure this blend of black tea, strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants would be perfect for an afternoon brew in the garden.
Of course, you can make any tea into iced tea. My mum always made what she called Russian tea, which was regular black tea, lemon slices and ice. Although I seem to remember making it with just a proper cup of tea, milk and all, as well. But happy memories of summers gone by. Summers when the sun used to shine. Ah well, fingers crossed.