How To Make Delicious Iced Tea
Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing glass of iced tea! Making iced tea can be somewhat intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make delicious iced tea at home.
Step 1: Boil Water
Boil at least 2 cups of water in your kettle or on the stove.
Step 2: Steep the Tea
Once the water is boiled, put the tea bag or loose tea leaves in the cup or pot and add the boiled water. Some people like to let the tea steep for around 5 to 7 minutes. For a strong cup of tea, let it steep for a few extra minutes.
Step 3: Sweeten
Once the tea has finished steeping, stir in any sweetener of your choice, like honey, agave, or white sugar. You may also add artificial sweeteners if you like.
Step 4: Chill and Enjoy!
Now it’s time to chill your iced tea! Fill a large glass with ice cubes and pour the cooled tea over, or put the tea in the refrigerator to cool completely before serving.
- Fresh fruits such as lemon, lime, orange, or mango
- Fresh herbs such as basil and mint
- Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
- Herbal tea bags such as chamomile and rooibos
- Sparkling water or seltzer
Now you’re ready to enjoy your homemade iced tea! Enjoy your summer refreshment and feel free to experiment with the recipe. Have fun and be creative!