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Afternoon Darjeeling Iced Tea

Darjeeling tea is sold in two main varieties: first flush and second flush. For iced tea, the more assertive notes of second- flush teas are ideal.
a tall glass of iced tea with a wedge of lemon
  • Yield 1 serving
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 5 minutes, plus time to chill

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. water
  • 1 1/2 tbs. agave nectar or preferred liquid sweetener (optional)
  • 3 1/2 tsp. Darjeeling tea (option: a quality Darjeeling blend)
  • Ice

Directions

STEP 1
Heat water to a full boil, then pour into a small pitcher.
STEP 2
Add liquid sweetener, if desired, and stir to dissolve. Place loose tea in pitcher and steep for four minutes.
STEP 3
Fill a large jar with ice, then strain hot tea over ice and stir quickly to chill.
STEP 4
Pour chilled tea into glasses with more ice and serve.

Photography by: Terry Brennan; Food Stylist: Betsy Nelson

Robert
Robert Hanson

Robert Hanson is a food and travel writer based in Southern California.

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