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Maybe you're a tea lover looking for new ways to enjoy your favourite beverage in the warmer months. Perhaps you're a coffee lover trying to get into tea. Or maybe you're just a sucker for a delicious cool beverage on a warm summer day — we know we sure are!


Tea doesn't have to be just a winter drink. That's why we've designed six mouth-watering recipes for you to try using our locally handcrafted blends. Personally, we like to make a whole pitcher and keep it in the fridge so we can have a refreshing glass in mere seconds.


Now before you get overwhelmed at trying something new, here's the secret. All of these recipes use the same method to properly prepare your tea so that you get the most out of each brew. To achieve this, we recommend using the hot brew method for all of our iced tea recipes.


What is the Hot Brew Method?


Here's the thing: Even if you steep tea in cold water overnight for 10-12 hours, it still won't produce the same strong flavours as if you boiled the water first.


This is why we strongly recommend that you steep your tea in hot water before proceeding with any of the iced tea recipes below — this is how you get the most robust flavours. After the tea has steeped, you can let it cool on the counter or put it in the fridge for a quicker process. Once it's room temperature, follow the instructions, add some ice and enjoy!

 

Moroccan Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

Ingredients

  • Moroccan Mint blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Lemon
  • Fresh mint (optional)
  • Ice (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 3 minutes.
  3. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  4. Once cool, pour tea over ice.
  5. Squeeze in fresh lemon and stir.
  6. Garnish with a lemon wedge and fresh mint.
  7. Enjoy!

 

Vegan Iced Chai Latte

Ingredients

  • Chai Masala blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Almond milk, flavoured or unsweetened
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  4. Once cool, pour tea over ice.
  5. Add almond milk to your desired consistency.
  6. Stir & enjoy!

 

Chilled Hibiscus Bliss

Ingredients

  • Chilled Hibiscus Bliss blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Litre hot water
  • Honey
  • Berries, fresh or frozen
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 15 minutes.
  3. While tea is still hot, add honey so it melts evenly in the water.
  4. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  5. Once cool, pour tea over ice.
  6. Add sparkling water to your desired fizziness.
  7. Add blackberries and raspberries.
  8. Muddle, stir & enjoy!

 

Oolong Peach Iced Tea

Ingredients

  • Oolong Peach blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Fresh peach slices for serving
  • Ice

Simple syrup:

  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 ripe peaches (thinly sliced)

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  4. While tea cools, bring sugar, water and peaches to a boil in a small saucepan to make the syrup. Lower heat and use a wooden spoon to stir and crush peaches to infuse the flavour.
  5. Once sugar is dissolved, cover, remove from heat and let steep for 25-30 minutes. When finished, pour syrup over mesh to strain out peaches (could save & use later for oats or ice cream?!).
  6. Once your tea and syrup are cool, pour tea over ice.
  7. Slowly add syrup to your desired sweetness.
  8. Add peaches, muddle or stir.
  9. Garnish with a peach slice.
  10. Enjoy!

 


Iced London Fog

Ingredients

  • Earl Grey Creme blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Your choice of milk (I love using whole milk but you can also use oat or nut)
  • Pure vanilla extract (if you don’t have any, no problem! Our Earl Grey Creme blend already has vanilla)
  • Brown sugar (optional — this adds a caramel note to the final cup)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Stir in desired amount of brown sugar (optional).
  4. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  5. Once cool, pour tea over ice.
  6. Add milk to your desired consistency.
  7. Add a couple drops of pure vanilla extract (optional).
  8. Stir & enjoy!

 

Chilled Golden Turmeric

Ingredients

  • Golden Turmeric blend from Grounded Tea
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Orange slice, additional slices for squeezing
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil using a kettle or the stovetop.
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Allow tea to cool on the counter or place it in the fridge until desired temperature.
  4. Once cool, pour tea over ice.
  5. Squeeze in fresh orange juice.
  6. Garnish with an orange slice.
  7. Enjoy!

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