Iced Tea Recipes

Iced Tea Recipes

We are in the thick of summer and Iced Tea is the perfect way to cool off and stay hydrated.  Remember to always use fresh ice and filtered water to avoid that tainted tea flavor. You can refrigerate your tea concentrate for up to 2 days.

MOTEAJO

12 Ounces Fresh Lime Juice

1 Ounce Simple Syrup

32 Ounces Brewed Green Tea (Chilled)

8 Sprigs Fresh Mint Leaves

Lime Slices For Garnish (Optional)

Muddle mint, simple syrup, and lime juice with a pestle. Transfer to serving pitcher. Add ice and tea. Stir thoroughly to combine. Garnish with lime slice. Serves 6 to 8.

SUMMER CITRUS COOLER

32 Ounces Brewed Black or Herbal Tea (Chilled)

16 Ounces Fresh Orange Juice

Juice of 1 Lemon

3 Tablespoons Sugar

In a serving pitcher combine brewed tea, orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Serve over ice.  Serves 6 to 8.

ICED TEA LATTE

First Brew A Tea Concentrate:

6 Tablespoons Chai Tea or English Breakfast Tea

Steep in 16 ounces of boiling water for 4 minutes (Allow to Cool)

48 Ounces Milk or Milk Substitute

Fill each glass with ice. Pour tea concentrate over ice filling glass about 1/4 full. Top off each serving by filling remaining 3/4 glass with chilled Milk. Stir to blend. Serves 6 to 8.

HOT BREWING METHOD

Ingredients & Tools:

Makes 1/2 Gallon (64 Fluid Ounces/2 Quarts)

20 Grams Loose Leaf Tea (3 to 8 Tablespoons – Portion less dry tea for small leaf teas and more tea for bulky, large leaf teas)

Tea Infuser

Heat Resistant 2 Quart Container

1 Quart Boiling Hot Water (32 Fluid Ounces)

1 Quart Fresh Ice Cubes

BREWING ICED TEA CONCENTRATE

Place tea in infuser

Place infuser in 1 quart container

Pour 1 quart of boiling hot water over tea leaves

Steep 5 minutes and then remove tea infuser

Allow tea to cool to room temperature.

To Serve:

Fill glasses with ice. Pour brewed tea over ice. Add garnish and enjoy!

COLD BREWING METHOD

OVERNIGHT

Makes 1/2 Gallon (64 Fluid Ounces/2 Quarts)

20 Grams Loose Leave Tea (3 to 8 Tablespoons)

Tea Strainer

2 Quart Pitcher

1 1/2 Quarts Cold Water (48 Fluid Ounces)

1/2 Quart Fresh Ice Cubes

 Brewing: Place tea in 2 quart pitcher. Place 1 1/2 quarts (32 ounces) cold water over tea leaves. Cover pitcher and place in refrigerator overnight.

To Serve:

Pour into a glass over ice. Sip and enjoy!

ICED TEA TIPS

Many teas blend well with fruit juice. Try mixing a one-to-one combination of your favorite fruit juice and your favorite iced. Tea.

Adding fresh herbs from your garden to iced tea is an aromatic and attractive way to enhance any brew. Mint, thyme, marjoram, sage, tarragon, and lemon verbena are all excellent herbs to use.

Make tea ice cubes! Extra strong tea makes great ice cubes and can be added to smoothies, cocktails or fruit punches.

Got iced tea cubes? You can make sophisticated slushies by crushing and blending tea ice cubes. I recommend hibiscus, jasmine or mint tea.

Try giving a twist to your chilled black tea by adding ice cubes made from lemonade to your cold black or green tea. 

Adding sparking water or soda to your iced tea concentrate can give your drink a fizzy festive kick.

© Victoria Hart Glavin

 

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