21/07/2017

DO YOU SAY "ICED TEA" OR "ICE TEA"?

We've had our fair say on tea related debates in the past . You can check out our two pennies' worth on the age old "milk first or last" debate here. Summer-centric tea debates are no exception, so this week we're myth busting all things iced tea related. 

"IS IT 'ICED TEA' OR 'ICE TEA'?"

A group of awesome ice tea

We didn't really think of this as a divisive issue until our Words and Pictures team started scouring the internet for all things iced tea. We discovered that there's roughly a 50 / 50 split on people saying "iced tea" or "ice tea". Straight down the middle? That's as divisive as it gets. 

The simple truth is that "ice tea" doesn't make any sense - you might be getting at the same process as with "iced tea", but it's definitely grammatically incorrect -  it's a bit like saying "boil cabbage" or "fry egg". 

When making iced/ice/icy/ice/cold/whatever you call it you have a few truly unbreakable rules to contend with, even if you can cope with being a grammar raider:

  • Always use whole, rolled leaves to make iced tea.
  • With the exception of fruit infusions, stick to cold brewing.
  • Look out for the word "extract". it's a blaring clue that the drink might be less awesome, more... Ugh. 

Drop a line to hello@brewteacompany.co.uk if you've got any iced tea questions, or awesome recipe ideas!

 

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