Freshness in a Bottle: Home-made Ice-Tea

Fresh Home-Made Ice-Tea! Something you can see being served in any 50’s movie during summer time. Glamorous people drinking this cooled beverage with lemon slices on a patio. I just had to try to make these myself! Without to much sugar, cause you know, all this baking isn’t helping :p

I made 3 different kinds and these recipes are for 1,5 liters of each.

Blueberry and Lemon Ice-Tea

Ingredients;

  • 1,5 liters of water
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 4 bags of tea (for mine I used regular yellow label, lipton)
  • 150 gr Blueberries
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)

Red Fruit Ice-Tea

Ingredients;

  • 1,5 liters of water
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 4 bags of tea (for mine I used red fruit tea)
  • 150 gr frozen red fruits

Lemon and Mint Ice-Tea

Ingredients;

  • 1,5 liters of water
  • 1 tbsp of Honey
  • 4 bags of mint tea (for mine I used Spring Mint tea)
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • For serving: use some lemon slices and mint leaves

Process;

Pour the water into a large saucepan together with the Red Fruits / Blueberries and the bags of tea. Bring this to a boil, once it’s boiling stop the heat and leave the tea bags in it so it can infuse. After about 5 to 8 min, take out the tea bags and bring back to a boil. Leave onto the heat for about 2 min. Take your saucepan of the heat and add the lemon juice, lemon zest and the honey. Leave to cool for about 30 min.

Using a sieve over your funnel, pour the made tea into a bottle and extract all the berries and lemon zest. Leave it on the counter until it’s completely cooled down. Put in your fridge and be ready to serve this with ice-cubes and a lemon slices, maybe even some frozen berries? 🙂

Bottoms Up!

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