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'?"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got any iced tea questions, or awesome recipe ideas!