Summer Fruits Ice Tea

This lovely summer fruits ice tea combines tea, honey and fruit with mint leaves. The result is refreshing and delicious. If you wish to make an alcoholic version, add a splash of Cointreau, Limoncello, Chambord or fruit brandy to the drink. If you are doing this and there are kids around, don’t forget to mark the pitcher so you know it’s for the grownup only.

This tasty drink is tasty, refreshing and free from additives. A lot of commercial teas contain lots of added sugar, as well as artificial colors and flavorings, and those are all things we could happily do without.

Feel free to tinker with the following recipe. Try adding lychee tea and lychees instead of the hibiscus and rosehip teas. If you want to make it fizzy, add some lemonade or sparkling water to the mix. Pineapple, passion fruit or berries can also go into this tea.

Summer Fruits Ice Tea: The Joy of Ice Tea

This summer fruits ice tea has to be one of the most refreshing recipes ever. Even regular ice tea, whether made sweetened or unsweetened, served with ice or just chilled, is refreshing and sure to slake your thirst.

There are so many flavors you can try, so if you are partial to iced tea, why not try out the following recipe, just to see how amazingly tasty this drink can be?

Summer Fruits Ice Tea
This recipe combines different flavors of tea with honey, lemon, strawberries and mint. The result is an incredibly refreshing summertime drink which is wonderful served over ice.
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Cuisine: USA (Traditional)
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups (750ml) boiling water
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 strawberries
  • 12 mint leaves
  • 1 English breakfast teabag
  • 1 strawberry and rosehip teabag
  • 1 hibiscus teabag
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 10 ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Put the teabags and honey in a pot and pour over hot (not boiling) water.
  2. Chill at room temperature, then in the refrigerator.
  3. Cut the lemons into thick slices and then in halves.
  4. Quarter the strawberries.
  5. Put the lemon slices and strawberries in a pitcher and mash a bit with a wooden spoon to release some flavor.
  6. Pour in the tea.
  7. Add ice cubes and serve.
  8. You can garnish the serving glasses with lemon, mint and redcurrants if you want, or similar garnishes.

 

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