Hopefully you enjoyed some of the same fabulous weather we had here in Toronto today. It was a quintessential summer day and we shared a wonderful afternoon on a friend's new sailboat. I couldn't show up empty handed, so I whipped up a batch of this refreshing, virgin bevy and hit the harbour. Here's the super simple recipe.
3 tea bags - I used orange pekoe but you could also use green tea
1/4 cup of sugar
4 cups of boiling water
2 cups of cold water
bunch of mint leaves
First, boil 4 cups of water.
Then steep the tea bags for 10 mins.
Once the tea has steeped, remove the bags and transfer to a serving pitcher. Add sugar.
Stir the tea using the bunch of mint until sugar is dissolved, drop in. Pour in the remaining 2 cups of cold water.
If you like, you can add a few lemon slices, this time I went without. It's best to let it sit for a couple of hours so the flavours meld.
Pour into a pretty glass and serve over ice. Do you have a favourite summer beverage?