Summertime calls for refreshing and invigorating drinks, and iced herbal tea fits the bill perfectly. Plus, unlike sugary sodas, fruity cocktails or a cup of coffee, herbal tea has a more sophisticated taste that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike thanks to its lack of caffeine.
Let's not forget about its versatility- serve herbal tea over ice for a casual picnic or mix it into fancy cocktails for your next backyard BBQ. It's cool, refreshing, and just the right choice for any occasion.
As the weather heats up, so does our thirst. And while there are plenty of options to choose from, an iced herbal tea is the perfect summer drink. Here’s why:
Iced herbal tea is refreshing, hydrating, and low in calories. It’s the perfect drink to cool down with on a hot day. Iced tea can be made with any type of tea, so there’s a flavour for everyone. And it’s easy to make at home with just a few ingredients.
Iced tea is also versatile. You can enjoy it plain, sweetened or get creative and add some fruit or herbs for a unique twist. Iced tea can be enjoyed all summer long.
Finally, iced tea is good for you! Tea is packed with antioxidants and other health benefits. So drink up and enjoy the summer!
Let's get started with the recipes!
Blue Butterly Pea flower Tea Latte Recipe:
Also known as "bat-face," this flower is native to Southeast Asia and has a delicate, floral taste with notes of honey and citrus. In addition to its delicious flavour, it's also been used in traditional medicine for its potential anti-inflammatory properties and to boost the immune system. So not only will this tea tantalise your taste buds, it may provide some <rel="nofollow"a href="https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361508367_Butterfly_pea_An_emerging_plant_with_applications_in_food_and_medicine">wellness benefits too.
Butterfly Pea flower Tea Latte is a refreshing drink that is perfect for a hot summer day. The tea has a light floral flavour and is bright blue in color. The latte is made with evaporated milk and condensed milk for a creamy, sweet taste. Give butterfly pea flower tea a try today and add some excitement to your next cup of tea!
- 1 tsp butterfly pea flowers
- 150 ml boiling water
- 20 ml evaporated milk
- 20 ml condensed milk (or more to suit your taste)
- ½ tsp Vanilla extract
- 3 ice cubes
- Add the Butterfly Pea Flowers to a teapot.
- Bring the water to a boil and pour it over the flowers.
- Steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Strain and pour into cups. Let it cool for about 20 minutes or chuck it in the fridge for about 10 minutes to bring it down to room temperature.
- Add evaporated milk, condensed milk, and vanilla extract to taste. Add ice if required!
Iced Strawberry Peppermint Gum Tea Recipe
One of the best things about strawberry peppermint tea is that it's incredibly refreshing. On a hot summer's day, there's nothing quite like sipping on a cold cup of this tea to help you cool down. Strawberry peppermint tea is also said to have cooling properties that can help reduce inflammation and soothe your skin.
- 2 tsps of strawberry peppermint gum tea
- 200 ml of boiling water
- 3-4 cubes of ice
- Place the tea in a strainer.
- Dip the strainer with leaves in a cup of water and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes or so.
- Strain the leaves and place the delicious tea in a cup for it to cool
- Add a couple of ice cubes and you are ready to enjoy your delicious tea!
Cold Brew Hibiscus Tea
Hibiscus tea is an herbal tea made from the dried flowers of the hibiscus plant. It is tart and fruity and can be enjoyed hot or iced.
Hibiscus tea has been shown to lower blood pressure in both adults and children. In a study of 80 adults with high blood pressure, those who drank hibiscus tea three times daily for six weeks had a significant reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The same study also went on to prove that it had a significant resistance to insulin in Type 2 Diabetics. A perfect reason to enjoy this fresh herbal tea on a nice sunny day instead of a sugary juice!
Try out this recipe for a cup of refreshing iced hibiscus tea. If you are making larger quantities, this tea is good to store for about a couple of days in the fridge.
- 1½ teaspoons of hibiscus tea
- 200 ml filtered water
- 1 tsp lime juice (or more to taste)
- 3-4 cubes of ice
- Add your tea leaves to the filtered water.
- Let it sit and steep for a couple of hours. This helps the water properly infuse with the yummy tart taste of the herbal tea.
- Strain and serve after a couple of hours with a few ice cubes and lime to taste. Feel free to add a sweetener of choice like stevia or syrup.
Try out some of these delicious recipes and let Tea Life know how it was!