Iced Teas

Iced teas are fun and easy to make! You can keep the teas simple or jazz them up with juices, fruit or your favourite tipple. You can use black, green or herbal teas to make iced teas but we're highlighting some of our incredible fruit teas to get you started. 

Luckily, making iced tea is very simple. They are made by brewing loose-leaf tea or tea bags with hot water for a specific time depending on the variety. Once brewed, the tea leaves are removed from the infusion. The tea is then chilled and served over ice with or without added extras. The only thing you need to be mindful of is dilution. Just like brewing hot tea, time, and temperature are key to achieving the perfect iced tea. Here’s how to make iced teas. 

What you’ll need:

  • 4 heaped teaspoons of loose-leaf tea for every 200ml of water (this is roughly double the amount you would use for a traditional cup of hot tea)
  • Teapot
  • Large Pitcher
  • Ice
  • Extras – fruit pieces, gin, fresh juices, mint and other herbs and garnishes

 

How to make fruity iced teas:

  • Boil water
  • Place your loose-leaf tea (2 teaspoons per person) or teabags (two per person) in your teapot
  • Pour the water over the leaves and brew for the desired time
  • While the tea is brewing, fill your pitcher to the top with ice
  • Pour your brewed and strained tea over the ice
  • You are ready to serve! 

 

 

Hydrating with Tea

Iced teas are perfect for hydration and help distribute water to the body. Hydration is a crucial part of health and wellbeing and is hugely important in so many ways. Keeping our water levels up helps to maintain body temperature, lubricates our joints, prevents infections, delivers nutrients to cells and improves our quality of sleep and mood. Tea is a low-caffeine drink, so the diuretic effect is minimal. On the whole, tea gives your body much more water than it causes your body to lose (due to caffeine), so, get drinking tea and get hydrated!  

Find out more about Hydrating Teas HERE - https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/article/216-tea-and-hydration

The perfect fruity iced tea all depends of personal tastes, so we’ve selected our favourites here!

 

Hibiscus Blossom

If you love fruity teas, then our organic Hibiscus Blossom tea is one to try! A fresh & fruity infusion that is deep in red colour and perfect served hot or cold. We recommend brewing for 8 - 10 minutes.  

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-hibiscus-blossoms-organic/p428

 

 

Teavelope Copa Cabana Organic Tea Bags

Our organic Copa Cabana tea is a sweet-scented tropical fruit tea infusion which will take you on an exotic journey to Copacabana. The fruitiness of the rosehip, apples, hibiscus, orange and blackberry are expertly blended to create a fruity tea you’ll love. Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness. We recommend brewing for 8 - 10 minutes.  

(See our recipe below)

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-teavelope-copa-cabana/p2214

 

 

Passion Fruit Organic High Tea 

Our Passion Fruit Organic fruit tea is a deliciously fascinating organic infusion.Naturally caffeine-free, the herbal and fruity blend contains olive leaves, lemongrass, apple, mango, papaya, passionflower and marigold petals. This delicious tea is one of our favourites! We recommend brewing for 4 - 5 minutes.  

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/passion-fruit-organic-high-tea-co-loose-leaf-100g/p2173

 

 

Rooibos Cream Orange

One of our all-time favourites, Rooibos Cream Orange, is a seductive blend of bold South African Rooibos, orange peel and velvety Bourbon vanilla. Enlivening and aromatic, the infusion can be drunk by the gallon, and is delicious hot or made into a cooler. We recommend brewing for 5 - 8 minutes.  

 

(See our recipe below)

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-rooibos-cream-orange/p988

 

 

Cherry Dreams

Our Tea of the Month, Cherry Dreams is a truly fruity infusion. With deep cherry flavours and a hint of mint, this refreshing tea contains 20% of cherry pieces and elderberries, blueberries, rosehip, elderflowers, blackberry leaves and cranberry. To counteract the sweetness of the cherries, mint is perfectly blended to ensure ideal flavour in the cup. We recommend brewing Cherry Dreams, and our other fruit teas, for around 8 minutes to get the most out of the fruit tea infusions.  

 

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-cherry-dreams/p2276

 

 

Tea Tasting Selection Fruit Infusions

If you still can’t make up your mind, why not try our Top 10 Fruit Infusions which have been especially selected by our tea experts.

Apple Quince - Fruit infusion with apple, quince and lemongrass. Light in colour with a slightly tart yet sweet note.

Fine Pear - Tasteful pears infuse to a mellow sweet and mild yet refreshing drink.

Strawberry- Raspberry - Fresh summer berries enhanced with a hint of strawberry and raspberry juice.

Fit & Fruit - A delicious and refreshing mango infusion, it has an intense aroma with a delicately sweet and exotic flavour.

Fresh and Cheeky - A flavoured tea with intense wild berry flavours

Grapefruit Punch - A sparkling fruit tea, fresh like a fruit punch.

Red Fruit Pudding - Full bodied fruity infusion made from native berries with raspberry and cherry taste

Lemon Twist - Sparkling, refreshing fruit drink with two types of lemon fruit.

Black Elderberry - Elderberries and elderflowers, finished with fine apple, lemon and rose petals.

White Peach - Light, pleasant and soft blend of sweet white peach taste and fresh lemon myrtle.

All are naturally caffeine free.

https://www.cupoftea.co.uk/ronnefeldt-tea-tasting-selection-fruit-infusions/p1155

 

 

ICED TEA RECIPES

 

Copa Cabana Iced Tea Recipe

This is a super easy way of making a delicious Copa Cabana iced tea for everyone to enjoy. 

Serves 2

Ingredients 

  • 4 Teavelope Copa Cobana
  • 220ml freshly boiled water
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 90ml Peach juice
  • 4 teaspoons coconut Syrup 

 

Method

  • Boil approx. 220ml of water
  • Brew x4 Teavelope Copa Cobana tea bags for 8-10 minutes
  • Allow to cool
  • Add the peach juice and coconut syrup and stir
  • Finally add the ice cubes & serve with a lemon garnish

 

 

Rooibos Cream Orange Iced Tea Recipe

This Rooibos tea is an herbal infusion and is caffeine free. We think this tea makes a delicious iced tea to enjoy in the summer! Makes 1 jug/pitcher of Rooibos Cream Orange Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 slightly heaped teaspoons Rooibos Cream Orange loose leaf tea
  • 2 litres boiling water
  • Ice
  • Chopped strawberries
  • Mint

 

 Recipe:

  • Boil your kettle (roughly 1.5-2 litres)
  • Add Rooibos Cream Orange tea to your teapot (double what you would use for hot tea)
  • Brew for 5-10 minutes (depending on preferred strength)
  • Add ice, chopped strawberries and mint to your glass
  • Pour the freshly brewed rooibos tea over the ice
  • Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by cup of tea admin
10th June 2020

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