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Make these delicious iced drinks with loose leaf tea
A glass of iced tea can be one of the most refreshing drinks on a hot summer’s day. But it has very little in common with the “ice teas” found on the shelves of supermarkets these days – soft drinks full of sugar, which rarely have anything to do with real tea.
Choose your favourite tea and put a double amount of tea leaves in the tea filter – 5 grams per cup or 10 grams per pot.
Brew it the same way you would a hot tea – pour simmering water over the leaves and let it infuse for double the amount of time, about 5 minutes.
Now remove the tea leaves from the pot and simply pour the hot tea into a glass or a pitcher filled with large ice cubes.
If using our TWG Tea Bags, use 2 tea bags to brew the tea.
If you like, you could add a few springs of mint or some sliced fruit or berries to the glass.
We suggest that you try your iced tea just like that, without adding any sugar or sweeteners – that way you can really savour the full flavour of each tea.
Even though you can brew any tea iced, some of the teas from our TWG Tea range are really exceptional when iced.
Try Red Christmas Tea – a rooibos tea blended with orange peel, cinnamon, cardamom and cloves for a delicious blend of flavours reminiscent of Christmas cake and glühwein. Or how about Gnawa Tea – a blend of green and black teas and sweet spearmint from the Sahara, very minty and refreshing!
If you like more fruity flavours, try Pink Flamingo Tea iced – a green tea blended with crimson hibiscus blossoms that makes a delicious deep pink infusion. Enjoy during the hot summer weather and don’t forget to add a big pitcher of iced tea next to your wine bottle on the lunch table!