Summer is well underway. Is it time you tried some Iced Tea recipes? At this time of year, there is nothing quite like sitting out in the garden with a glass of Iced Tea to hand. Before you can do that, however, you’ll need to decide on the type of Iced Tea and how, exactly, you want to make it. The possibilities are almost limitless.

In this article, we will first tell you everything you need to know about Iced Tea. Then, you’ll have the choice between three of our most popular Iced Tea recipes. Whichever one you choose, you’ve chosen well with us. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company pack every Tea, hot or cold, fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.

What is it

What is Iced Tea?

Let’s start with the basics. Iced Tea is almost exactly as it sounds: Tea served chilled. It has become increasingly popular in recent years, although it dates back centuries. Some of the first Iced Teas appeared during the 19th Century. Most of these used Green Tea as the base ingredient. Some even included hard liquor!

Iced Tea started to become most popular, however, after the 1904 World’s Fair held in St. Louis, USA. This was when Richard Blechynden, a Tea plantation owner, decided to pour ice over his product to entice more customers. On what was one of the hottest days of the year, it of course worked.

Today, Iced Tea recipes vary significantly depending on the type of Tea used. Options include the four so-called “real” Teas (Black, Green, White, Oolong), Fruit Tisanes or even Herbal Teas. For this article, we’re going to look at three choices. These are Exotic Peach Iced Tea, Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea, and Mango and Bergamot Sencha Iced Tea.

All of the Iced Tea recipes below typically serve more than one person.

Exotic Peach Iced Tea

Exotic Peach Iced Tea Recipe

This is a type of Black Tea - a flavoured one, we hasten to add. We use leaves grown exclusively in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). To this, we add rose, safflower and cornflower petals, as well as all-natural flavouring. Low in calories and high in antioxidants, there is nothing not to like with our Exotic Peach Iced Tea. But how do you make it, and what should you add?

Ingredients

Step by Step Guide

  1. Thinly cut slices of peach.
  2. Place slices into individual glasses, NOT the serving pitcher.
  3. Put Loose Leaf Exotic Peach Iced Tea into a Tea filter (2tsp per person).
  4. Add the Tea filter into a heat-resistant vessel.
  5. Boil fresh water.
  6. Pour the water into the vessel so that it ONLY covers the Loose Tea.
  7. Allow it to steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Any longer and you risk over brewing the leaves.
  8. Let it cool in a fridge, covered, until cold, for about an hour.
  9. Top up with cold water while adding ice cubes and sugar.
  10. Serve in the glasses with freshly cut peach slices.

Sit back, relax, enjoy!

Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea Recipe
Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea Recipe

This blend of berries is one of our best-sellers! It boasts a rich and full-bodied flavour and an aromatic depth rarely found in Fruit Teas. Its ingredients include sultanas, hibiscus flowers, blueberries, blackcurrants and elderberries. Combined, they make an infusion like no other. Combined, they make our Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea.

Ingredients

Step by Step Guide

  1. Thinly cut slices of lemon.
  2. Prepare the berries.
  3. Put Loose Berry Fruit Cocktail Iced Fruit Tea into a Tea filter (2tsp per person).
  4. Get a heat-resistant vessel and put the Tea filter inside.
  5. Boil fresh water.
  6. Pour the water into the vessel so that it ONLY covers the Fruit Tea.
  7. Allow it to steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Because this infusion doesn’t contain any Tea leaves, it’s unlikely that it will overbrew. However, the longer you leave it, the stronger it tastes.
  8. Let it cool in a fridge, covered, until cold, for about an hour.
  9. Top up with cold water while adding berries, lemon slices, two teaspoons of lemon juice, ice cubes and sugar.
  10. Serve in glasses.

Sit back, relax, enjoy!

Mango and Bergamot Sencha Iced Tea Recipe 
Mango and Bergamot Sencha Iced Tea Recipe

Using two much-loved flavours, we have created an infusion that showcases exceptional taste and quality: Mango and Bergamot Sencha Iced Tea. Unlike other Iced Teas, however, this beverage also comes with the Benefits of Green Tea.

According to research, Sencha Tea can improve cardiovascular health, boost the immune system and promote weight loss. What more could you want from your cuppa while relaxing in the sun? This is how to make it.

Ingredients

Step by Step Guide

  1. Thinly cut slices of mango.
  2. Place slices into individual glasses, NOT the serving pitcher.
  3. Put Loose Leaf Mango and Bergamot Sencha Iced Tea into a Tea filter (2tsp per person).
  4. Add the Tea filter into a heat-resistant vessel.
  5. Boil fresh water.
  6. Pour the water into the vessel so that it ONLY covers the Loose Tea.
  7. Allow it to steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk over brewing the leaves. This is arguably most important when it comes to Green Tea.
  8. Let it cool in a fridge, covered, until cold, for about an hour.
  9. Top up with cold water while adding ice cubes, sugar and a dollop of honey.
  10. Serve in the glasses with freshly cut mango slices.

Sit back, relax, enjoy.

Other Iced Tea Choices

The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company stock several other Iced Teas. Why not try a few and make your own recipes? Choices include Passion Fruit Iced Tea, Bora Bora Iced Fruit Tea or Pomegranate White Iced Tea. This is to name but a few. There are many more wanting to be discovered online and in-store today.