Here is today’s beverage of choice, fit for a summers day (with a gentle chill in the breeze):
Iced Yogi Tea (Ginger, Orange, Vanilla and Honey)
I’ve always loved Yogi Tea. They make an intense brew, packed with flavour and a lovely vibe permeates everything they do. I like the little inspirational message on the end of the drawstring. Todays read “take time to contemplate and deliberate”……..great advice when sitting in the garden, confronted by some bluebells and a pond wriggling with tadpoles.
I’ve tried a new one today, the Ginger Orange with Vanilla. It is a delicious blend and makes a revitalising hot brew. But with the sun out, I decided to cool things down a little.
This will work with many herbal tea bags. You don’t just have to use black and lemon variety.
I made Jane and I a teapot full:
Nice clean tea pot, 2 Yogi Orange Ginger with Vanilla Teabags, 1 spoon of your favourite honey (size of spoon and which hive you visit depends on you), chopped ginger (we don’t peel), 1 juicy orange (1/2 wedged, 1/2 sliced into rounds and all de-seeded)
Brew your tea using near boiling water for around 10 minutes (good to get all the flavour out of these beauties), add as much honey as you need at this stage. Then leave in a cool place to chill out for a while (doorsteps are good for this). If you like vanilla, add a teaspoon of good vanilla extract.
Get some nice tall glasses ready, fill 1/2 way with ice, add your chopped ginger (big slices are best here) and a wedge of orange (squeezed, juice over ice), the fill glass 2/3 with ice.
When fully cooled (this can be stuck in the fridge overnight if you like) pour into your gorgeous glasses and top with your orange slice and maybe one more slice of ginger.
We Love It!
This has inspired me to get rooting around my tea tin and being more creative with my summer refreshments. Watch this space…..
Any drink made with vanilla is supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities. Meow!
Its a shame, this looked and tasted brilliant, but my computer is not happy today and won’t upload photos, so here is one I found on google images. You get the idea!
Orange Iced Tea
Thanks to Burlap and Basil for this pic (http://www.burlapandbasil.com)