Iced Tea Nutritionals

By Chris April 10, 2011

This is another simple drink, but took us a little while to figure it out.  We use a really high quality loose leaf assam that we lightly sweeten with sugar.  To make it we steep assam for three minutes and strain it over sugar.  This is an important step because the hot tea dissolves the sugar.  If you pour cold water or tea over sugar it won’t dissolve completely and you’ll end up with a gritty drink.  What’s so hard about making that, well we found a couple of things through trial and error. If you over- steep tea or press it while you’re straining it, it will become bitter. Also, if you don’t steep it in enough hot water it will turn the tea opaque. This took us a while to figure out, but now that we have it down, we are really happy with the results.

At the restaurant, we keep it in an 8qt cambro that we drilled a faucet tap into.  We always label each batch with the date, type of drink and the initials of who made the drink on a piece of blue tape.  This way if there is a problem with the drink we can find out who made it and trouble-shoot what went wrong.  This process works great. Oh, and this is for a 12 oz serving size.

  • Calories: 31
  • Carbohydrates: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Fat: 0
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