Homemade Iced Tea

I love tea but sometimes, in the sunshine, I just can’t face a hot cup of tea. Iced tea is a great alternative for a summer’s day; it not only tastes yummy but is super refreshing. It’s easy to make but does take a little time so it’s great to prepare ahead of time and keep on hand in the fridge for when you fancy some.

Simply brew some tea, add in some fresh lemon and allow to sit for the flavour to develop and the mix to cool. Put in a container in the fridge/freezer to get nice and cold and then serve. It’s that simple. You can change up the type of tea or add lime or orange or another flavour. You can really make this work for whatever your taste buds fancy.

iced tea

 

Ingredients:

2 litres hot water

5 tea bags (I like to use 3 black tea and 2 green tea)

Juice of 1-2 lemons

 

Time: 5 minutes of work, a few hours to let it cool

Makes 2 litres of iced tea

  1. Boil 2 litres of water in a kettle. Pour into a large bowl with 5 tea bags. Add the juice of 2 lemons and add the empty lemons into the bowl too.
  2. Let the mix sit for about 3-4 hours. Allow the tea to cool and the flavours to develop.
  3. Remove the tea bags and lemon skins squeezing any tea and juice out of these as you go.
  4. Transfer the tea into a sealable container or two and put in the fridge or freezer to get it nice and cold. I put mine in the freezer for about an hour.
  5. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and enjoy!

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