I have a pretty extensive tea stash, but this canister from American company Harney & Sons catches my eye.
The tea bags are meant for making iced tea.
Curious, I get the Organic Green With Coconut flavour to try and get surprisingly good results.
In each canister are six large tea bags that make about 2 litres of iced tea each.
You steep one bag in about 500ml hot water for 10 minutes, then add it to 1.5 litres of cold water. Refrigerate and, in a couple of hours, a big pitcher of iced tea is ready.
I find 2 litres a little too much and 1.5 litres of water works very well. Less water also makes sense if you intend to add ice to the drink.
The flavours that come through most strongly are the green tea, vanilla and coconut. Lemongrass and ginger are a bit more elusive.
However, drinking the cold tea is a little like sipping on a pina colada minus the booze. It puts me in a holiday mood.
Harney & Sons Organic Green With Coconut, $16.95 for a box of six tea bags, from Shermay's Cooking School, Block 43 Jalan Merah Saga, 01-76, tel: 6479-8442, open: 10am to 8.30pm daily
This article was first published on January 18, 2015.
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