How to Make the Best Iced Tea at Home

How to Make the Best Iced Tea at Home

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a cold glass of iced tea on a warm day. Making iced tea at home is not only easy, but it also allows you to customize flavors to your liking. Here’s a simple guide to making the best iced tea using our exquisite loose leaf teas.

Step-by-Step Guide to Perfect Iced Tea
1. Choose Your Tea

The first step is selecting the right tea. Whether you prefer a robust black tea, a delicate green tea, or a caffeine-free herbal blend, we have a variety of options to suit your taste:

Breton Blueberry Black Tea: This black tea, infused with dried blueberries and a hint of sweetness, is perfect for a refreshing iced tea.

Toasted Coconut Green Tea: Enjoy the tropical flavors of toasted coconut and green tea, offering a sweet and nutty iced tea experience.

Wildflower & Honey Herbal Tea: A caffeine-free option with the floral notes of honeybush, hibiscus, and honey, ideal for a relaxing cold drink.

2. Measure the Tea

Use 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea per 8 ounces of water. For a stronger brew, you can increase the amount of tea.

3. Brew the Tea

Bring water to the appropriate temperature for the type of tea you are using:

Black Tea: 200-212°F (95-100°C) for 4-5 minutes.
Green Tea: 170-185°F (75-85°C) for 2-3 minutes.
Herbal Tea: 200-212°F (95-100°C) for 5-7 minutes.
Steep the tea in hot water according to these guidelines to ensure you extract the best flavors without any bitterness.

4. Sweeten to Taste

If you prefer sweetened iced tea, add sugar, honey, or your favorite sweetener while the tea is still warm. This allows the sweetener to dissolve completely.

5. Cool the Tea

Once brewed, let the tea cool to room temperature. Then, transfer it to the refrigerator to chill. For faster cooling, you can place the tea in a container and set it in an ice bath.

6. Serve Over Ice

Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the chilled tea over the ice. Garnish with lemon slices, mint leaves, or fresh fruit for an added touch of flavor and presentation.

7. Enjoy Your Homemade Iced Tea

Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy your homemade iced tea. Experiment with different teas and garnishes to find your perfect summer drink.

Our Recommendations:

For a fruity twist: Try our Breton Blueberry Black Tea. The dried blueberries provide a natural sweetness that’s incredibly refreshing.

For a tropical vibe: Our Toasted Coconut Green Tea offers a sweet, nutty flavor that’s perfect for sipping on a sunny day.

For a floral delight: Wildflower & Honey Herbal Tea is a beautifully complex tea with notes of honey, lavender, and rose, making for a soothing iced tea.

Making iced tea at home is a delightful way to enjoy the rich flavors of our premium loose leaf teas. Experiment with different blends and discover your favorite iced tea creation!

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