National Iced Tea Day on June 10 is yet another holiday in a slew of nonsense celebrations throughout the summer months. We haven’t a clue who makes up these holidays, nor can we find a reason why they are of any real importance, but who cares? Iced tea is our drink of choice for summer to combat those sweat-inducing temperatures, and this holiday offers a reason to make a big pitcher of the stuff. That should be good-enough reason for anyone to spend a couple of extra minutes to brew some tea. We’ve collected a few recipes for you to try out in order to celebrate.
All recipes serve one.
Blueberry Lemon Iced Tea
– 1 ½ cups water
– ½ cup blueberries
– Juice of half a lemon
– 2 bags of black tea
– 2 teaspoons sugar
- Heat blueberries and lemon juice together until boiling.
- Strain mixture and set liquid aside for later.
- Heat water until boiling. Take off heat.
- Add tea bags and allow to steep for one hour at room temperature.
- Mix together tea and blueberry-lemon juice in a glass.
- Add ice and a few fresh blueberries.
Iced Mint Green Tea with Ginger
– 1 ½ cup of water
– 2 bags of Moroccan mint green tea
– A couple of leaves of mint
– 1 teaspoon agave nectar
– A slice of lemon
– A couple of slices of fresh ginger
- Boil water with ginger. Take water off heat and place tea bags and mint in water.
- Allow it to steep for one hour at room temperature.
- Strain out tea bags and mint.
- Squeeze in lemon juice and mix in agave nectar.
Thai Iced Tea
– 1 ½ cups of water
– 2 bags of black Ceylon tea
– 1 star anise pod
– 2 teaspoons sugar
– 1 tablespoon full-fat coconut milk
- Boil water.
- Once water is boiling, place tea bags and anise pod in water. Allow to steep over medium heat for 10 minutes.
- Take tea off heat, strain out tea bags and anise, stir in sugar and allow to cool down at room temperature.
- Fill glass with ice cubes, pour in tea and mix in coconut milk.
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