Creating your own iced tea
Quench your thirst before Summer Ends
Iced teas, have you tried them? Do you love them? Have you ever made your own?
Iced teas can be a little tricky to get right, but once you do, they will zing and pop!
I know we are at the end of the summer, but don’t let that put you off, pull out your shorts, put on some summer tunes and steep yourself a delicious iced tea.
One of the things I love about iced tea is that I can prepare it in the evening or in the morning of those last few beautiful long hot days at the end of summer and not only is it refreshing it usually looks gorgeous.
Typically Iced tea is created from steeping hot tea and is then chilled. It is not difficult, it just takes a little of your time.
Today we often don’t like to use sugar in our drinks if we can avoid it, however iced tea is typically made with a sweetner, to enhance the flavour and draw out the incredible flavours. The good news is that you can easily swap out sugar for honey or maple syrup and work your way down to reducing the sugar content down and adjusting your tastebuds.
As you know there are many flavours of iced tea, the one I want to walk you through today is an iced tea made from our – Celebration Hibiscus loose leaf tea. While it is not the traditional use of this tea, it is a delightful, beautiful adaptation.
Iced Hibiscus Tea
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes.
I add a heaped teaspoon of hibiscus to my teapot, half a stick of cinnamon and a dollop of honey at the bottom of my teapot, and I gently stir the honey in as you pour the hot water.
- Steep 20-30 minutes
Allow the hibiscus tea to steep for 20-30 minutes until you get your desired depth of flavour. Absolutely taste it now while it is hot and check that you like the flavour, drain and allow it to cool.
Once cool – refrigerate until chilled.
- Serve and relax
Pour into your favourite glass and add a sprig of mint or some berries and sit back relax and soak up those last summer rays whilst enjoying this delicious iced tea xx.
Have a go at making your own iced hibiscus tea and let me know in the comments below, let me know how you got on and any other ideas to try.
View our Celebration Hibiscus Tea to get started on your own iced tea steeping journey.
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