It can be challenging to get the most out of your favorite teas. But when you find the right tea infusions, it's like stumbling into a whole new world of flavor. The next time you pour yourself a cup of tea, why not add some fun to your day with a cold infusion?
If you're a tea lover, it's likely that you've already tried many varieties of tea. If you haven't yet, you really should—tea is full of antioxidants and has been shown to boost brain function. But did you know you can enjoy your favorite tea in a whole new way by making an infusion?
Fresh tea infusions are perfect for summertime sipping! They're refreshing and delicious on their own, but they can also be used as an ingredient in other recipes like smoothies or popsicles. And if you're feeling creative, there are all kinds of variations on traditional flavors you can try out—like adding mint leaves and honey to black tea or using fruit as a natural sweetener instead of sugar.
There are tons of reasons to make your own tea infusions at home. You can save money by making your tea, and you'll have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what's in your brew!
3 Delicious Cold Tea Infusions
Summer is here, and it's time to sit back and relax. Let’s enjoy this summer season by preparing a delicious infusion at home.
1. English Breakfast Iced Tea
With this refreshing beverage, you'll get the caffeine boost you need to stay alert while enjoying the delicious taste of black tea. It's made with our English Breakfast Tea, a proprietary blend of organic Ceylon Black Tea and Chinese Black Tea, which is then blended with milk and sweetened with cane sugar. The result is a balanced, bold flavor that's not too sweet.
This drink is perfect for a busy morning when you need an energy boost but also want something refreshing to cool down.
English Breakfast Iced Tea Recipe
2 heaping teaspoons English Breakfast Tea
1/2 cup water, freshly boiled
1 teaspoon sugar
1/3 cup milk
1. The first step in this recipe is to brew your favorite black tea. Add the English Breakfast tea leaves or bags and freshly boiled water to a teapot. Cover and allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
2. Strain out the leaves and discard them.
3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Always add your sweetener when the tea is still hot.
4. Pour the steeped and sweetened English Breakfast tea in a glass filled with ice. Don't fill the glass all the way with tea; leave some room for milk.
5. Top the glass with milk (I used 2% milk). Stir using a spoon to blend all of the ingredients. Serve immediately!
2. Ginger Lemon Iced Tea
Harnessing the immense power of nature, this brew of lemon and ginger is the right blend of zing, zest, and zap to curb every scorching summer day. Our lemon ginger iced tea is sure to quench your thirst while keeping you cool under the blazing sun.
Refreshing, invigorating, and easy to make – all you need to do is brew your tea, add lemon juice and honey, pour over a glass of ice, and ENJOY!
Ginger Lemon Iced Tea Recipe
1-2 tbsp Lemon Drop Black Tea
2 tbsp lime juice
1-inch piece of ginger
1 cup water.
15 to 20 ice cubes
Honey (to taste)
1. Add water in a kettle or a saucepan and bring it to boil.
2. In a big mug, add tea leaves and ginger. Pour boiling water into the mug
3. Let the tea brew for 10 mins.
4. Strain the tea and add lime juice and honey. Mix well.
5. Fill two glasses with ice cubes. Add lemon wedges and fresh mint leaves. Make a glass of ice cubes and pour hot tea over it. You can add mint leaves for extra freshness. Mix well and drink.
3. Chilled Coconut Tea
In the summertime, it's easy to get dehydrated. The heat can make you feel like you're constantly in need of a drink, and there are many options out there—but what if you want something that's going to hydrate you? We've got an excellent recipe for chilled coconut tea that will help cool you down, beat the heat, and keep you hydrated.
2 tbsp Organic Cane Sugar Simple Syrup
1 cup water
1. Add the coconut sipper tea bag and freshly boiled water to a teapot. Let it steep for 5 minutes.
2. Refrigerate it for two hours.
3. Combine chilled tea and Organic Cane Sugar Simple Syrup in a glass filled with ice and stir well.
Use Cold Brew to Fresh Infusions
Making an iced tea at home is simple, but getting it right is not so easy. The biggest challenge? Avoiding the bitterness that can result from brewing tea leaves with hot water. If you want to avoid those bitter notes in your iced tea and enjoy a more flavorful beverage, try this recipe using a cold brew.
For example, if you drink black tea or oolong tea, you might notice that they have an astringent or bitter flavor when served hot. But when these teas are brewed with cold water and allowed to rest for about 18-24 hours in the refrigerator, their bitterness disappears, and they taste better overall.
Cold brew allows you to enjoy all the health benefits of drinking tea without any of the bitterness or astringency associated with hot-brewed tea. It also produces a great tasting, smooth infusion that's perfect for those who don't like their tea too strong!
Tuk Tea Company offers a variety of loose-leaf teas. Stock up on our delicious flavors like Organic Summer Strawberry, Organic Just Peachy or one of our many other teas.
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