Homemade Ice-Tea

Best way to cool down during the summer months is definitely with something ice cold and refreshing. There’s no need to cool down with something filled with artificial ingredients that do nothing but rot your teeth and destroy your stomach. Homemade ice-tea is meant to be natural and delicious, so if you agree then keep on reading.

Homemade Ice-Tea

Ingredients
6 rooibos tea bags
4 cups of boiling water {initially I added 6 but with the addition of ice the tea dilutes and becomes too weak}
lemon or lime
Few sprigs of mint
a hand full of blueberries
Sugar, Xylitol or Honey

Method
Add your teabags to a pot or heat proof jug. Next you’ll pour your boiling water in and seep bags for 3-5 minutes. While you’re seeping your teabags, you can create your sweetener. This however is completely optional.

I never add sweeteners to my tea but in the case of ice-tea, I prefer it to have a touch of honey. To sweeten my tea I pour two table spoons of honey into a mug. I stir it till it’s completely dissolved then add it to my ice-tea.

If you’re not a fan of honey, you can create simple syrup using equal parts of sugar and water. Pour half a cup of sugar into half a cup of boiled water and stir the mixture continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Once your tea has cooled, add your cooled sweetener to your ice-tea and you’re set. I love to garnish with blueberries, lime and mint.

Homemade Ice-Tea

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2 comments so far.
  • Great post. . .thirsty now except i have no lemons. And i walked right past em at the store this morning.

    Mvumikazi | Urban Mnguni

    • Thank you! You can totally use what you have, apples and mint, oranges and berries, etc. Perfect time to get creative 🙂

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