This drink reminds me Teh-O-Ais Limau from Mamak. It is a beverage made from black tea, calamansie and some sugars. With some ice cubes, it is so refreshing, especially a hot day in Malaysia. The sour from calamansie with a hint of bitterness from the tea makes it to be one of my favorite summer drinks! Not too sweet but not too bland with some fruits flavor in it.
FYI, Mamak stalls are one of the special culture in Malaysia. It’s the always the local favorite! It is normally open air food establishment that serve Indian cuisine, and most important thing is… IT IS OPENED 23 hours daily!! I guess you can consider Mamak as the diner in United States, a place that is always available when you are hungry. However, I personally feel that Mamak serves WAY BETTER food than a diner 🙂 Also, if you are a Malaysian and you’d never been to Mamak, then you SHOULD NOT consider yourself as a MALAYSIAN!
Anyway, back to the story of making Yuzu Black Tea. It is now summer in California and I am always afraid of heat. So I need something to cool myself down. When I opened my fridge, I saw that I have YUZU Tea that I bought from Asian Market!! So, I decided to use it as a replacement, to make myself a glass of fruit tea.
Yuzu Black Tea
Yield : 1 person
Time : 5 minutes
- 1 black tea bag
- 150ml hot water
- 2 tbsp of Yuzu Citron Tea
- Steep a packet of black tea for five minutes.
- Add in the Yuzu citron tea from @bokumjari according to your desired taste.
- Stir and serve with some ice.
Some tips : steep your black tea with boiling water (212F) will give you the best flavor out from the tea leaves.
What’s your most favorite beverage? Or cool down ways during summer?