Iced Tea

The sun is out and the days are still long so make the most of them with some cooling Iced Teas from TeaChest.

Darjeeling-Emerald

Iced Green Tea and Mint

Bring one litre of water to the boil and then let it cool for 5-10 minutes till the water reaches approximately 80 degrees Celsius.

Add 4-6 Darjeeling Green or Zhejiang Cloud TeaChest teabags along side a few sprigs of fresh mint to the water and let steep for around three minutes. Remove the teabags and place in the fridge till it is chilled.

Prepare a large 1.5 – 2 litre jug for the iced tea, add some more fresh sprigs of mint along side a large amount of ice. You can add slices of fresh lemon and sugar too if you wish.

Pour in the chilled tea and serve.

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Honeybush and Apple fruit Iced tea

Bring half a litre of water to the boil and add 4 TeaChest Honeybush teabags to the water along side some cinnamon quils and cloves (to taste). Let them steep for 5-10 minutes and then remove the teabags. Leave the tea to chill.

Prepare a jug with crushed ice and pour over 250 ml of chilled clear apple juice and blend in the Honeybush tea. Check the tea and add up to another 250 ml of apple juice.

Garnish with fresh apple slices and sprigs of mint.

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Chinese Hibiscus and Lime

Boil one litre of water and pour over 4-6 TeaChest Chinese Hibiscus tea bags. Let the herbal tea steep for 5 minutes.

Remove the teabags and let the tea chill. Once chilled squeeze one fresh lime into the tea and add sugar to taste.

Serve over crushed ice.

Prince-Miha

Traditional Iced tea

Boil water 1 litre of water and pour over 3-5 TeaChest black tea bags, either Assam or Prince Miha for a strong black tea or Balasun Valley or Mao Feng for a more mellow one. Add sugar to taste and stir. Steep the tea for 3-5 minutes and then let cool.

Once chilled pour over ice and serve with a slice of lemon.

Variations:

Replace half the teabags with our Vanilla Ceylon tea for a sweeter more floral tea.

Add fresh blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberries to a jug add some crushed ice and top with some honey. Gently blend the mixture then pour over the chilled ice tea. Leave in the fridge for an hour and then serve with a garnish of mint.

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