Yes, we have been slaved by the foreign masters making us work extra hard. You see, this is the reason why we are not frequent over the internet, or is it innernet as Americans pronounce.
Many things happened in these absent days in our part of the world. One of the contributors found her liberty and now probably having cake from a famous cafe, sitting on her porch at home, enjoying tv (yes, we are jealous). the work pressure increased and we became more dull, or doll (probably later sounds great for some of us) but this doesn’t mean we didn’t grow. We did but from waist size. We need gym, and that too with all the facilities but cheap price. Hello, anyone listening.
Sorry for deviating from the topic (we were that excited, you see!). So I was at this cafe which name suggests they are expert in coffee making. The place had been like “Central Perks”, from the famous sitcom “FRIENDS”, for me and my gang. We hang out there, laugh out loud, gossip, bitch, and sometimes become sentimental with talks. We are regulars and many times we don’t even need to give orders as smart waiters out there know what we want to have beforehand (sometimes i think they have telepathy power, damn them). Like always we met at the coffee station and for the change i ordered Iced tea. And what i got?
A hot tea, with few cubes (I saw 2) floating around with a straw and a stirrer.
My friend laughed as it reminded her of similar experience at another lunch-restro. I admit, her experience could have been accepted since that place didn’t specialize in coffee and tea but our beloved coffee station doing this? My friends suggested complaining but I didn’t. I needed time to recover. I asked for more ice and made it iced-tea (literally). But next time I am going there, I am going to give them recipe of Iced tea.
Or I shouldn’t have ordered tea at all. They are experts in coffee but might not be tea. Their name doesn’t have tea, after all they are “Coffee Stations”.
Anyway, if you also think adding ice in hot tea makes it iced tea, there here is the recipe for you too 🙂
- 4 regular tea bags (orange pekoe or green tea or a combination)*
- 2 cups fresh cold water
- Ice cubes
- Granulated sugar or other sweetener such as Simple Syrup
- Lemon slices (optional)
- Unwrap (if necessary) and carefully slide off any paper attached to the strings of the tea bags; tie the strings together and place the bags in a heat-proof 2-quart pitcher.
- Bring 2 cups cold water (always start with fresh cold water) to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and immediately pour over the tea bags. Allow tea to steep for 20 minutes or more. (This process simply forms the “concentrate”. You can store the mixture in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.)
- Remove tea bags, squeeze out excess liquid (being careful to not break open the bags) and discard. Fill the pitcher with enough water to equal 2-quarts. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled before serving. Or to serve iced tea immediately, add a dozen or so ice cubes to tea concentrate then fill with water to the 2-quart level.
- To serve, pour tea over a generous amount of ice cubes in a tall glass, stirring in desired sweetening and a squeeze of lemon, as desired.
Makes 8 servings.