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Sip On Cool Brews: Popular Iced Tea Recipes

Contrary to popular belief, summer is not the only time when temperatures are running high. How often do we find ourselves trapped in a hot-tempered state of mind? In this hustle culture, more often than not, especially when we have had a long day where nothing has gone our way. On days like this when you want to cool off, iced tea can be your quick little escape. The best part is that they are incredibly easy to make! How to make iced tea at home? It is as simple as it gets. Here are some popular iced teas recipes from across the world to give you a helping hand-

5 Must-try Homemade Iced Tea Recipes

1. Thai Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. loose-leaf black tea
  • 1 pod star anise
  • 2 pods cardamom
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, optional
  • 1/8 vanilla bean, optional
  • Tamarind powder, to taste, optional
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract, optional
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp. evaporated milk, or coconut milk, or whole milk

Preparation:

-Steep the tea, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, tamarind powder, and almond extract (if using) in the boiling water for 5 minutes

-Strain the tea

-Stir in the sugar and sweetened condensed milk until both are completely dissolved

-Fill 2 tall glasses with ice

-Pour the tea over the ice, leaving an inch or so of space at the top for the evaporated milk

-Top up with more ice if needed, and then drizzle with 1 teaspoon of evaporated milk on each glass of tea

Iced tea recipes

2. Classic Lemon Iced Tea:

Ingredients:

-1.25 litres of water

-2 tbsp. of black tea leaves

-½ cup sugar

-3 tbsp. lemon juice

-ice cubes, as required

-Lemon slices & mint for garnishing

Preparation:

-Boil 1.25 litres of water on a medium flame

-Once the water comes to a boil, switch off the flame

-Add 2 tbsp. black tea powder

-Add sugar and mix well

-Let the tea leaves steep in the water for 4 to 5 minutes

-Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice

-Strain the lemon tea in a steel or glass jar

-Let the lemon tea cool at room temperature, then put it in the fridge for further cooling

-Out 3-4 ice cubes in a tall glass, along with 2-3 lemon slices

-Pour the lemon tea in the glass

-Garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaves

Lemon Iced Tea

3. Peach Iced Tea

Ingredients:

-1 ripe peaches (thinly sliced)

-½ cup granulated sugar

-1 and ½ cups water, divided

-1.5 tablespoons black or green loose leaf tea (2 tea bags will do too)

Preparation:

-Add peaches, sugar and 1 and ½ cups of water to a saucepan

-Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat

-Turn it down to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes

-Stir and crush peaches into the mixture every 5 minutes

-Pour the peach mixture into a blender and turn it into a puree

-Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer to strain out the peaches

-Pour into a pitcher and set aside

-Bring remaining 6 cups of water to a boil in the saucepan

-Turn off the flame, and add the tea and brew for 3-4 minutes

-Once done, strain out the tea leaves / remove the tea bags and transfer to the pitcher

-Stir it all and refrigerate the final mixture until cool

-Add ice cubes and peach slices to it as a final touch

4. Chamomile Strawberry Orange Iced Tea

Ingredients:

1 chamomile tea bags

1 and a half cup filtered water (room temperature)

1 juice oranges (peeled, cut into slices - no seeds)

3 large strawberries, all cut in half

1 tsp. honey

2 tsp. hot water

Preparation:

-Place 1 tea bag and 1 1/2 cups water in a jar (with a lid)

-Put 2 orange slices and 6 strawberry halves in the jar

-Cover with lids and refrigerate 12 to 24 hours

-After refrigeration, remove the tea bag from the jar

-Mix the honey and 2 tsp. of hot water

-Add one tsp. of the mixture to the concoction

-Stir once and pour the chilled brew in a tall glass

5. Hibiscus Iced Tea

Ingredients:

-1 hibiscus tea bags

-¾ cup sugar

-1 navel orange (thinly sliced)

-1 lime (thinly sliced)

Preparation:

-Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan

-Once boiled, remove from heat, and add the hibiscus tea bags

-Cover with a lid and steep for 5-7 minutes

-Once brewed, remove the tea bags

-Add the sugar, and stir until dissolved

-Next, add the orange and lime slices

-Put the mixture in the refrigerator and cool for 2 to 6 hours

-After cooling, serve in a tall glass over ice cubes

Peach Iced Tea

Mint Iced Green Tea Recipe By Tea Culture of the World

At Tea Culture of the World, we have our very own special Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe, curated for the love of cool brews. Each time the craving for a chilled glass knocks on your door, turn to this recipe and pour yourself the elixir of refreshment-

Ingredients:

-3 tea bags of Moroccan Mint Tea

-2 cups / 475 ml Water

-Mint leaves, coarsely chopped

-½ cup / 120 ml Lemon juice

-2 tbsp. / 30 ml Sugar syrup

-Ice cubes

-4 whole Mint leaves for garnish

Preparation:

-Bring 2 cups of water just to a boil, turn off the heat.

-Add the tea bags and chopped mint leaves, and infuse for 5 minutes.

-Squeeze the bags to remove as much liquid as possible.

-Cool the tea to lukewarm and strain into 2 glasses.

-Stir ¼ cup of lemon juice and 1 tbsp of sugar syrup into each glass.

-Add ice cubes, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.

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