“Iced tea of the mists”
“The Tea Box” by Gilles Brochard
2 cups water
3 tablespoons Darjeeling tea leaves
4 blanched almonds
4 teaspoons amaretto
Heat the water to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the tea leaves into a teapot and pour the hot water over them. Steep for 4 to 5 minutes, then strain them out.
Cool the tea for 20 minutes in the uncovered teapot.
Serve in large glasses with ice cubes. Place almonds on top. Add 1 teaspoon of amaretto per glass.
The tea can also be steeped in cold water overnight using double the quantity of tea leaves. Always keep the lid on during steeping.