This is a super simple recipe which is a perfect alternative to soda and sugary drinks. Whether you’re preparing refreshments for a patio party or just want something to keep your temperature down on a hot summers’ day, I’ve found this Herbal Iced Tea is always such a hit with my guests.

This recipe can also be adapted by using coffee that is allowed to steep and cool rather than tea.

OR, feeling fancy? Add a tipple of your favourite alcohol such as vodka or gin to get those tastebuds really tingling. Sold yet?

..seriously though guys, get your own darn drink!

Refreshing Herbal Iced Tea


INGREDIENTS

– 4 teabags or tsp loose leaf leaves in an infuser per litre of water used or 1 teabag per cup (peppermint is a great flavour for this recipe)
– Water juiced lemon per litre of water (save the rind and grate into lemon zest)
– Ice cubes (as many or as little as you like!)
– Fresh parsley or mint leaves (different kinds of herbs would also work depending on the flavour of tea or you could add some cinnamon!)

METHOD

– Fill pitcher with water; this should be about 1 teabag per cup of water
– Place teabags in pitcher or tea leaves in tea infuser/teapot.
– Stir well and bob the bags up and down in the water then to allow the tea to infuse for 15 minutes.
– Pour some of the tea into an ice cube tray to make ice cubes from your drink!
– Allow to cool completely then place in fridge until ready to serve, I recommend brewing overnight for a stronger infusion.
– Remove tea bags from water vessel or remove tea leaves from teapot. (extra vegan points if you put the teabags/tea leaves in a wormfarm or compost them!)
– Add the lemon juice and lemon zest
– Serve with fresh parsley and lots of those ice cubes you made in step 4!

 Optional: Stir in some sugar or sweetener to take the edge off or some citric acid

 

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