Welcome to the latest issue of The Right Tea Newsletter!
Heat waves have left many of us desperate for something cool to drink all day long.
When temperatures reached over 40ºC (104ºF) the situation called for a quick and easy way to make something to drink that was both cooling and flavorful.
It was time to get the instant tea!
The summer months call for refreshing beverages, but making iced teas can take so much time.
Making a single jug of iced tea requires you to make a pot of hot tea and waiting for it to cool by either placing it in the fridge for some hours or by filling the jug with ice cubes and waiting for it to cool down, if you have those ice cubes ready, of course!
So why not try using instant teas to speed up the whole process?
Wait, are instant teas real teas?
Instant teas are powdered formulas mostly made up of sugar, black or green tea extract and flavoring. Tea extract is a concentrate made from the liquor of processed leaves or fermented tea leaves before the drying process.
The result can be a granulated substance or a powder that only needs water to release its flavor.
One famous instant tea is Turkish Apple tea. If you ever have a chance of visiting places like Istanbul, you will find this instant tea on sale everywhere.
It is not the actual Turkish tea that is sold by street tea vendors, that is usually a strong black tea that is served using a samovar.
How to make instant teas
Instant teas can be made either by placing a bit of the powder (this quantity will vary from brand to brand) and adding hot water or cold directly. Stir well and you are done.
Tips to improve your instant teas:
Advantage of using instant teas
Disadvantages of using instant teas
Unless you have health issues then it is perfectly fine to enjoy instant tea over the summer. Worried about sugar levels? Well, much like everything else, moderation is key!
Remember, much like a regular glass of iced tea, instant teas are a great and fun way to stay hydrated in the summer months.
Drink a cup of iced tea this instant
More articles about tea are coming, so keep on the lookout for the September issue of our newsletter. While you wait, look around our website and learn more about tea and its health benefits.
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