“Iced tea of the mists” by Gilles Brochard

“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.