Saturday, February 6, 2010

Where Does Ice Lemon Tea Come From?

Ice Lemon Tea is a gorgeous drink. My kids love having the drink, probably because of the tangy taste from the mix of tea and lemon.

An ordinary glass of ice lemon tea is such a great thirst quencher. For me, I take it without sugar. I like the taste of tea and the sourness of the lemon. And the combination makes a good internal clearner.

Here's a simple way to make a glass of ice lemon tea:

One black tea bag simmered in hot water
Add sugar (it would be better to caramilised sugar - heat water and add about 2 tablespoons of sugar)
Squeeze half a lemon (you can substitute it with lime)
Add everything together.
Lastly add ice.

As you mix and stir and caramalise, talk to your kids and you can teach your kids several things in just perhaps 10 minutes:

1. Tea
Which part of tree does tea come from, how is tea made (you can refer to ) for guidance. For older children, explain how black tea can be good for health

2. Sugar
Does sugar come from plants or chemicaly processed. Sugar actually comes from sugar cane.
Caramilising sugar changes its form - why - because heat changes the molucule structure of sugar.

3. Lime and Lemon
There is a difference between the two. One is usually green and the other is yellow. Interestingly, lime grows in tropical climates while lemon in colder climates.

Have a fun time with your kids. You will find that its a beautiful experience . Watching kids making drinks - mixing and stiring. And let them concort mixtures. It gets them thinking, their imaginative mind is triggered and their general knowledge just explodes in a matter of minutes. And quite often ignored is the development of their motor skills. ITs simply a
brilliant mix!

1 comment:

  1. This is a great way to teach children. I have never thought of it this way. Please keep the blogs coming