One thing I have done to stay cool this summer is make my own iced tea.
The recipe I came up with is as follows:
Ingredients: 1 lemon, 1 lime, 5 tea bags, 10-12 heaping tablespoons of sugar, 2 liters of water.
Steps, bring 2 liters of water to a boil in a large pot, remove from heat and add tea bags, let steep 5 minutes, after steep (remove tea bags), add sugar, squeeze one lemon through a strainer into the pot, do the same with the lime, put empty juice jug into an empty sink and pour in the contents of the pot into your juice jug, then chill it in the fridge for about an hour and 20 minutes before serving.
Making it myself I have calculated the cost per 2L to be around 90 cents, as opposed to store bought ice tea at $1.87 per 2L.
EDIT: As a slight modification to the recipe above, instead use 7 cups of water, then after the sugar and lemon/limes add about 8 ice cubes to make it cool alot faster.
The ice cubes will melt very fast, and adding more ice cubes they will likely melt, so it’s probably best to add ice cubes to the drink when you serve it rather than to the whole pitcher in the fridge. Except for the ice cube modification to the recipe above as you want those to melt in it to replace for the reduced water.
New monkey species discovered.
named: “C. lomamiensis”, “like C. hamlyni, is semi-terrestrial with a diet containing terrestrial herbaceous vegetation. “.
So I take it’s a herbivore, it looks very gentle and understanding in an almost uncannily human way.
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