5 ways to make iced tea

30 August 2017 by
First published: 16 August 2017

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with 5 ways to make iced tea.

Let’s face it – we Brits aren’t the best equipped to deal with the rising temperatures during summer. Rain, we can do, but consistent sunshine really throws us off balance. Keeping cool in the heat can be a struggle, but luckily a few sips of a cold beverage can provide the instant refreshment you need. You don’t even need to leave the house, as you can easily whip up a tasty iced tea from the comfort of your home with the right ingredients. So keep your cool this summer and stay hydrated with our five top picks for iced teas. 

Fruity fresh

How delicious does a Peach Lemonade iced tea sound? This tea is from the teapigs summer collection and is an ideal choice for anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth. Transforming a hot herbal tea into an iced tea is super simple. All you need to do make the tea as you would normally – cover the tea temple with some boiling water, allow it to infuse for 3-5 minutes and then top up your tea with cold water and ice. Voila! You have a cooling concoction guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.

£4.50, teapigs.co.uk 

Summer delight

Wimbledon may be over, but that doesn’t mean you need to forget about its grand tradition of strawberries and cream just yet! This Strawberries & Cream Loose Leaf Gift Cube from T2 is ideal for a bright summer’s day when you fancy sitting in the garden with an icy drink in hand. Let the tea infuse in boiling water before adding cold water and ice for a sweet and irresistible flavour. This tea contains a delightful mixture of apple, hibiscus, rosehip, strawberry granules, sweet blackberry leaves and yoghurt crispies.

£7.50, t2tea.com

Good cause

Not only is this Green Tea full of goodness, but it also comes from a company that is doing a whole lot of good in the world. ChariTea make iced tea using ingredients that are organic, Fairtrade and the best possible quality they can be. Plus, for every bottle sold, they give an additional five pence to the Lemonaid and ChariTea Foundation. They’re dedicated to the work they do, and the quality of their iced tea is a testament to their positive ethos. Their Green Tea contains an infusion of organic green tea, organic ginger, organic agave syrup, organic honey and organic lemon juice.

£1.29, ocado.com

Full of flavour

If you’ve never tried Wild Rooibos before, then you’re in for a treat with this unique-tasting tea. Coming all the way from the Cedarberg Mountains of South Africa, Rare Tea Co.’s Wild Red Bush Tea is caffeine-free and rich in flavour, made from a hearty blend of red berries and cedar. Rooibos is a very special ingredient, with its leaves having been used to make medicines and drinks for thousands of years in South Africa. For a lovely iced concoction, add a flake of sea salt, a drop of maple syrup and a twist of lemon, make with boiling water and then leave to cool.

£6.50 50g refill pouch, £7 50g tin, rareteacompany.com

Learn the ropes

If you want to go from being an iced tea amateur to an absolute pro, then you should definitely check out this Good & Proper Iced Tea Kit. Not only does this kit come with three teas from the Good & Proper range, but you’ll also be treated to a Hario cold brew in-filter bottle and an iced tea brewing guide, so that you’ll have everything you need to make iced teas all summer for your friends and family. The teas that come in the kit are Ruby, Lemon Verbena and Yunnan, all of which are very appetising!

£35, goodandpropertea.com