With summer just around the corner, we can almost hear the beach calling our names. But the biggest question is, what tasty tea will be your summer speciality?
That's precisely why we've put together this handy guide for you to select your signature tea this year with ease! Whether you go for a cheeky spiked Rooibos or a healthy cup of green tea, our picks have got you covered! Let's dive into our top eight teas this season!
From beauty-boosting elixirs to cheeky spiked tea cocktails, Hibiscus tea is an absolute favourite of ours here at TeaLife. Recent studies have even confirmed that Hibiscus tea can boost your heart health and lower your cholesterol! Check out our blog on Hibiscus tea and heart health for more wonderful benefits!
Hibiscus Iced Delight Recipe
- 2 cups dried hibiscus petals or tea
- 4 cups water
- 1/4 cup honey or sweetener of your choice (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves (for garnish, optional)
- Lemon or lime slices (for garnish, optional)
- In a medium saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
- Remove the saucepan from heat and add the dried hibiscus petals or tea to the hot water. Cover the saucepan and let it steep for about 10-15 minutes. The longer you steep, the stronger the tea will be.
- If you prefer sweet tea, stir in honey or sweetener while the tea is still warm!
- Allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Then, place it in the refrigerator to chill for at least 1-2 hours.
- Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled hibiscus tea over the ice.
Blue Butterfly Peaflower Tea
Stress-busting, immune-boosting, and colour-changing- what's not to love? Blue Butterfly Peaflower Tea is a social media magician with its memorising change from blue to a deep purple when lemon is added.
A Healthy Summer Tea
skin and hair healthy, promote weight loss, and even reduce blood sugar levels.
Not only that, but this tasty organic tea also contains keratins, which can have an anti-inflammatory effect, great for those summer health kicks! So, if staying healthy is your goal this season, then be sure to brew a cup of this blue wonder!
Green Tea First Harvest
A true jewel in the crown of Australian teas, Green Tea First Harvest is another perfect choice for summer sipping. If you want a cheeky twist to this health-raising wonder, then we've got the perfect recipe for you!
Spiked Iced Green Tea
- 2 oz Green Tea First Harvest (brewed and cooled)
- 1 oz gin
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz honey or simple syrup
- Ice cubes
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Lemon zest for garnish
- Brew a strong cup of Green Tea First Harvest and let it cool. You can speed up the cooling process by placing it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Pour the cooled green tea, gin, fresh lemon juice, and honey (or simple syrup) into the shaker.
- Close the shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This helps to chill the ingredients and mix the flavours well.
- Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Garnish with a fresh sprig of mint and a twist of lemon zest.
Rose Petal Tea
For a real blooming good summer, reach for Rose Tea. On those days when it's just too hot to function, Rose Tea can be the ideal way to boost your water intake. Keep a large pitcher of this organic wonder on hand with mountains of ice for the ultimate summer refresher! Even better if you get the chance to freeze this blend for some rosy ice pops!
Minty Mocktail Fun
- 1 peppermint tea bag
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
- Fresh mint leaves
- Ice cubes
- Steep the peppermint tea bag in hot water for 5-7 minutes. Remove the tea bag and let it cool.
- Stir in honey or agave syrup until dissolved.
- Refrigerate the sweetened peppermint tea until cold.
- Pour the chilled tea over ice cubes. Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Lemon Myrtle Tea
A Native Australian Tea, Lemon Myrtle Tea is a treasure of NSW! Boasting benefits such as promoting clear skin, fighting cellulite, and so much more, this is the best tea to reach for this summer if you want to look and feel a little better. If you brew this yummy tea in bags, then remember to save the tea bags for an easy at-home spa day. Just place the cooled tea bags on your eyes and enjoy your de-puffed under eyes!
Another herbal hero is Rooibos Tea! Here to rid you of just about anything bad, this tasty tea is the perfect all-around Summer health remedy to keep you feeling fresh and ready for anything! Enjoy better sleep when sipping in the evening or delicious mornings when using this blend in Summer smoothie bowls. Rooibos tea is a delightful beverage to welcome in sun, sand and some seriously yummy hydration!
Last but not least, Chrysanthemum Tea is a popular healing herb mainly used in China that can banish headaches and soothe with anti-inflammatory effects when enjoyed regularly. One study even showed that this gorgeous tea can help prevent bone loss and treat osteoporosis, which is incredible! You can enjoy sipping on this herbal wonder hot or cold, but we love ours over ice with a little honey and a tiny umbrella!
So, there you have it! A selection of hand-picked organic tea from our vast collection at TeaLife will certainly brighten up your summer! Remember to contact us with any questions and join our Tea Club to earn points as you shop for maximum savings!
Don't forget to enjoy your summer and our fabulous array of refreshing teas, no matter what the season throws at you!
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