Darjeeling is smoother, lighter, and more floral than other black teas, making it perfect for iced teas! Take your iced tea game up a notch with this delicious single-origin Darjeeling. There’s no bitterness that has to be masked by sugar, though it holds up to being sweetened incredibly well – remaining floral and light, delicious and refreshing.
This recipe makes a half gallon of iced Darjeeling. If you're using the smaller bag (the tan one), use the whole bag! And since Darjeeling is a little more delicate than other black teas, make sure you let your water cool a bit before you add the tea. Too hot of water can result in a bitter flavor. We usually shoot for about 185° F, which is usually about 2 min. off the heat after it’s come to a boil.
Also, this recipe is designed for being served right away. If you're planning ahead, you can skip the ice and just top off the brewed tea with enough water to make a 1/2 gallon and then stick it in the fridge for later.
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