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Monday, August 30, 2010

Tea Time

We stopped by organicoa cafe on the Hudson River recently, to seek a little respite from the unyielding sun and slake our thirst with something cool. We were fortunate enough to grab a few chairs and a little table in the shade. There, we decided it was time for tea! Organicoa has the most incredibly refreshing iced teas! Baby loved sipping his Mint tea and I was so taken by my Blood Orange tea I suddenly became inspired to make chilly iced tea of my own to always keep in the fridge. Maybe cinnamon or cranberry tea in the cooler months...anyway, after slurping every last drop and chewing the ice, off we went to the supermarket for tea! There wasn't any Blood Orange tea, but we did find a substitute that we found to be peachy keen.

Peach Iced Tea
Serves 1 quart of tea

Take 1-quart Mason jar and rinse with boiling water to temper glass. Fill with boiling water to neck and add five bags of Bigelow Perfect Peach Herb Tea (caffeine free!). Hold tea tags in place, dangling the bags in the water and seal strings tightly with lid of the jar. Steep 10 minutes and remove tea bags. Let cool to room temperature, roughly two hours, and refrigerate overnight.

It's just delicious as it is, with hints of rose hips, hibiscus, orange peel, strawberry leaves and roasted chicory--or add a little simple syrup to sweeten the "pot".

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