Who says you can’t enjoy a nice cold drink with no calories in the Summer? I say you can! I make my own iced tea!

Make your own homemade ice tea

Boil water, make your favorite tea, and then let it cool off… Put it in the fridge. You can add fresh herbs for the flavor like fresh mint leaves. At the time of serving, you can add ice cubes. (or just a bit before) If you want to sweeten it, you can add agave syrup, honey, or liquid sugar( but that is not my favorite!) Supersimple!

Why we should drink tea

Some say drinking tea gives your health a boost. I just like it because of the taste, whether it is hot or cold!

READ MORE: health benefits of tea on WebMD

Homemade iced tea in the Summer

It is very important in the heat especially, to stay hydrated, this is a good way to supply your body with water.

Hot tea in the Summer?

Some people swear by drinking hot tea (!) during the hot days to acclimate and regulate your temperature. When I visited Morocco that is what they did! With a lot of sugar. So whatever tea you drink during hot days, just make sure you drink it, because hydrating yourself is the best!

READ MORE: Ginger Lemon tea

Homemade iced tea!
a refreshing drink
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Cuisine: homestyle
Recipe type: drinks
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 2 bags of tea
  • boiled water
  • cold water
  • ice cubes
  • large can
Instructions
  1. put the tea bags in the can
  2. Pour boiled water over the tea and let the tea bags infuse the water
  3. Let it cool off.
  4. Taste it and add spring water to dilute your tea
  5. add any other flavorings like mint to infuse your tea even more.
  6. Put in fridge and serve whenever you want your own iced tea!
Notes
Once it has cooled off, you can add things like a bit of lemon juice, or fresh fruits, or fresh herbs like mint for infusions to give more depth to the flavor.

I hope you experiment a bit during the Summer days with different flavors of your own homemade iced tea.

Love, Lonneke

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