It's summer and the season for al fresco luncheons and picnics. We all love to enjoy some sunshine, fresh air and nothing better than a refreshing tall glass of organic iced tea.
We thought we would share our signature Borough Market iced tea recipe with you. This delicious tea is served zesty with a slice of lemon and topped off with a sprig of mint. Whether it is about impressing your guests or just treating yourself, this recipe serves the call.
We love to cold brew our iced teas. Cold brewing the tea adds smoothness and reduces astringency, thus rendering better flavor and texture. The taste is completely different to when hot brewed. We leave the tea leaves to sit overnight in room temperature filtered water.
The downside of cold brewed iced tea is of course that it needs to be planned a day ahead!
Our Earl Grey Ice Tea is made of high grown UVA Ceylon Organic Earl Grey tea from our Greenfield Estate. Below is the recipe to make a perfect glass of our signature Earl Grey Ice Tea served over summer at Borough Market.
8 cups of filtered water room temperature
10 Greenfield Farm Organic Life Earl Grey Tea bags with tags cut off
8 tsp Greenfield Farm Organic Life wild honey or Greenfield Farm Organic Life Coconut Sugar or sweeten to taste
1 lemon sliced
few sprigs of mint to decorate
Brew 10 teabags of Organic Life Earl Grey in freshly drawn filtered water in a jar or pitcher. The pitcher could be covered with a cloth. You can let this sit in the refrigerator overnight (minimum 8 hours).
Sweeten with 8 teaspoons of Greenfield Farm Organic Life Honey or Greenfield Farm Organic Life coconut sugar.
Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon
Serve in tall glasses with ice cubes.
Garnish with fresh mint and slices of lemon.