While it’s been well documented that a nice, hot cup of tea can cool you more effectively than a cold drink, sometimes you just need something cold. We’ve all brewed up a Peppermint Tea, knowing that once forgotten and tepid it will still taste delicious, admit it! But how often do you brew up a batch of iced tea? It’s a great way to enjoy all the Cosy Tea flavours you love, even on the hottest of days. Once more you can have it on the go without the carting around a giant Thermos!
We found this great base recipe on The Food Network to make a simple Iced Tea. Once you mastered it, which will take one shot, you can then start adding all sorts to create an abundance of iced teas.
Simple Iced Tea Recipe
- Bring 8 cups water to a simmer; remove from the heat and add 6 Cosy Tea bags.
- Let steep about 4 minutes, until it’s the strength you like.
- Strain loose tea with a fine-mesh sieve or remove the tea bags.
- Let cool, then transfer to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate.
It’s so simple that we can manage it in the hottest of heatwaves! You can add some sugar to sweeten when simmering the water or infuse a whole range of ingredients to give it that homemade touch. We’ve had a think of some flavour combinations so you don’t have to…
Peppermint & Apple Iced Tea – make as a peppermint iced tea, combine with apple juice once cooled and serve garnished with lime wedges.
Jasmine & Lime Iced Tea – just add fresh lime juice once the tea has finished steeping.
Rooibos, Lemon & Mint – combine a sliced lemon and plenty of mint whilst the tea is steeping.
Blueberry & Vanilla – for a softer, sweeter option add half a vanilla pod with the tea.