Today’s post is from one of my favorite bloggers Susannah at Feast+West. If you love travel and food you will really enjoy her blog. We have worked on a couple of projects together and she seems to have an endless amount of ideas. She is also a whiz at graphic design. If you want to learn more about that you should keep an eye out for her new project Garnishing Co. Today she was nice enough share her love of tea. I have loved making iced tea this summer and look forward to trying the version she is sharing with us today.
As a Southern girl through and through, it’s safe to say that sweet tea is in my blood. We practically inhale the stuff down here. Sweet, refreshing and ice-cold — there’s no better remedy for a sweltering, humid day in North Carolina. (Especially if there’s a squeeze of fresh lemon juice added to the mix!)
Usually, iced tea is an occasional treat for me when I eat out, but I have been obsessed with making it myself this summer. It’s way cheaper and so much more rewarding. Plus, you have more control over the sweetness. I’ve been trying all kinds of teas and have settled on this Earl Grey Iced Tea as a favorite.
Strong and smoky, Earl Grey tea is a classic among black teas. It’s flavored with bergamot oil, which gives it a slight citrus taste and gently aromatic floral notes. You can opt for tea bags or loose leaf tea.
Drink it unsweetened if you prefer, or stir in a bit of local honey or brown sugar to give this tea a complementary sweetness. (If you’re going sweet, tailor it to your liking simply because you can! You don’t have to accept the sickly, saccharine taste of store-bought sweet tea.)
Most of all, have fun with making iced tea at home. It’s surprisingly simple to make at home. Try any kind of tea — black, red, herbal, white, green… There are lots of options!
If you enjoyed this recipe don’t hesitate getting to Feast+West’s Cocktail page.