I made a cup of this hot last night, and then realized that I had just applied my lipstick and didn’t want to mess it up.
I looked at my sad little teapot, which was 1/3 full of cold-steeped Twinings Ceylon Orange Pekoe. I had not enjoyed that tea cold-steeped, and I didn’t want to waste it, but I didn’t particularly want to drink it, either.
My solution to all three of these issues? Upending the mug of freshly steeped lemon tea into the teapot with the cold orange pekoe. Now my lipstick was saved for a few more hours, and I had transformed my lackluster cold brew into something delicious for tomorrow morning.
And, as I was fifteen minutes late to class this morning, I didn’t exactly have time to wait for water to boil, anyway. I dumped some of the mixture into my travel mug and booked it to class.
So how did this long, adventuresome tale from teaqueen’s random crazy life resolve itself? With a delicious, cold, lemon-flavored iced tea, of course. I’m gonna brew my lemon iced teas from now on. The store-bought stuff in the bottle is a joke compared to this! I got hints of an almost minty-note, and there was not a trace of sweeteners, which allowed the tartness of the lemon to mingle and balance with the unique flavor of black tea the way God intended it to.
I swear, the best ideas in life are the ones that come to you as a result of your mistakes.