Archive for September 10th, 2010
Perfect Ice Tea
I call sweet tea “Texas tea”
2 Quarts water
5 standard tea bags, I prefer Lipton
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of Baking Soda (optional)
Bring water to boil, add tea bags and remove from burner. Allow tea bags to steep for 5 minutes. If tea bags are left in longer you will have bitter tea. Add sugar while tea is still hot, this will allow it to completely dissolve. You can add a tiny pinch of baking soda, this will reduce bitterness. Allow to cool before pouring into pitcher. A glass pitcher is best, for pure flavor. I recommend pouring over ice, when tea is served, so that ice will not melt and dilute tea.
Sweeten to taste: Southern tea tends to be a little sweeter so you can add up to a full cup of sugar.
Un-sweetend: If you are like me and prefer your tea unsweetened I recommend using spring water. The sugar in sweet tea covers the taste of minerals that are in tap water.
Garnish: Lemon wedges are great, however so are orange slices, frozen berries and mint leaves.
Sun tea: My favorite, this is the way my grandma makes it. I don’t have the time.
Place pitcher of water with tea bags in sunny area. Allow tea bags to steep in pitcher of water for 3-5 hours. Sweeten while warm.
Green and White Tea: Green and white tea can get bitter fast, so only steep 3 minutes.
Do you have a favorite tea or tea recipe ?
Noca, located North of Camelback on 32th Street offers a Fabulous Simple Supper on Sundays. For $35 per person, you get a three course meal which changes every Sunday.This restaurant is also Best Place to take a Foodie!
First Course: Blinis Demidoff au “Eggplant Caviar”-pickled red onions, Lemon Creme Fraiche, Eggplant Puree, Blinis
Second Course: (choice of): Sweet Potato Cannelloni- Onion Jam, Young Broccoli, Red Wine Gastrique
Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes- Market Fish of the Day, Pesto, Marcina Almonds, Brioche “Little Soldiers”
New Crop Potato Salad -Prime Skirt Steak, Arugula, Gribiche
Desert: Peach Crumble-Malted Vanilla Gelato, Caramel
Noca has just launched a Late Simple Supper — the same three-course Sunday menu available for $27 between 8 and 9 p.m.
We arent the only ones that Love Noca, Bon Appetit featured Noca as being one of the restaurants named for “The Country’s Best Daily Specials”.
Noca truly is a unique dining experience. I am most certain that I could eat there every single day!