As a high school student, I used to daydream about the cool, sophisticated person I would become in college. It was always the same. I would be casually lounging on a park bench reading about philosophy or politics and sipping on a tall glass of unsweetened iced tea.
When I got to college, I was shocked to realize that similar to my high school self, college Ari had very little interest in philosophy or politics. I was also shocked to realize that unbottled, unsweetened iced tea was almost impossible to find at Wesleyan. True, there was a brief stint this fall when Pi started offering iced black teas, but due to its lack of popularity, this item was quickly removed from the menu.
As Spring dawns on us, and my cravings for unsweetened iced tea grow stronger by the day, I finally decided to take action. I had to figure out how to get myself the drink I crave.
Today I figured it out. I made iced tea at Pi, and you can too! It only takes five minutes, and the results are extraordinary.
- the teabag of your choice
- a huge cup of ice and a smaller cup of ice
- hot water
- Fill a cup with hot water, and brew your tea according to the directions on the bag.
- After the tea is fully brewed, start dropping ice cubes from the smaller cup of ice into the hot water. Do this with about half the ice cubes in the cup. Put any remaining cubes into the larger cup of ice.
- Once your tea stops steaming, carefully pour the hot water into the large cup of ice.
- Serve immediately
Happy Spring and enjoy this recipe! Let me know what you think.