Iced tea summer drink recipe

cn_cooper, Sep 25, 6:32am
Would love to know if there are any tried and tested refreshing iced tea recipes you are willing to share.Have googled it but didnt seam to be much help.Want to try some out. Thank you in advance.

pam.delilah, Sep 25, 6:44am
Iced Tea
To make 3 litres of iced tea
Fill your jug and bring to boil.
Pour the boiling water over 5 tea bags in a heatproof glass container.
Set the container aside and allow the tea to steep for 3 hours or overnight.
Remove tea bags
If you want "sweet tea," add a scant 3/4 cup of sugar and stir it until dissolved.
Add a little more cold water and place in fridge to cool.

Pour into tall glass and add a lemon wedge to the side of the glass.. This is to be squeezed into the tea when drinking...
Ice cubes for that hot summer day and a sprig of mint on the side.

Lime Mint Iced Tea

simple iced tea, with a twang of lime and hint of mint. It's both sweet and tart at the same time. The lime juice will be much better flavoured if freshly squeezed.

• 1 quart water, boiling
• 4 tea bags
• 1 3/4 cups fresh mint leaves
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup lime juice

Mix tea bags, mint and sugar in hot water, let steep for 15 minutes.
Strain out the tea bags and mint leaves.
Chill and add lime juice before serving.
Serves 4

pam.delilah, Sep 25, 6:46am
Homemade Iced Tea Serves 6 to 8

6 English Breakfast teabags
1.2 litres boiling water
275ml freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
squeezed juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
2 level tablespoons caster sugar
about 12 sprigs of fresh mint
plenty of ice

make up some very strong tea (use a ceramic teapot wherever possible) using the teabags and boiling water.
Add the caster sugar and about a third of the mint and then give it a good stir.
Leave to infuse for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and leave the tea until completely cold. Remove the mint sprigs.
Part fill a large jug with ice and pour the cold tea into it.
Now top up with the freshly squeezed orange juice, the lime juice and another third of the mint sprigs.
Finally add the orange and lemon slices and then give it a really good stir.
Serve the iced tea in tall glasses with lots of ice, decorated with a slice of lemon and small sprig of mint.

caroline66, Apr 17, 5:52pm
I make mine with Rooibos tea.