Even though I will still infuse myself into a nice cuppa when it's warm, I can only do so in the morning. The office where I work ...
It's just too hot.
But I need a tea fix..... I need some brew in the evening...
Let's face the facts. The weather in the UK has been lovely, nice and sunny, really warm and generally not very British. All around me people are eating ice creams and 99s, after a few days of these myself, I was a bit sick of them.
I fancied an ice lolly but didn't fancy the sugary crap drenched versions that cost the earth. As usual, I decided to combine my want of tea, with a craving. It's the same old story...
So join me in a pop of tea... A nice and refreshing one too!
Just a nice little tip here, you can make a nice ice tea by freezing the Orange & lime into ice cubes and adding it to the tea. Perfect for after work!
YOU WILL NEED
A lolly mould
about 500ml water
2-3 teaspoon loose leaf earl grey (Or about 2-3 teabags)
Juice of 2 large oranges
Juice of 1 lime
FIRST OF ALL
If you are aiming to cold brew your earl grey (I recommend, tastes much less bitter which is nicer for ice lollies) Place your leaf (or bags) into a jar of cold water. Shake it up and leave it in the fridge for 6-8 hours. Strain the leaves, and it's now ready to use!
Juice the orange and lime, I used my electric juicer, but a hand held one will work just as good. Fresh juice is the nicest thing to use with this recipe, it's sweeter and contains lots more goodness, but if you don't have the time or resources to juice your own, then use about 1/2 cup shop bought orange juice and 2 tablespoons of lime juice.
MIX IT UP
These lollies were some of the hardest things I've ever had to edit / photograph, but trust me when I say in real life the results are beautiful!
Hope you have a great week, see you Friday!