Easy Homemade Iced Tea
Remember the old days where you had to boil water for hot tea then wait for it to cool down before you could put it in the fridge or add ice cubes for iced tea? No need for all that wait anymore. Making Homemade Iced Tea is super easy and no, you don’t need to buy sugar-laden powdered drinks. You can brew iced tea just by taking your favorite tea bags, pour cold water over it and let it steep for half an hour. You can make a huge jug of it to keep in the fridge and it will stay tasting fresh for over a week. As healthy as we know it is to drink hot white tea and hot green tea, on summer days, sometimes we just want iced tea. For this recipe, I like mixing peach tea bags with a detoxifying green tea for a refreshing flavor.
This recipe works with pretty much any tea bag though so you can get as creative or as simple as you want.
Makes 1 Carafe (~1 liter)
2-3 teabags of your choice (If you like lighter tea, use 2; for stronger brew use 3)
5 to 6 cups water
Place all the ingredients together in a large carafe or jug. Allow to steep for at least 30 minutes before serving. If you like your iced tea sweetened, you can add a simple syrup (boil equal parts water and sugar) or honey.
Tip: You can leave the tea bags in the carafe and keep adding cold water to re-brew. I’ve done this several times over a one and half week time span and the tea still tasted fresh, albeit slightly lighter in the final days.