Green Coconut Iced Tea
Summer is approaching and so are warmer temperatures! I love tea of all kinds, but as the season gets a little balmier it just doesn't sound as good. This is the perfect time to experiment with different types of iced tea. I am normally a black tea fan, but I thought something new sounded delightful.
Sweetening iced tea can be a difficulty. Adding sugar to a glass is a guarantee to watch a granulated tornado spin around and around as your stir. Most fancy cooking experts would say to make some simple syrup and add it in. While it's an easy step to sweeten, it is also a missed chance to add in more flavor to the tea. I found it is easier and much tastier to use coffee flavoring syrups. Try out this easy process for 2 quarts of perfectly flavorful iced tea.
4 bags of plain or flavored green tea ( I love the Harney and Sons Green Coconut Tea)
6 cups of boiling water
2 cups iced water
1/3 cup coconut flavored coffee syrup
Add the boiling water to a large pitcher and throw in the tea bags. Let the tea steep for about two minutes, but not much more. This is not a set it and forget it type of thing. If the tea steeps for too long, it will be really bitter.
Once the tea has steeped, take out the teabags and add in the very cold water and coconut syrup. Stir this really well and allow it to cool in the refrigerator for a few hours. If you are in a hurry, serve this over a tall glass with lots of ice.
If you prefer to sweeten by the glass rather than the whole pitcher, just add a tablespoon or so of the syrup to each glass. Enjoy!