Sunday, January 07, 2007

Iced Tea*

So, we went to Teavana today. Teavana, for those of you who don't know, is this great tea store where they sell all kinds of specialty teas and tea paraphernalia. What makes the store really wonderful is all the samples that they have!! Typically, we just stop in to stare at the expensive teapots and taste all the samples... We had an iced tea once that was really, really tasty. This time we decided to finally purchase some tea for ourselves and try to recreate this iced tea. It turns out, however, that making this tea was going to be no small undertaking. So, armed with two different teas (yes, two, as almost none of the samples at the store have only one kind of tea in them which meant that we had to try our hand at blending), a pot, water and a candy thermometer, we set out to make 32oz of iced tea. Let's just say that the process of making this particular iced tea was quite lengthy and included keeping close watch on the temperature of the water and making a couple of additions throughout the process. Then, when it was finally over, we had to wait until the next day to try it so that we could drink it could without having to dilute it with ice!! Overall, I had a great time and can't wait to try making more. ;-)

*This is my post from Saturday, January 6, 2007. This post is late because, by the time I was finished playing Final Fantasy XII last night, it was already today... hehe...

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