I feel that I owe you all an apology. I exist on a special kind of crack that fuels my tightly wound insanity. This crack is called: iced tea. It's really rude that I haven't thought to share this with you.
Long ago, when I was only a bright eyed junior-transfer student I found a young lady who, like me chainsmoked and had love for cheap beer. I insisted that we become friends immediatedly. Poor girl, she hasn't shaken me yet.
Both of us have since evolved from crazy college students into crazier college graduates. And, one of the best things I've picked up from her, though there are many, is her iced tea.
HB Iced TeaIngredients:WaterTwinings English Breakfast teabagsTwinings Earl Grey teabagsiceDirections:Brew tea. Pour over ice. Proceed to go insane.. with flavor.
I have an iced tea maker (yay Ma!), I bought my lovely friend one two when she moved, but she used to just make it in a regular teapot (boiling water over teabags). If you're going low-tech, let the tea seep until its strength suits your taste. The key to this reproduction of her "recipe" is equal portions of teas. I usually use three Earl Grey and three English Breakfast in my iced tea maker. There's just something magical about the fruity, perfuminess of the Earl Grey and the strength of the English Breakfast.
I love to drink this. Twinings also carries a "naturally decaffeinated" variety of both. In my opinion, they aren't as robust as the fully caffeinated kind. PS, so far, I've found the most cost effective way to buy these is at Target in the big, square box (I think it's a 45 or 50 count).
:) Until next time Masterminds!