Black Currant Cranberry Iced Tea with Crystallized Ginger
This combo makes for a sweet yet tangy tea that pairs well with cake and biscuits! All you need to do is boil water, add tea bags and fresh ginger and remove it from the heat to allow the tea to steep. Add black currant juice and some sugar and chill. Garnish with crystallized ginger while serving.
Watermelon Green Iced Tea
Another way to make use of delicious summer fruits! While your tea bags and boiling water are simmering away together, puree seedless watermelon cubes. 10 minutes later, remove the teabags and add watermelon puree, juice of 1 lime and sugar. Chill!
Basil Peppermint Ice Tea
A virgin mojito of sorts, this cool summer drink will keep you fresh and hydrated. Place mint and basil in a pot and add in boiling water. Let leaves and tea steep for 10 minutes (longer, if you prefer a stronger taste). Crush the leaves if you want a brighter colour. Add honey, sugar or maple syrup for sweetness. Chill and serve.
Raspberry Ice Tea
It looks as pretty as a picture in a glass, but what really makes it perfect for a summer picnic is its fruity taste. Boil water and add sugar. Remove from the heat and add tea bags, allowing them to steep for a few minutes. In another pan, add fresh raspberries and quarter cup water and bring to a boil. Allow both to simmer and then strain the raspberries using a wooden spoon to release all the liquid. Discard the pulp, while adding the raspberry uice to the tea and chilling until ready to serve. Garnish with small raspberry pieces.
Thai Iced Tea Float
Thai Iced tea is made from strongly brewed Ceylon tea. While many use it to combat spicy curries in Thai restaurants, you can sip on this refreshing drink at home, too. This concentrated tea is infused with star anise and cloves which give it a warm, spiced aroma. It’s sweetened with a little sugar and a spoonful of condensed milk, but for an added dose of indulgence, add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Strawberry – Rhubarb Iced Tea
Here’s a fruity tea that works as a wonderful brunch drink. Combine chopped rhubarb, water and sugar and boil over medium heat until rhubarb has broken into shreds. Once it cools, strain and refrigerate. Separately, boil water and pour over teabags in a large pitcher. Once it brews, remove the teabags and refrigerate the water. Add rhubarb syrup into the chilled tea and stir. Slice strawberries and layer with ice in the serving glass.
Grapefruit Iced Tea
Take a step towards your weightloss goals with some grapefruit and cinnamon. Pour boiling water over tea bags and sliced grapefruit. Remove tea bags and fruits and set aside tea to cool. Add ice cubes and serve! Can’t get any easier, can it?
Black Forest Iced Tea
Feeling fancy? This one’s right up your alley. Full of flavor, this black tea has cherry juice, some cocoa and cinnamon infused in it. Serve it over ice with cherries and some fresh cream. It’s delicious!
Go ahead and trade in those tea and coffee mugs, people! We’re sure that one of these iced teas surely has you putting the kettle on! Tell us which one you took a liking to in the comments below!