This week I am starting my first weekly feature, Tea Tuesdays!
Every Tuesday I will either review a new tea, or post a tea inspired recipe. Today I am staring with an iced tea recipe, which may be a little out of season, but coming from a woman who drinks iced coffee year round, it shouldn't be too shocking.
This tea is the most beautiful red.
Last week I stopped into David's Tea to pick up some more crack, ahem... Cream of Earl Grey tea, and as always the wonderfully cheerful staff immediately offered me a sample of their tea of the day, which happened to be Kanpe tea. As soon as I tried it I knew it would make an amazing iced tea.
I really wish you could smell this.
This beautiful tea is so flavourful and fruity. The aroma instantly transports you to a sunny beach in the tropics. Hibiscus, mango, papaya... so lovely. And, as an added bonus, all profits from this tea go straight to Kanpe to help rebuild Haiti.
2 Tbsp Kanpe tea
1 litre water
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for two minutes. Add tea and let steep for eight minutes.
Strain the tea, and add sugar and lemon juice. Adjust for personal tastes.
Chill in the fridge for at least an hour, then serve over ice.
I think this would also be lovely mixed with a bit of seltzer, and I really wish I still had frozen raspberries to use in place if ice cubes. That would make this a killer.