iced ceylon gold
1 Ceylon Gold Tea-Over-Ice infuser
¼ - ½ cup of sugar
sprigs of fresh mint
Small top pitcher
- Muddle 2-3 springs of mint
- Add Ceylon Gold Tea-Over-Ice Infuser and fill with heated water
- Add up to ½ cup sugar
- Steep infuser for 5 minutes, stir well until sugar is dissolved
Large bottom pitcher
- Fill with ice
- Pour contents of small pitcher into bottom pitcher
- Serve in tall iced-filled glass and garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.
* Limiting sugar to ¼ cup may be best for sweet tea novices.
Makes 2-3 servings
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
Sweet Southern Iced Tea Anyone?
Excellent tea. Makes a pitcher of the best Southern Iced Tea with the Amber Rock Sugar. Mama would be proud to taste my tea with Iced Ceylon Gold. So smooth going down on a hot Arizona day. You will never go back to the regular black tea sold in the grocery store.
5/6/11 | Connie, Tempe, AZ
The BEST Iced Tea
This is the best iced tea I have ever made at home. I am a fan for life and will definitely be buying again! I just love it!
4/6/11 | Katie, Madison, WI
BEST ICED TEA YOU WILL EVER TASTE
My daughter gave me the Ceylon Gold tea and the duel pitchers for my birthday. This has got to be the best iced tea that I have ever tasted, and I have tasted a lot of teas. Up until now, Starbuck's was my favorite, but now I stay home and save my money, because I can make it better than they can. Thank you!!! Elizabeth Kuhn
9/5/10 | Elizabeth, San Jose,, CA
The gold standard for making iced tea.
3/14/10 | Lindy, Austin,, TX
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.