Make your own iced-tea at home

Much needed on a hot day, this recipe will get you a delicious pitcher of homemade iced-tea ! How refreshing ?

Iced-tea is definitely my go-to drink during the summer to beat the heat ! Well, when there is heat in the first place … Making it yourself at home requires very few steps and very few ingredients. I am a big fan of simple recipes!

Some swear the secret to a great iced-tea is to brew it cold. I honestly never try it like that. I make my iced-tea with simmering water and I simply wait for it to get cold. But lots of recipe seems to advocate for a cold brew tea. I love how my tea turns out, so if it is not broken, there is no need to fix it, right ? But I’ll definitely try it one day ! In the meantime, make sure to try this recipe and let us know how you like it !

The ingredients

Homemade iced tea

You’ll need very few ingredients to make this recipe.

Your favourite white tea.

The tea is used is a white cherry tea. The smell is gorgeous and it adds a great subtle cherry aroma to the tea. I prefer using withe tea because it has a milder, more balanced and subtle flavour overall.

There is a vast selections of teas out there, so find what works best for your taste buds !

Your favourite sweetener

This step is definitely optional. Personally, for me it isn’t :) ! My favourite sweetener is cane sugar. I went for 2 Tablespoons but add as much or as little as you like. I find that sugar enhance the flavour of the tea.

Add-ins : Fruits & Herbs

Lately, I have been obsessed with nectarine. It is my favourite add-in for my tea at the moment. Then I used slices of lime, lemon and some fresh mint. Go with what you like. The possibility are endless : Basil, rosemary, blueberries, peaches…. Be creative !

Make iced tea at home

Tips & Tricks

  • Always add your sweetener while your tea is still hot. It will help dissolving the sugar.

  • Don’t let your leaves steep in the water for too long or you’ll end up with a bitter tea !

iced tea

The process

Make iced-tea with loose leaf tea

Hope you enjoyed this recipe and will try it for yourself !
Daphné


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