Making Iced Tea
We are often asking about making Iced Tea. Hot tea can be refreshing even in warm weather but… iced tea is a great way to enjoy your favourite infusions even on the warmest of days! The great news is it is so easy to do! Flavours and combinations are limited only your imagination, read on for our top tips tricks and instructions.
What kind of teas work best for making iced tea?
Any! If you can brew it hot you can turn it into an iced tea. We usually recommend fruit infusions for several reasons. Most fruit infusions have strong flavours, they can be brewed with out the risk of turning bitter like black or green teas. Fruit infusions are caffeine free too so are suitable for everybody. Fruit infusions often have nice colour to them once they are brewed too, so are aesthetically pleasing.
How To Brew
- Simply brew your selected tea, remember- you will need to brew your tea stronger than you would usually would, it will be watered down once the ice melts. We would recommend using about two teaspoons of loose tea to each 200ml of water you use.
- If you are in a hurry to drink your iced tea brew it, let it cool a little and pour over plenty of ice. If you are making up tea for a later occasion allow the tea to cool on its own and add the ice when you are ready to serve it.
- Once your tea is brewed and with ice then you can add your own touches. If you would like to add fruit pieces or even a little tipple why not? Iced tea cocktails are not only delicious but add a little something to any party or gathering. If you have a sweet tooth or are using Black Tea, it may be an idea to add a little sugar while the tea is still hot.
Now that you know how to make your tea cooler here are some ideas for teas which would be perfect for fabulous summery iced beverages
Dorset Fruit basket is packed full of summer fruity berry flavours! Ideal for iced teas because of the strong flavour and pleasing red colour when brewed.
This fruit infusion is fresh and fruity, perfect for iced teas! Beautiful pineapple pieces, apples and oranges bring a taste of summer. A dash of spearmint and lemongrass add refreshment that makes this the tea for a perfect summer cooler.
Mint tea is such a classic and well known tea when it comes to refreshment and invigoration. We have pure herbal peppermint and spearmint (also called nana mint) infusions available as well as other teas that have a hint of mint. Browse our selection to find the perfect mint tea for you.
This is one of our newer fruit infusions and is already a favourite in our shop! A flavoursome mix of currants and tropical fruits this fruity number packs a punch on the tastebuds as well as visually thanks to the hibiscus blossoms that give it its deep red colour.
Raspberry Tart a green tea with pieces of real raspberries, pineapple and pink cornflower blossoms. Delicate but with a biscuit like sweetness, it makes a deliciously thirst quenching iced tea!
We hope this guide has helped you get started and given you a few ideas. Have fun and experimenting with your favourite teas! We would love to know which is your favourite. Browse our fruit tea selection for more awesome iced tea options. If you do create your own iced tea share them with us on our facebook page or instagram.