by Touseef Shaikh
Iced tea is the delicious beverage and is great for the season when it is too hot. However, sometimes you may want to make iced tea at home rather than looking for brands. So here are some of the iced tea recipes which may be helpful for you:
Earl Grey is one of the world’s most recognised flavored teas. Usually, this quintessentially British tea is a black tea base flavored with bergamot orange rind oil, a citrus fruit that looks and tastes somewhere between an orange and a lemon with a little grapefruit and lime tossed in.
Today’s bergamot orange cultivar is considered to be a hybrid between the Mediterranean native bitter Seville orange and a Southeast Asian native sweet lime/lemon.
Scented and flavored teas are Chinese in a special way. Early Chinese tea masters were constantly experimenting with means of making their teas more exotic. From the fragrant flowers of jasmine and wild rosebuds to the sour oranges and tender berries of lychee.
Mix the sugar and water together over medium heat in a shallow saucepan. Bring to a boil the mixture, reduce the heat, and cook until the sugar is dissolved. Add the bags of tea and the slices of lemon. Through an ice-filled pitcher, pour the syrup and tea combination and apply a splash of sparkling water. Garnish them with slices of lemon and serve.
For making this, you need fresh peaches, loose tea or tea bags of your choosing, lemon juice and sugar to make it at home. I made a mildly sweet ice tea here, but, if you like, you can add more sugar. And in this recipe, you can use any sort of tea, like black tea, green tea, etc. I use black tea from the Tata Tea Gold brand here. You may add more tea leaves if you like your tea to be strong. And add fewer leaves if you like mild tea. Soak the tea for only 2-3 minutes. It can make the tea bitter otherwise.
Hibiscus is a worldwide flowering plant native to subtropical and tropical areas. Its wide and sometimes vibrant five-petal blossoms remember the herb. Some plants are used for making fruit, tea, and folk medicine, in addition to brightening a garden landscape. A plant known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, whose flowers are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin C, is chief among them.
This recipe is very basic and makes a well-balanced iced tea that is sure to satisfy your more adventurous visitors as well as impress them. Many of my peers who had never done it before really liked it more than once and refilled their bottles.
Dried hibiscus tea is a popular way to serve tea in the UK. This recipe uses dried Hibiscus flowers. The tea can be served plain in a glass or over ice and garnish with fresh mint leaves for a mild, refreshing, accentuating flavor. For the best taste, dilute the tea with an extra cup of water or to your own taste with extra water or just mix well and taste again.
Here is the full recipe for this tea.
So, you learned about some of the iced tea recipes, if you have any questions related to iced tea recipes, please do ask.
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