Once it gets hotter, I start thinking about cold drinks. Fruit juices and smoothies are an excellent option as the ice-cold infusion and tea based drinks are. Here at home, we have been experimenting the latter.
3 green tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 small lemon cut into slices
1. Boil the water.
2. Put the water in a jar, add the tea bags and let it steep for no more than five minutes.
3. After removing the tea, add the cinnamon stick, honey and stir. Allow to cool.
4. When cool, add the lemon slices and put in the refrigerator.
5. Add ice cubes when serving.
A cup of ice-cold green tea with lemon is a refreshing delight in a hot day. It is like cooling one's feet in a fresh water stream after a long walk or like taking a nap in the shade of some pine trees with the sea as the background in a scalding hot day.
Have a nice week!
[ Originally published in Portuguese as Chá verde gelado com limão e canela ]