An Apology Sweetened by Totally Perfect Iced Tea (with a secret ingredient..)


If there are people out there who spend time sitting by their computers in eager anticipation of my thrice-a-week posts, I’m afraid they will have been disappointed during the last week.. Yes, I can quite imagine the despair moving like an earthquake through the thousands of homes world-wide; “Oh no, we haven’t heard from Kristine this week!” As if! Well, a girl can dream 🙂

However, to the dearly treasured following that I do have (who probably at this point are looking up from the screen thinking “it’s been a week already?”), I do apologize. As I mentioned in my last post my parents are over from Norway. I haven’t seen them in 7 months and they’re only staying 10 days, so my posts have been put slightly to the side. I hope you’ll forgive me, and I aim to wipe out any grudges by sharing a delicious recipe for iced sweet tea that is sure to tickle your fancy!

I quite agree with Ms. Poppins that a spoon-full of sugar tends to make the medicine go down, and so this recipe should do the trick.

I originally found this beautiful iced tea recipe via Pinterest from a blog called Craving Comfort. I changed it only a little bit, and I assume you can do the same to suit your taste, but the “secret” ingredient I would not dare touch as it totally makes this tea!


For my jug I used:

4 teabags (Wedgwood Picnic Tea)
3 cups boiling water
4 cups cold water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda (!)
1/2 lemon, sliced

Sprinkle baking soda into the jug, add teabags and pour over hot water (careful with glass jugs!)

Cover the jug and let it steep for 15 minutes before you remove the teabags and add sugar. Take care to stir until the sugar is completely dissolved before you add cold water.

Refrigerate and add lemon + ice cubes before serving it.

This iced tea is divine and completely free of that bitter tea “after-taste”!


6 Comments on “An Apology Sweetened by Totally Perfect Iced Tea (with a secret ingredient..)”

  1. I do love ice tea, but mainly I’ll do anything to get in a more spring-summer state of mind! I’m so very over winter here in NYC. The secret ingredient is so interesting. Can’t wait to give it a try!

    Please do enjoy your parents’ visit. I hope the weather has improved! I have missed your posts (!) but totally understand and would be a bit concerned if you spent their entire visit photographing recipes and writing posts 🙂


    • Nothing like a yummy iced tea to bring on the summer feeling! In fact it’s just what we need here.. My parents have had 3 days of sun on their 12 day visit ha (out of something like 300 sun days in QLD) Nothing like a bit of luck!


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