teapigs on ice!
Posted by Sarah on 27th May 2016
Hands down, our favorite summer time drink is iced tea - did you know that iced tea can be SO much better than the sickly sweet non–tea flavored drinks we’re all so familiar with? Well, it can – and we’re going to share our favorite recipe to create the perfect, full of flavor, real iced tea every single time.
Serves 4 / Makes 1 quart
- Pop 4 tea temples in to a 1 quart jug
- Add freshly boiled water to 1/3 full
- Brew for 5 mins +
- Add cold water to 2/3 full
- Top with ice
- Add fresh fruit for prettiness
You can leave the temples in (they’ll continue to infuse) or take them out. Up to you!
All our teas work brilliantly iced, whether you fancy black, green, blue or herbal – each and every one creates a powerful flavor after just a few minutes brewing time!
However, we do have a few favorites which reside particularly close to our hearts:
the classic one – teapigs darjeeling earl grey tea temples, a squeeze of fresh lemon and some lemon slices for decoration
the elegant one – teapigs mao feng green tea temples, a handful of cucumber and lime slices, and 3-4 mint leaves
the “wow, that’s a lot of flavor” one – teapigs liquorice and mint tea temples. Straight up. The peppermint leaves in these tea temples are the mintiest around and the liquorice gives you lots of natural sweetness.
the fruity one - teapigs super fruit tea temples, two handfuls of fresh berries, the fruit of 2 passion fruits. You’ll never need to buy cordial again!
the lemony one – teapigs lemon and ginger tea temples, some lemon zest (fancy!) and if you’re big on ginger, you can grate a little and add that too.
the 'taste of christmas all year round' one - teapigs apple and cinnamon tea temples, absolutely divine straight up, with a touch of honey!
*psssst - add a splash of gin or vodka to any of the above, to make it a tad more sophisticated!*
If you're a lifelong matcha fan, then you'll be pleased to hear that matcha also works wonders iced!
With just a few switches to the above method, you'll be drinking matcha iced tea in no time:
- Take 1 tsp matcha
- Add a little of the water and whisk to make a paste
- Add agave, mint leaves and squeeze of lime
- Top with rest of water and ice
All throughout summer we'll be cooling down with our iced tea and we'd LOVE to see you all embrace #summertimetea as much as we have! Have a rummage in your tea cupboard, or head on over to our dedicated summer tea shop to pick up some perfect summer blends!
Be sure to show off your iced tea creations via twitter, facebook and instagram - we can't wait to see you guys trying out our favourite recipes at home!