When our summer days heat up, I start playing with ice cubes. It's hard to live in a place where I'm forced to switch my usual afternoon tea ritual from hot to iced. But it does push me to find new and creative cool drinks. I've made espresso ice cubes, tea ice cubes, jello ice cubes (which I do NOT recommend adding to a beverage), and all kinds of ice cream / soda combinations.
Lately I've been playing with juice ice cubes and different kinds of tea, and I think I've hit on the absolutely most perfectest combination. This one even beat my old favorite - Apricot Peachtea Delight made with tea-sicles. If you're looking for something tall and cool, and slightly fruity, try this out:
Jasmine Orange Iced Tea
Pour your favorite orange juice into ice cube trays and freeze. (I like mine with plenty of pulp!)
Boil 4-6 cups water.
Steep together your favorite Jasmine tea (I love the Adagio Jasmine Tea Pearls) and 2-3 Lady Grey tea bags till tea is extra dark
Pour into pitcher and refrigerate until cool
Add orange juice cubes and regular ice cubes to a tall glass and fill with tea.
Add a slice of orange on the rim for fun and color!
I love fruity ice cubes, they are a great addition to iced tea or 7-up or your favorite fuzzy water. Lemonade cubes are wonderful added to almost any flavor iced tea. Enjoy, and stay cool!