A C Perch’s recommended this for an iced tea. I’m not normally one for iced tea at all, I prefer to have my tea hot, thank you very much. There’s just something strange about chilled tea that I can’t quite shake, but then Denmark doesn’t really have much of a tradition for the stuff which may account for some of my hesitation. When we say ‘iced tea’ here, more often than not it is in referral to NesTea and similar substances.
Anyway, I was feeling adventurous with this one because it is so very fruity in flavour and otherwise mild in tea flavour, and since it came with recommendation of the attempt and it’s a frightfully hot day and so on and so forth. Insert any further excuses you can think of here.
I’ve had it in the fridge for several hours now and it’s nicely cold and chilly now. I’m getting a lot of green tea which feels sort of borderline bitter and astringent. Not best pleased with that. The fruit is not really putting in a heavy appearance either. The orange is there, just as it was when hot, but the strawberry is not really coming out to play much at all. So it’s a lot like when it’s hot, only it’s chilled.
Funny thing is, I test-tasted a small sip earlier just to see how cold it had got at that point, and that small sip was exquisitely fruity and refreshing. At that point I would estimate it had reached about a little under room temperature. It was cold, but it wasn’t chilled yet. It was a totally different picture then than I’m getting now.
So either it’s a good enough iced tea as long as it doesn’t get too cold, or I was just that hot and thirsty after our afternoon walkies. Take your pick.
It’s okay as an iced tea. I only made one mug because I’m completely pitcher-less, but once I’ve got me a new pitcher, I may indeed make the attempt again, perhaps with a touch of sweetener or an adjustment of leaf usage.