In case you were wondering how to brew iced tea, we’ve got you covered!
If you’re adding sugar to your tea, you’ll want to use the hot method and add the sugar in Step 2. If the sugar doesn’t completely dissolve, pour the mixture into a saucepan and heat it up on the stove top until it’s all melted.
Gyokuro Green Tea Granita!
I’m obsessed with granitas, especially tea granitas. It’s what I’ll be eating all summer, no doubt about it.
You’ll need tea (any kind!), sugar (optional), a shallow baking sheet or dish (freezer-safe) and a fork.
1. Brew the tea.
2. Add the sugar. I find that 1 tablespoon per 3 cups of tea is sweet enough for me. If the sugar doesn’t completely melt, heat the tea up on the stove top.
3. Wait for the tea to cool to room temperature. Then, pour it into your dish/sheet and stick it in the freezer.
4. Check on it every half hour. Once it starts to form ice, use your fork to break it up. Keep doing this every half hour or so until it reaches the consistency you’re looking for. (As in, dry crystals with no tea liquid pooling at the bottom of the dish.) If you accidentally forget to check on the granita, you’ll end up with a block of ice that will require an ice pick to shatter. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.
5. Once it’s just right, scoop the granita into a cup or get fancy with a wine glass. Garnish with fruit or even a bit of honey on top, then enjoy!