The perfect summer beverage (you're probably not drinking)
I don't know about you, but I keep buying cold drinks at the moment. It's just so hot (try being a coffee roaster over summer!) around Brisbane that it seems like every time I'm driving past the shops I take a detour to grab something cold and sweet!
While this definitely cools me down, every time I do I feel a bit guilty because most of these drinks are quite sugary and it's my 2020 resolution to consume less damn sugar (as it was in 2019, 2018...)
The thing is, there’s actually a way better beverage option under my nose and just lately I’ve been rediscovering it in a big way. It’s cold, naturally sweet without any bad stuff in it, and has tons of health benefits. Plus, if you make it at home it’s WAY cheaper than shop alternatives.
I’m talking about Homemade Iced Tea.
It might just be the best-kept secret of summer just how tasty it is and it’s super simple to make at home. I like to keep a few bags of the various berry ones that we sell at hand because they are so good. So, instead of grabbing a soft drink or fruit juice when you next crave a cold drink, let me show you how easy it is to make iced tea at home. Your body and bank account will thank you!
What You’ll Need
- An Iced Tea of choice, in particular a fruit blend or custom Iced Tea blend like Pina Colada or Strawberries & Cream
- Either Personal Tea Bags or a tea infuser of some sort.
- A Kettle
- Jug or Teapot
Add 2 tablespoons (or more if you like intense flavours in your drinks) to an empty tea bag.
Fold the tea bag. Want to learn more about these extremely useful empty teabags...? click here.
Boil your kettle and add 300-400ml boiling water to your jug or teapot. Let the tea infuse for at least 5 minutes. For more intense flavour you'll want to agitate the tea bag (dunk that thing!).
Finally, fill a large glass with ice and pour the hot tea over it to the top. Approximately 30% of the ice will melt leaving a freezing cold iced tea that tastes unreal. Enjoy...
And that's literally it!
Like I said, this has been my go-to this summer when I want a super simple and delicious cold drink alternative to the usual choices (which I know aren't good for me).
Check out all of the flavours we are offering here.