Back around Christmas of last year, I reviewed amazingly delicious and classy Le Palais des Thés, hot tea bags. I was really impressed with how bold and unique the tea tasted, as well as the presentation of the tea bags themselves. Recently, Le Palais des Thés, has branched out into iced tea, and they really did it right!
I live on Iced Tea during the summer. I try to avoid soda as much as possible, because even diet soda can cause you to gain weight, and it really doesn’t do much for rehydration anyway. Iced Tea, on the other hand, always quenches my thirst. I like to experiment with different flavors, and those that taste good straight are especially important to me because I don’t want to have to add a lot of sugar or other stuff to my tea.
With Le Palais des Thés, XL Iced Tea bags, you definitely don’t have to add much of anything for it to taste great. I tried the Thé des Sources, which is a minty green tea, and it’s delicious just plain or with a tiny bit of Splenda. Like their hot tea, the iced tea blends come in high-quality muslin bags that scream “high class” when you open the package. Well, okay, maybe they don’t literally scream, that would be weird, but you know right away that you’re in for a real treat. The little rose and cornflower petals not only add a hint of extra flavor, but they enhance the overall aesthetics of the tea.
Le Palais des Thés, Iced Tea Varieties
Le Palais des Thés, unveiled four different varieties of their XL Iced Tea Bags. In addition to the Thé des Sources mentioned above, they also have:
- Wu Long 7 Agrumes- Am Oolong-based citrus-flavored tea with lemon, grapefruit, sweet orange, and mandarin flavors.
- Thé des Alizés- a green tea base with white peach, kiwi, and watermelon flavors
- Thé du Hammam- a green tea with hearty floral and deeper fruit flavors, with a hint of rose. I’ve tried the The du Hammam as a hot tea, and it was amazing. I can only imagine how awesome the iced version is.
Le Palais des Thés, Iced Tea Preparation Directions and Recipe
Prep: Just place one XL tea bag in 16 ounces (2 cups) of water and steep for about 30 minutes. If you’re using a quart-size container, use two tea bags. The longer you let it steep, the stronger it will be, so be sure to check it after 30 minutes to make sure it’s how you like it. I left my tea bag in the whole time I was drinking it, because I’m weird like that. The mint never got overwhelming or bitter.
|Le Palais des Thes Afternoon at the Hammam||
- 8 oz. iced The du Hammam
- 4 oz. orange juice
- 2 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 oz. pomegranate juice
- 1-2 tsp. agave syrup
- Mix all into a carafe and enjoy
Visit Le Palais des Thés, to check out their different flavors and order your XL Iced Tea Bags. The Summer Teas Selection Box is the best deal, with four bags of each blend for $29. Keep in mind that these teas are extremely high quality blends, so they’re definitely worth the splurge.