Iced tea also known as cold tea, this kind of tea usually served in glass. Depending upon your choice it can be taken as sweetened or unsweetened. This type of tea is usually prepared with tea bags. Iced tea is available in many flavors around the world. As far as iced tea with lemon is concerned, many health benefits have been seen. Lemon iced tea also known as "sun tea". Lemon iced tea if taken regularly can helps you in reducing gained weight. If taken in iftar only 1 glass of it can be helpful in satisfying quench. Iced tea has the similar health benefits compare to warmer tea. Flavonoids are present in high levels in tea which helps in circulation of the blood. Iced tea has a lot of antioxidants which block the oxidation of LDL and increase the levels of HDL, that ultimately maintain the function of arteries. Adding lemon juice, which contains high amounts of beneficial vitamin C and potassium, to your iced tea not only lends flavor, but can increase the health benefits as well. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, several studies have found that drinking 24 oz. of tea a day decreases the risk of heart attack by 11 percent. So here is my recipe for the Lemon Iced Tea.
4 glasses of water 3 tea bags of good quality teaJuice of 3 lemons Sugar syrup half cup (can be prepared by adding half cup of sugar to half cup of hot water)A pinch of soda bicarbonateMint leaves if desired Ice cubes
1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan, when starts boiling remove from stove.2. Add tea bags and cover it for 5 minutes.3. Remove tea bags and add soda bicarbonate.4. Add sugar syrup, stir continuously and add lemon juice too.5. Transfer tea in serving bottle or jug and refrigerate till chilled normally 4 to 6 hours.6. Set ice cubes in serving glasses.7. Pour tea and mint leaves. Serve chilled.
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