Looking for the ultimate iced tea recipe? Then you come to the right place. Iced tea is the perfect beverage during summertime and on hot, sunny days. It is perfect for days when you just want to chill and freshen up. It is also the perfect partner for every meal and is best shared with family and friends.
Here are a few examples of cool, delicious and healthy iced tea recipes that you can choose from:
Boston Iced Tea
- 2 liters water
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 8 tea bags (black tea)
- 2 cups cranberry juice concentrate
In a medium-sized pan or pot, bring the water to a boil. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Add teabags and steep for 5 minutes or until desired strength is achieved. Stir in cranberry juice concentrate. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before placing in the refrigerator. Add ice cubes before serving.
Orange Earl Grey Tea
- 2 liters water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 8 tea bags (Earl Grey Tea)
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons sliced orange peels or peel of one orange
In a small pan, bring 1 liter of water to a boil. Stir in sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from heat. Allow to cool for 2 minutes. Steep the teabags and orange peels for 5 minutes or until desired strength is achieved. Remove the teabags and strain the orange peels. Place on a large pitcher. Add orange juice and 1 liter of cold water. Stir. Allow cooling for 5-10 minutes before placing in the refrigerator. Add ice cubes before serving.
Honey-Lemon Iced Green Tea
2 liters water
2 cups honey
8 teabags (green tea)
1 medium-sized lemon
In a small pan or pot, bring to a boil 1 liter of water. Remove from heat and allow cooling for 3 minutes. Steep the teabags for 3 minutes or until desired strength is achieved. Remove teabags. Stir in honey. Add 1 liter of water and stir. Slice lemon into thin wedges and add to mixture. Allow to cool before placing in the refrigerator. Add ice cubes prior to serving.
Place slices of lemon or orange on the rim of the glass. Fill the glass with ice cubes before pouring the ice tea mixture.
If you are preparing this drink for a dinner party one way to really knock it out of the park, and provide the perfect chilled rink is to put the tea in the fridge to let it cool. Then about half an hour before your party begins put the pitcher in the freezer. This will bring down the core temperature and will ensure that the ice cubes don’t melt right away. This avoids watering down your drink, while still having a cold beverage ready for your guests!