Creme Caramel Rooibos Iced Tea
Ok so the clocks have changed and that means that British Summer Time is officially upon us. Or, in other words, it’s Iced Tea Season!
Sweet Iced Tea is one of my life long weaknesses – it’s taken me an age to master that silky, heavenly blend – but now that I have, I think that I’ll never tire of trying out new combinations.
When the lovely folks at teapigs sent over a few delicious samples of their amazing tea, I right away got to dreaming about new Iced Tea flavours. This, my friends, is one of my favourites so far!
Rooibos Creme Caramel Tea £3.99 per pack of 15 single cup temples c/o teapigs
Yes, this is delicious hot – and makes a great after dinner treat if you’re trying to skip dessert, but are a slave to a sweet tooth (like me!) But, brewed up, blended with a secret ingredient (well, not so secret, as I’m about to share that with you!) and served over ice, this is just heaven in a glass. I can’t predict the weather that we’ll be getting this summer, but I can predict that I’ll be drinking this by the pitcher full all summer long! Ok folks, let’s do this, let’s make Creme Caramel Rooibos Iced Tea!
Grab your supplies…
Creme Caramel Rooibos Iced Tea from tea pigs (one temple makes two glasses of iced tea)
Pinch of Bicarbonate of Soda (honest – trust me on this, this is that secret ingredient I was telling you about!)
Lots and lots of ice
This recipe makes two glasses of iced tea, if you want to make larger quantities, simply increase the quantities proportionately!
Add the tea pigs Rooibos Creme Caramel temple to your favourite tea pot and pour over boiling water. Add in a pinch of bicarbonate of soda, now I know that this sounds a little weird – and I guess that it is – but, this is what helps to create that amazing silky and glossy finish – if you love Iced Tea you’ll know exactly what I mean. Because you are adding only a tiny pinch, this doesn’t alter the flavour of the delicious tea.
If you’re a sugar in your tea kinda gal then you can add in your chosen sweetener now too. Although I don’t add sugar to my hot tea I’m known to add it in when fixing a pitcher of iced tea. This Creme Caramel Rooibos tea from teapigs however, didn’t need any additional sweetening for my taste. That’s the things I love most about this tea blend – it contains tiny little chunks of real caramel – yum!
Allow the tea to brew for 5 minutes – you need the tea to have a really strong flavour before transforming it into it’s iced tea masterpiece!
Once the tea has brewed – and you’ve just about died from that amazing aroma of caramel – fill your glass half way with the tea and top with the chilled water. Add in as much ice as you can fit in the glass, and top up with even more if needed to chill it to perfection.
This is a drink to be enjoyed at leisure, I can’t wait for the long hot afternoons and balmy evenings when a glass of this will, no doubt, be a constant in my hand!
I’ve got a sneaky feeling that trying out new iced tea blends is going be my a new summer pastime for me, which is a good thing as there are a whole heap of exciting varieties over at teapigs for me to get tasting and testing! So, idea tea fans, tell me, do you have a very favourite iced tea blend?