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Posted by on 8/1/2023


With temperatures soaring over the last several weeks, it has become essential to ensure we stay properly hydrated. If regular ice-cold water doesn't seem to do the trick, let us introduce you to the delightful world of iced teas. Iced teas not only help quench your thirst but also offer the same fantastic benefits and nutrients as hot teas.

By following one of the three primary brewing methods listed below and using just a few ingredients, you will be enjoying refreshing iced tea on the patio or by the poolside in no time.
  • Hot brew method: This is the quickest method. Steep tea leaves in hot water (use twice the amount of loose tea you would for hot tea: 2 tsp white, green, or black tea per cup of water; 2 tbsp herbal tea per cup of water). Let it steep for the recommended time, strain, add sweetener to taste while the tea is still warm, and then dilute it with cold water or pour over ice.

  • Sun tea: Combine tea and water in a glass jar (1 tsp loose tea per cup of water), seal the jar and place it in a sunny window for 2 to 4 hours. Check the jar every hour until it reaches the desired strength. Add liquid sweetener and enjoy. Consume within 48 hours.

  • Cold brew method: A slower process that requires some planning. Combine tea and cold water in a pitcher (1 tsp loose tea per cup of water) and refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Steep white or green teas for 6 to 8 hours and black and herbal teas for 8 to 12 hours. Strain and serve over ice.

Remember that these instructions are just the basics. You can always adjust the amount of loose tea to achieve a stronger or weaker brew, add sweeteners like sugar, honey, agave syrup, or simple syrups, and even include garnishes like fresh or dried fruit, cinnamon sticks, vanilla beans, mint or rosemary sprigs, etc. Or mix with sparkling water for a fun mocktail!

So have fun experimenting and stay cool with your delightful, iced tea creations!

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