I drink hot tea every morning and night. I experiment between mint tea and green tea, and sometimes chamomile and lemongrass, with some honey or sugar syrup for a touch of sweetness. But when my fiancé asked me what I would do during the hot summer months, the thought of hot tea no longer seemed appetizing. I started to play around with different tea creations that could be served iced.
I pictured myself working in my patio on a hot day, a bead of sweat on my forehead, a tall glass of refreshing iced tea inviting me to take a break and quench my thirst. It would have to be laced with flowers. Plus, I’d want a little caffeine so green tea would have to be one of the ingredients. I also like the bright flavor of mint, and when I put all those ingredients together I couldn’t wait to create my summer tea.
The first time I made it, I realized it was missing a little something, so I added an anise star or two, and with that finishing touch I was set for a long cool summer.