berry iced tea
happy new year!
she's a hot one so here's our little recipe for a refreshing iced tea for a celebratory drink.
berry good syrup:
3 tbl maple syrup
1 cup water
1 cup mixed berries
icey tea goodness:
2 cups boiling water
3 tsp of our organic english breakfast
3 large lemons, juiced
1 ½ cups soda water
ice, ice baby
(oh, a bit of vodka if you are really kicking your feet up this new years!)
what to do:
begin by preparing the syrup. add maple syrup, water & berries to a saucepan and simmer for 10-15 minutes until berries are very soft and syrup has thickened. strain into a glass, keeping the berries for tomorrow mornings hangover smoothie. leave the syrup to cool at room temperature before chilling it out in the fridge.
moving onto the tea bit, boil fresh water in a kettle and then steep the tea for a good 5 minuted with an infuser. remove the infuser and allow to cool at room temperature before once again chilling in the fridge.
when you are ready to serve, mix the syrup, tea, lemon juice & soda water thoroughly in a large bowl before pouring into a jug filled with ice. add a few thin lemon slices to the jug and enjoy a fantastic new year folks. Ax