Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Recipe: Easy Summer Iced Tea with Twinings

In Summer, there is nothing I like to drink more than a big glass of iced tea. I love to make it with iced tea teabags, as the stuff you get in bottles has so much sugar, but while we Brits are massive tea drinkers we did not really ever jump onto the iced tea bandwagon, so they can be very hard to come by. When I am in France I like to stock up on Twinings Peach Iced Tea teabags for cold water (so much better than the Lipton flavours you can also get in French supermarkets). However, when my stock starts to get a little low I make up and refrigerate jugs full of an iced tea recipe I invented a few years ago from regular Twinings teabags. 
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It is really simple to make and you can make it to whatever your tastes or whatever tea you have laying around. Basically, you need to allow one tea bag per glass you can fit into your jug, pour over hot water as if you were making tea, allow to cool, refrigerate, and fish out the teabags just before serving. The reason this is so much better than just drinking cold tea, is you can mix up different flavours with different bag combinations. However, I think lots together taste delicious. I tend to go for green tea, white tea and fruit tea together (it creates a lighter flavour than if you put Earl Grey in, though that also works too). At the moment, Green Tea with Jasmine, White Tea with Pomegranate and Blueberry and Apple Tea. 
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Drinking it like that straight is brilliant for every day, but if you're looking to put together a Summer style afternoon tea for some friends, your iced tea will look fantastic (and have some extra flavour too) if you serve it in a tall glass jug with some fresh torn mint leaves, thinly sliced fresh strawberry and a handful of ice cubes. 


Who here is a fan of iced tea? If you try this out, let me know how you get on and what combination you tried!

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20 comments:

  1. Don't know why I could never seen Twinnings in a cup other than being piping hot, with lots of milk and sugar to spare. This tea blend seems to be a winning combo that I can't wait to try. Looks delish.

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  2. It's quite funny that you post a blog on iced tea as I was literally just talking to a friend the other day and we were both sharing our love for the stuff and then talked about possibly making some from scratch, this seems like a really good recipe, looks soo tasty!

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  3. This looks so good! I would never have thought of mixing different teas.

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  4. This sounds so delicious, I'm going to make a note of this for the next time I have dinner guests.

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  5. This is completely genius!

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  6. Love the idea of mixing teas. Such a simple yet inspired idea. Love your blog.

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  7. I've been doing it for years, I have no idea I've never posted it before! And thanks! x

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  8. I adore iced tea and this looks amazing!
    xo,
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  9. Afternoon tea sounds delish! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Following you now and I'd love it if you could follow me back too! :)


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  10. that tea looks wonderful! i love the mint. i'm definitely an iced tea fan -- i like to muddle fresh raspberries in mine!

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  11. Oh, what a fantastic idea! I've only thought of muddling raspberries in cocktails, I must give that a try - thanks for the tip x

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  12. I'm definitely trying this, I love Twinings tea!

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  13. Icea tea with strawberries and mint leaves! This looks both delicious and refreshing!

    KT
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  14. Looks delicious! Twinings sponsored a blog event here in Sydney lately and I came home with boxes of all kinds of tea... this would be a great way to test out the flavour combination of the summer! Such a pleasure to *meet* your blog! x Catherine
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  15. Hi Rachel,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog!! Yours looks great!! I have followed you on bloglovin xx


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  16. Definitely gonna try those homemade iced tea!
    Thanks for passing by my blog, that I left completely abandonned... yours is really cool !
    Cheers xxx

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