Its a hot summer, probably for the first time, I m experiencing rain in Gujarat after a hot 41•c. The rain, the smell of earth after the rain, getting drenched and especially, eating crispy pakodas with hot masala tea by the window while watching raindrops wash away the heat. I hate to complain but since I’m on a health regime I am asked to drink lemon honey hot/cold tea, nothing makes me happier than waking up to a sunny summer morning however, a little shower now and then with a hot tea.
So while I wait for the heat to cool down, I am trying my hands on green lemon grass tea.
It’s easy to make, needs no complex ingredients or kitchen gears and above all, it’s refreshing.
Lemon Iced Tea
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes max
Serving Size: 4 to 5
juice of 1 lemons
1 lemon, thinly sliced for garnish
4 cups water
1 teaspoon tea leaf or 1 tea bag
In a deep pan, bring 2 cups water to boil.
Add tea and lemon grass to the pan, cover it and stop the heat. Let it brew for 5 minutes.
Next, add lemon juice to the jar and give it a stir.
Keep it the refrigerator and let it to cool down completely.
While serving, drop some ice cubes in a glass, add a slice of lemon.
Sugar can be used instead of honey. You might need to add more or less honey/sugar depending how you prefer them.
Frozen berries could be used instead of fresh berries. Also, you could use any other berry or fruit syrup as per your flavor choice.
While the summer is still here and we still have access to lemon or lemon grass …. quickly grab some and relish every bit of it!