With the unexpectedly long and hot summer, many of us are in a desperate need of icy-cold drinks. Although it’s tempting to buy an instant refreshment, this summer try something healthier and make your home-made fruit iced-tea. For the best fruit iced-tea you will need quality tea, fresh spring water, ice, and possibly – real fruit. They will only require a few minutes of your time and contain no preservatives or refined sugars.
The most genuine fruit iced-tea is made with loose fruit tea. You can use any type of tea you want, but we recommend those with intense scent and flavour. What’s the best about them is that they contain absolutely no caffeine and very little calories.
2 spoons of Naughty loose leaf tea
200 ml of water
Use approximately 2 spoonsof loose leaf tea for 200ml of water. Although you can cold brew it overnight in the fridge, it’s better to prepare it in the usual old-fashionedway. Bring water to boil and brew the tea for about 10 minutes. Add honey to the shaker (optional), then pour in strained tea and fill it with ice. Shake for about one minute. Serve in glass filled with ice. Add a few pieces of fresh fruit for decoration.
For a fruit iced-tea with a caffeine kick, try the super easy recipe for making fruit-infused black tea. It’s perfect for relaxed and refreshing summer afternoon tea parties.
fruits of choice (enough to fill the pitcher) – mango, peaches, strawberries, lychee, etc.
1 litre of water
2-3 teabags of English Breakfast tea
Peel and cut fruits and put them in a large 1 litrepitcher or glass teapot. Add black tea teabags and honey (optional). Bring water to boil, pour it into the pitcher and let if infuse for at least 10 minutes. Fill the cups with ice and pour in the tea.Tags: black tea, fruit tea, iced tea