Iced Tea

We live in an age that holds our mind in a cage. This age calls darkness ‘Light’. We no longer hold the key. Our spirit never gets to set free.

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TV turned our minds into a black mirror; black mirror knows no reflection. It is wrapped around with endless needs, wants, greed, pride, vanity, backstabbing, propaganda, bombarding, politics, hide-‘n-seek with the truth.

Life becomes a curse.

To break the curse, I’ve stopped watching TV. It’s been a year. Friends, books, prayers and gardening replaced TV and LIFE is going as GOOD as it gets.

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A serene, peaceful life has a lot to do with Iced Tea. .

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This eye-catchingly tall pitcher, my Spring pitcher has more to offer than some Iced Tea. It demonstrate about catching the colors and the beauty of nature, hunting down some sunshine and gently drinking life to the fullest. This pitcher celebrates an uncomplicated bind of sweet, tart, woody, earthy adoration of all natural ingredients. A healthy dose of fresh fruits into the smooth, chilled texture of the beverage wraps up the whole thing with love and joy.

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Ingredients:

6 cups water

2 regular individual sized tea bag

6 tbsp honey/sugar

1 stick cinnamon ( which gives it just the right amount of zing)

Freshly squeezed lemon juice  of 2 lemons

Slices of Orange, Lemon, Lime. Or Cucumber.

Direction:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat water (with cinnamon and sugar, if you’re using any) to a rapid boil. Remove from heat and drop in the tea bags. Cover and let it rest for 1 hour.
  2. In a large pitcher, pour tea and honey(if you’re not using sugar). Discard cinnamon stick. Stir until honey is dissolved, then stir in lemon juice. Add sliced fruits. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Add ice cubes before serving.

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All those terrific fruity flavors mingle and waltz in the tea overnight which makes your sip extra special and distinctive ! And the sweet-tart taste goes beautifully with sweet as well as savory food. Enjoy the drink year-round indoor as well as outdoor. This lovely, satisfying beverage guarantees to win your heart.

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Nothing lasts forever; that’s the way it is. The ocean is shaking under your feet. But you can cross the ocean, you can make it through, if you hold the key of your soul. Don’t let TV, the Demon, be your key-holder, torch-bearer.

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40 Comments on “Iced Tea

  1. Love iced tea! What beautiful pictures of it and perfectly in time for some spring weather :) (CO just got warm weather for spring…a little behind).

    • Hi Kiran :) You should visit Texas specially in Springtime when nature gets intensely beautiful. Be my guest and have Iced Tea plus whatever tickles your fancy :)

  2. Love your color photography…I will make this today for our BBQ.I will let you know how it tasted:)

  3. My husband is a Southern boy and loves his sweet ice tea. When I moved to the States from England many years ago, I was shocked to see tea treated this way! I still don’t drink ice tea!! However, my children are true Texans and so I make it for them. Love your beautiful shots of true Southern sweet tea.

    Nazneen

    • Thanks for sharing your story, Nazneen :) Come visit me and I’ll give you a crash course on “How to get hooked with Iced Tea in 24 hours” :D

  4. Just the drink I need these days! The temperature is shooting high and I have to make a batch tomorrow.

    • Kankanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ! Thanks for stopping by here. I’m sure your version of Iced Tea will leave your guests mesmerized :)

  5. wow it was such a delight to see this perfectly chilling recipe with some oh-my-gosh photos!! um not into food & recipes that much but this stream is making me run to my mom and say “lets make it, NOW”!! hats off!!

  6. আমার জীবনে এত সুন্দর আইস টি আমি দেখি নাই , ছবি দেখেই মন ভরে গেছে একদম

    • মন ভরে গেল এত সুন্দর মন্তব্য পেয়ে ! শুভেচ্ছা আর ভালবাসা নিও :)

  7. It is very interesting to notice how much effort you spend for each of your entry. This particular one is not just making some tea for a sip, this is more like directing a movie. You must have gone out to buy that nice pitcher, thought of the color contrast of green and yellow citrus beforehand, bought the perfect shaped ones, made perfect slices of them, made the floral arrangement, made the tea, garnished it with the mint, took those nice photos and spent time on the computer for some nice tints and effects! May be the actual process of making the tea took much smaller portion of you time compared to the whole process of the presenting it. But, WOW, the outcome is so outstanding, that even people in the cold countries will crave for a sunny day just so that they can enjoy that ice cold iced tea. Your passion for the details and beauty is just amazing.

    • And you sure know how to make someone’s day by your delightful presence ! Thanks a bunch for those lovely complements :)

  8. hey Nusrat….amazingggg photography. Loved the photos much.crisp colors n radiant vibes.:D…great job.!!

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  10. I really love the combination of this lovely drink. The lemon juice is not listed under the ingredients list, how much should I add in? Thanks for the recipe.

    • My bad ! Just added lemon juice in the ingredient list :) Couple of lemons should be good enough. Many thanks for visiting.

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  12. গলা শুকাইয়া গেল আপু

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