The days are long and the sun is sweet. Sweet as candy, to me. The sun inspires everything to thrive, even my burnt skin. Lately, I’ve continued to detach from the material world and spend more time in nature.
The buzzing bees, the whooshing dragonflies, everything and everyone is living their part and doing what they can to survive in this unpredictable world.
Sitting on my balcony, my sun-kissed skin felt quenched. With nothing but a green tea bag and some freshly made rose sugar, I created a quick iced tea to cool off my balcony loafing project.
The sweetest part of the experience is that my cat, Snickers, is obsessed with the balcony. The best part of her day is to sit on my husband’s or mine’s chest and either take a nap or get combed under the bright and shining sun. She gets so happy that she licks my cheek and drools droplets of saliva out her mouth.
It’s amazing what we can learn from animals. Now, if only we humans can be as happy as a cat getting combed under the sun we would have world peace. And until that day comes, I might as well keep experimenting in the kitchen.
The iced green tea is simple and lasts several days in the refrigerator. Adding something like rose sugar gives a different hint to the tea and is the perfect beverage for hosting or celebratory events. Enjoy!
Iced Green Tea with Rose Sugar
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Waiting Time: 20 minutes
1 green tea bag
2 cups of water
3 tsp ofrose sugar
Bring the water to a boil. You will lose some water to the steam, but pour the hot water into your favorite cup. The cup I used fits about 12 oz. of liquid so I didn’t use the entire 2 cups of water.
Steep the green tea bag based on the tea’s directions. Normally, green tea tastes best when steeped between 2-3 minutes. Steeping for a long time gives it a “burnt” taste.
When hot, mix in the rose sugar. Cool the tea in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com