Pitcher-Perfect Iced Teas
Nothing beats the summer heat like a tall, frosty glass of iced tea. And with so many flavors of tea to choose from, the hardest part of summer is deciding which iced tea to make for the day!
A few garnishes make iced tea even more interesting. Sweetener s like honey or raw sugar bring out the flavors, while a bit of fresh mint or slices of lemon highlight the natural sweetness to the tea. Feeling creative? You can experiment with all sorts of additions: cucumber, fresh berries, fruit juice, lavender, cardamom, milk… the options are endless! Just be sure to skip the milk if the tea contains citrus or hibiscus – otherwise the milk won’t mix in.
Orange Creamsicle Iced Tea Recipe
- 50-50 Delight Orange Creamsicle Black Tea – 2 teaspoons per 8 ounces hot water
- Fresh orange – 1 slice per serving
- Fresh mint – 1 tablespoon per serving
- Ice – 1.5 cups per serving
- Sweetener to taste
Steep tea in boiling water for five minutes, then strain out the leaves. Add sweetener generously, since iced tea requires more sweetener than hot tea. In a heat-resistant pitcher muddle the orange slices and mint. Add ice. Pour tea into pitcher and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!
More Pitcher-Perfect Iced Teas
This succulent peach tea brews up into a smooth, soothing hot tea and a crisp, cool iced tea.
If you like pina coladas… then you’ll love this tea! Creamy coconut and apple pieces balance out zingy hibiscus and pineapple to create a tropical treat.
Sweet peaches combined with ginger, cinnamon and clove remind us of spiced peach cobbler. Add milk to this iced tea for a “peaches and cream” tea.