10 Summer Homemade Ice Teas

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I wish to say that all summer I do this tasty cocktails, however it is a big Lie. I like to walk in Old Town of a new exploring city and drink fresh ice teas, which usually make me think that taste of a life is wonderful.

I have gathered all recipes of my favorite ice teas, Once you make them, you will be always in love with them.

10 Summer Homemade Ice Teas which I truly tried by myself.

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1. Ginger Detox Tea: The ginger and cayenne in this tea will help your digestion, boost your metabolism and give you a jump start on a spring diet. It’s served hot here, but that’s nothing a few cubes can’t cool down

Ingredients

 

  • Fresh Ginger Root
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Whole Cloves
  • Cayenne Extract
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Honey

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2. Blackberry Mint Tea: Use black tea as the base, then muddle fresh mint and blackberries together for this lovely tea infusion.

Ingredients

  • 5 black tea bags
  • ¼ cups mint leaves, crushed. 1 leaf per serving for garnish
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 6 packages (6 ounces each) of blackberries

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3. Mint Lime Tea Cooler: White tea, fresh mint and sparkling water make for a light and delicious drink.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 6 Tazo Cucumber White tea bags (or any white tea)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • sparkling water

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4Matcha Mint Iced Tea: Fresh herbs are sprouting up everywhere. Put them to use in a refreshing matcha drink. Instead of whisking your matcha, shake it up with ice, mint and lime juice for a healthy caffeine boost.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
  • 2 cups crushed ice
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • handfuls of mint
  • optional: honey or cane sugar (or minty simple syrup, see notes)

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5. Ginger Peach Sangria 

The base is simple: white wine, Grand Marnier and peaches. For an herby kick, I added a splash of ginger juice, mint and basil. Let it chill for at least a few hours (or overnight). It gets more peachy and herby the longer it sits. Cheers!

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6. Hibiscus-Mint Iced Tea

Apple juice tames the tartness of hibiscus tea, while fresh mint adds a cooling note.
Ingredients
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Ice cubes, for serving
  • Mint sprigs (optional)

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7. Strawberry-Basil Iced Tea

Strawberries and basil give nuance to iced tea. Tote the drink to a party or picnic in an old-fashioned glass jar and add ice just before serving.
Ingredients
  • 8 black-tea bags
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (quartered if large)
  • 1 cup water, plus more for steeping
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh basil, plus more for serving
  • Ice, for serving

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8Watermelon Punch and Bowl

A ripe watemelon becomes both punchbowl and drink with this fun, kid-friendly recipe. Scoop out the watermelon and puree the flesh in a food processor. Just before serving, mix the pureed fruit with chilled seltzer and pour into the hollowed-out melon shell.

Ingredients

  • 1 oblong seedless watermelon (about 14 pounds)
  • 3 cups seltzer

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9. Cranberry Raspberry Lime Tea: Herbal tea can pack an extra bit of zing thanks to fresh lime. Add stevia for natural sweetness that keeps your iced tea pure and simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cranberry and Raspberry tea bag.
  • 1-2 cups of boiling water
  • 1/4 of a lime
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 sachet of stevia (or sweetener of choice) – optional
  • Mint for garnish – optional

1010. Honey-Vanilla Spritzer

Vanilla bean imbues honey syrup with a seductive aroma. Balance the sweetness with lime juice and splash the syrup into chilled seltzer.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 4 cups chilled seltzer

bon-appetit

Sources:

http://www.marthastewart.com/

http://www.loveandlemons.com/

http://www.brit.co/

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