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How To Make The Perfect Ice Tea #4

For every 5 rainy days during British summer, there is a sunny one. We don’t know when it might come but what we do know is that we need to be prepared with a delicious pitcher of iced tea when it does. We want you to get the best out of our tea, so we’ve given you everything you need to know about brewing it cold for those rare summer evenings!

What is Iced Tea?
It’s totally delicious!

What teas should I use?
We recommend fruit infusions such our Peach and Rhubarb (currently 25% off!) or Raspberry Ginger and Vanilla. However lighter black teas such as Darjeeling or Earl Grey also work well.

How many tea bags should I use?
3-4 bags per 400ml water

Should they be brewed hot or cold?
You will get the best flavour out of your iced tea if you brew it hot then pour it over ice.

How long should I brew for?
3 minutes.

How do I make it cold??
Pour it over a jug/glass full of ice or cool in the fridge overnight.

What can I put in it?
Mint, Lemon, Sugar usually work best as a classic topping. If you’ve made a fruity one you can throw in some frozen berries or top it with a bit of Prosecco if you want to spice up your evening.

How long does it last?
It’s best to consume your ice tea within 24 hours. But if you really want to savor the stuff, it can stretch to two days.

Can you recommend any other recipes?

LTC Peach & Rhubarb Iced Tea Recipe
1. Brew 3 to 4 Peach & Rhubarb teabags in 400ml of fresh boiling water for 3 minutes
2. Fill 4 highball glasses with ice and fruit or mint, as preferred
3. Pour the tea over the ice
4. Finish with a straw and garnish with a sprig of mint
5. Et viola!

Darjeeling Iced Tea Recipe

1. Boil up 1.5L fresh water (filtered if poss)
2. Brew 3 Darjeeling tea bags per 700ml for about 5 mins
3. Meanwhile, make up some sugar syrup by heating up 240ml of water and 200g of caster sugar for about 3-5 minutes.
4. Add sugar syrup to the tea with the juice of a lemon.
5. Leave to cool before chilling in the fridge (if you do not leave to cool your tea will be cloudy!)
6. Serve with ice and a sprig of mint or lavender

Camomile & Ginger Iced Tea
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chamomile-ginger-iced-tea

Earl Grey Iced Tea
http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/sophie-dahls-iced-tea