Iced Tea

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on July 23, 2008

Today, for the first time ever, I made Iced Tea.  I drink it all the time, but never had I made it.  On top of that, I made up the recipe as I went along.  I only ever make up recipes while making them when I make drinks (usually juice based, with a bit of pop) and when I make salads. 

Anyways, I made this vague recipe for iced tea.  But I would highly recommend that you make your own, as it is a nice way to play with flavours.  (And if you don’t like it, it’s only water, and you can reuse the teabags.)


Vanilla Rooibos Iced Tea
Vanilla Rooibos Tea Bags
A Lot of Water – Boiled, and not
Brown Sugar
Vanilla Extract
Lemon Juice
1. In a large heat-proof container, pour boiling water over the tea bags.  Stir, and let the flavours infuse for a few minutes.  When that’s done, get out a jug, to make the iced tea in.  Put in your preferred amount of Sugar.  I put in a few scoops.  Then remove the tea bags from the first container.
2. Pour the hot water over the brown sugar (in the jug), and stir to incorporate.  Then put in some ice cubes to cool it down a bit.  Have a taste.  Make sure you put the right amount of sugar in.  Then fill the rest of the jug up with cold water.  Put into the fridge.
3. A little while later, remove the jug from the fridge, and add in a splash of lemon juice to give the flavour more dimensions, and put in a bit of vanilla extract to enhance the vanilla flavour.  Stir well, taste it to be sure the flavours are to your liking, and return jug to fridge.
4. Once chilled, pour into glasses (over ice if you want), and serve.  Add a lemon wedge if you want, to make the glasses pretty.
So, my first recipe, and I didn’t even give measurements.  Oh well.  Anyways, enjoy!
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