These have gotta be the prettiest ice cubes… check out the berries :)
Not to mention brain boosting antioxidants …..
Pomegranate never looked this good to me …. :)
Do not squeeze the teabag.
Squeezing teabags is very tempting. After all, we want to get the most from our tea dollars. So, those last few drops in your teabag seem like a waste if you don’t squeeze them into your cup. Right? No.
When you squeeze out that last bit of liquid from your tea bag you release tannins and oils that make the tea bitter. Also, if you squeeze too hard, you run the risk of breaking the bag and releasing all of the fannings into your drink.
Some simple tips you might want to take heed:
Boil the water. Not hot, boiling (except for green and white tea, which need cooler water). If you have time, rinse the mugs/teapot with hot water first to warm them up (so they don’t cool the boiling water).
Leave the teabag as long as possible. Let it brew for a while so flavour of the tea is properly extracted.
Remove the teabag, THEN add sugar and/or milk. Adding the sugar and milk stunts the brewing process. The fatty milk adheres to the tea molecules in such a way that it inhibits further brewing.
The Queen is in the parlor.. eating bread and honey and making her lists :)