We’re keeping cool with some delicious Barry’s Iced Tea.
5-6 tea bags of Barry’s Gold Blend
5 cups of boiling water
4 cups of ice
3/4 cup lemon juice
2 lemons cut into wedges
1/2 cup honey
Sugar Syrup – in a measuring cup whisk together:
1 cup (250ml) each of granulated sugar and boiling water until clear and the sugar is dissolved.
1. Brew the teabags in 5-6 cups of boiling water for 2-3 minutes.
2. Let Cool.
3. Add 4 cups of ice.
4. Add the lemon wedges and honey.
5. Sugar syrup may be added at this stage for an extra sweet treat.
6. Stir in the lemon juice (to taste) and add more ice if required.
7. Sit back and enjoy!
Here’s some tips for making the perfect batch:
~ Don’t over-steep ~
If you prefer your tea stronger, use more tea bags rather than lengthening the steeping time. Allowing tea to overstep brings out the tannins in the tea and can make it bitter. For weaker tea, reduce the steeping time rather than taking away tea bags for better flavour.
~ Add sugar to hot water ~
If you sweeten your tea, add the sugar to the hot tea in order to dissolve the grains. If you prefer to sweeten your tea afterwards as per each person’s taste, use a simple syrup rather than granulated sugar which will leave sugar grains in your glass.
~ Cool before refrigerating ~
Putting hot tea into a cold fridge will make your tea cloudy. Allow your tea to cool before you refrigerate. If you do end up with cloudy tea, try adding a bit of boiling water to it – it will sometimes do the trick!
~ Keep it real ~
Don’t use artificial lemon juice, real lemons have the best flavour.
~ Top secret iced tea ingredient: Sugar syrup ~
Keep this easy to make sugar syrup on hand to sweeten tea. It combines with cold tea much better than sugar. – In a measuring cup, whisk together 1 cup (250 mL) each granulated sugar and boiling water until clear and the sugar is dissolved.