How to make iced tea: 5 tasty summer recipes

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A big glass of iced tea on a hot summer day – a more delicious refreshment, except perhaps the lemonade, there is hardly. With natural ingredients and homemade, the drink tastes best. How to make iced tea, I show you here. You can choose between 5 easy and delicious recipes. From the classic lemon iced tea to the unique honeydew iced tea – there is certainly something for your taste.

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How to make iced tea

Why make iced tea at home?

An iced tea is quickly made, tastes much tastier and is healthier than the one from the supermarket. Because you can use only natural ingredients in its preparation and avoid additives.

Moreover, homemade iced tea does not contain excessive amounts of sugar. You determine the amount of sugar yourself. It is possible to use sugar alternatives or prepare the drink without a sweetener, just like the mango lemonade.

To create your favorite iced tea, you can experiment with different fruits, herbs and spices and their quantities.

How to make iced tea – basic recipe

The basic recipe for any type of iced tea is almost identical.

First, prepare a brew of strong tea and then immediately chill it down with ice cubes.

After that, you can sweeten the tea to your liking.

Then, depending on the desired iced tea variety, the tea is refined with lemon juice, fruit pulp and herbs.

With what kind of tea to make iced tea?

For the classic iced tea you use black tea. But you can also use other teas. I have iced tea recipes with green tea, white tea and fruit tea.

If you want to make iced tea for children, you should use fruit or herbal tea. Black tea, green tea or white tea are not suitable for the little ones.

For the iced tea recipes you can use tea bags as well as loose tea.

So that the tea does not taste bitter later, you should brew it in high doses and only briefly. Also, cool the hot tea immediately with ice cubes, so that no bitter substances arise.

Fruits and herbs of your choice

The classics among all varieties are lemon and peach iced tea. Depending on your taste, you can experiment with other fruits. Here below, in addition to the classics, are iced tea recipes with berries, honeydew melon, and lime and mint.

Add fresh lemon, lime or other fruit juice to the tea only after it has cooled. This preserves all the vitamins in the juice.

Add more flavor to your iced tea with various herbs. Mint is particularly popular for this purpose.

Sweeten to taste

You can sweeten your iced tea with a homemade fruit syrup, like the peach iced tea, or with sugar. You decide the amount according to your taste. Add sugar to the tea when it is still hot, so it dissolves faster.

Alternatives to sugar include agave syrup and maple syrup. Sometimes just the sweetness of fruit is enough, as in my honeydew iced tea recipe.

How to store and serve?

Serve your iced tea well chilled. Then it tastes best. Put it in the refrigerator for a few hours and then serve it with ice cubes.

Store homemade iced tea in the refrigerator. Depending on whether you use fresh fruit or a fruit syrup for it, you can store it between about 1 – 3 days.

Lemon iced tea recipe

Lemon iced tea recipe

The classic among all iced teas is lemon iced tea. With this recipe, you can make it yourself using only natural ingredients. You use freshly squeezed lemon juice and no additives. The amount of sugar you take according to taste.

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Peach iced tea recipe

Summer cooling

Peach iced tea is also one of the classic types of iced tea. You can make it at home with fresh fruit. This recipe makes it quick and easy. Homemade iced tea with peaches makes for a great way to cool down on a hot summer day.

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Berry iced tea recipe

How to make fruit iced tea

The iced tea with fresh berries tastes incredibly fruity and summery. It is prepared without black tea and instead with fruit tea. For the recipe you can take any fruit. I made the berry iced tea with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

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Honeydew iced tea recipe

Sugar free cool drink

If you’re looking for a different kind of iced tea, this recipe is for you. The honeydew iced tea with white tea tastes slightly creamy and fruity. Lime and mint give it a tart and fresh flavor note. The iced tea uses only the sweetness of the melon and no sugar.

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Iced green tea recipe

Iced green tea with lime and mint

This iced tea is prepared with green tea and is particularly fine and aromatic. Lime and mint perfectly complement its flavor. I sweetened the iced green tea with agave syrup. The recipe for this is lightning fast.

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Have you tried one or more of my iced tea recipes? Which one do you like best? Tell me about it in a comment.

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