How to Make Two-toned Iced Tea
Two-toned Iced Tea
Two-toned Iced Tea Instructions
Why would anyone want two-toned iced tea? Well, there is really not too much new with the serving of iced tea. You may decide to add lemon or ginger or more or less sugar. You may even try a variety of teas but then it all looks the same.
Two-toned iced tea is prepared a little differently and is a different way to present a familiar drink. Since many of my guests like a cold drink I often prepare iced tea to keep on hand. It was just by chance, after I had made what was probably my 100th container of it - that this separation just happened to happen.
While it does look tricky to get that separation it is actually very simple to make.
TWO-TONED ICED TEA
- 64 oz container (as shown in the photo) or equivalent
- 2 tea bags (I like PG Tips from England - a black tea)
- Sugar to taste
Using a mug, put in the 2 tea bags and add boiled water. Let it steep for about 4-5 minutes. Remove the bags. Let cool for about 15 minutes.
Fill the container about 3/5ths full of water. Add sugar to taste (about ¼ cup) and stir until all sugar is dissolved.
Add at least a full tray of ice. A wider pitcher requires more ice. There should be enough ice to form a solid layer on top of the sugared water.
Now pour the cooled mug of tea on top of the ice. The tea will only go down so far below the ice and stop. This creates the two-toned effect.
Note: Storing in the fridge to serve later, the ice will remain and the tea-will keep the two-toned look. It's pretty to put on the table so everyone can oooh and ahhh! Before drinking, stir gently and serve.
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