Recently we were sent a selection of tea from teapigs who are a green and ethical company, with a massive range of good quality teas. All their teas are real whole leaf teas and come in special “tea temples” which give you the same convenience a tea bag would, but allow enough room for the whole tea leaves to infuse.
We made some delicious iced tea with these, and I will share with you the easy method how to make iced tea.
The people at teapigs wanted us to explore how their teas could be used in different ways, especially as ingredients for iced teas and cocktails. In the Summer when we get sunny days, iced tea is so refreshing. I love iced tea but for some reason it had never occurred to me to have a go at making it myself! It’s a great alternative to drinking juice or lemonade on hot days, as it’s all natural and less than 3 calories per cup! It has been really handy to just make a jug and keep it available in the fridge, and that also works out a lot cheaper than buying ready made bottles of iced tea from the newsagents.
As you can see above, the method of making iced tea is pretty simple:
How to make iced tea
- Place your tea temples / tea bags into a jug or glass, one per person
- Cover with hot water
- Leave to brew for 3 minutes
- Top with cold water and ice
- Sweeten if you like, with elderflower cordial or honey
- Garnish with fresh fruit
Have a look here to see all the teas which are recommended for iced tea. My favourite is the super fruits.
If you fancy making some iced tea of your own, I am happy to say teapigs have given me a code to treat my readers to 15% off* at www.teapigs.co.uk using the code BLOGGERS12
(*enter code at checkout. discount does not apply to 80g matcha tins or gifts and cheeky deals as these are already discounted)
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