Sunday, 19 August 2012

Earl Grey Iced Tea

I turned our purple picnic bench back upright today. Spread my papers all over it and got down to some serious business.

I lasted less than 15minutes.

It's bad when you take a mouthful of hot diet coke. A mix of sun tan lotion and sweat smudges all your ink. Then your cat sinks her paw right into the ice filled glass of water you just got yourself. Lovely.

A glass of this made it all better.


2 Earl Grey Tea bags
750ml boiling water
1 lemon, sliced
50gr granulated sugar
250ml cold water
Fresh mint to garnish (optional)


1, Pour in boiling water onto the tea bags and half the lemon slices in a large heatproof bowls or jug and stir well.
2, Stir in the sugar until it has dissolved and add in 250ml of cold water and a couple of large handfuls of ice.
3, Cover and set aside until cool.
4, Pour into a large jug filled with the remaining lemon slices, plenty of ice and mint to garnish. Decant into tumblers.


  1. I can relate to this post! Delicious tea!

    1. Thanks Paula - although I'm sure I've scared the sunshine away!

  2. I'm a fan of Earl Grey but haven't tried it iced - great idea.

    1. Thanks miss b - the lemon works really well with the earl grey :)