Hands down, our favourite summer time drink is iced tea - did you know that iced tea can be SO much better than the sickly sweet non–tea flavoured drinks we’re all so familiar with? Well, it can – and we’re going to share our favourite recipe to create the perfect, full of flavour, real iced tea every single time.
Serves 4 / makes 1 litre
- Pop 4 tea temples in to a 1 litre jug
- Add freshly boiled water til 1/3 full
- Brew for 5 mins +
- Add cold water til 2/3 full
- Top with ice
- Add some fresh fruit for extra flavour and prettiness. Lemons and limes go well with traditional teas and red berries and passion fruit taste amazing with our fruit and herbal teas.
We like to keep the temples in, as they will continue to infuse - but feel free to take them out if you'd prefer
All teapigs teas work brilliantly iced, whether you fancy black, green, blue or herbal – each and every one creates a powerful flavour after just a few minutes brewing time!
However, we do have a few favourites which reside particularly close to our hearts:
*Psssst - add a splash of gin or vodka to any of the above, to make it a tad more sophisticated!*
- The classic one: teapigs Darjeeling Earl Grey tea temples, a squeeze of fresh lemon and some lemon slices for decoration
- The elegant one: teapigs Mao Feng Green tea temples, a handful of cucumber and lime slices, and 3-4 mint leaves
- The “wow, that’s a lot of flavour” one: teapigs Liquorice and Mint tea temples. Straight up. The peppermint leaves in these tea temples are the mintiest around and the liquorice gives you lots of natural sweetness.
- The fruity one: teapigs Super fruit tea temples, two handfuls of fresh berries, the fruit of 2 passion fruits. You’ll never need to buy cordial again!
- The lemony one: teapigs Lemon and Ginger tea temples, some lemon zest (fancy!) and if you’re big on ginger, you can grate a little and add that too.
- The summer daze one: teapigs Rhubarb and Ginger tea temples straight up, complete with a dash of honey,and some extra berries - perfect for a summer evening!