While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Cool off with National Iced Tea Month.
Different families pass down different methods of brewing tea, and most swear by their own technique. Some prefer making a tea concentrate first before adding water until the right strength is achieved, others brew a whole pitcher's worth at once. How you brew is up to you.
Iced tea is brewed hot, then cooled down. Black tea is often used to make iced tea, though green and oolong are popular choices as well. It’s also easy to give your tea some international flair with different flavorings. Add condensed milk, sugar and tapioca pearls to make Taiwanese bubble tea, or leave out the pearls and you’ve got a Thai tea.
If you’re just venturing into the world of sweet tea and are hesitant it will be too cloying, try having an Arnold Palmer first. The drink, named for the famous golfer, is half sweetened iced tea and half lemonade. The combination is sweet, tart and very refreshing. Looking for a sumptuous summer cocktail? Add a shot of bourbon to your Arnold Palmer and make it a John Daly.
Or, you could also always skip the tea altogether and head straight for sweet tea flavored vodka.
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