Green Iced Tea is the real deal - the first type of iced tea on record. Adding high quality Jenier tea to this classic recipe is a surefire way of making a light and refreshing summer drink.
Ingredients (makes 1.5 litres of Iced Tea)
- 36g of green tea (we use Jenier Japan Sencha, which is a light and refreshing variety of green tea)
- 1L of filtered water
- 500g of ice
- 24g (6 teaspoons) of sugar (or stevia or honey or other sweetener). While sweetening is less essential for green iced tea than it is for black iced tea, we suggest you try different levels of sweetening (honey works great!).
- Put the ice aside in a container or pitcher that can contain at least 1.5L of fluid and can withstand the hot tea without breaking. Refrigerate while brewing.
- Bring the litre of water to boil in a pot or kettle. Allow the water to come down from the boil slightly and pour it over the tea (which should be in a pot large enough for 1L of fluid). Allow the tea to brew for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags/infuser once the tea has brewed to an reddish-brown appearance.
- Remove the tea bags from the pot, remove the pot from the heat and stir in your sweetener. Allow it to stand for a minute.
- Carefully pour the brewed tea over the ice. Most of the ice will melt instantly. Refrigerate the tea further before serving.