Whether they're fruity and sweet or creamy and spicy, as long as they're cold, I'm a happy camper. I like making up bottles of iced flavored teas and keeping them in the fridge to grab throughout the day or when I have a long drive ahead of me.
Strawberry Immunity Iced Tea
This week I made Strawberry Immunity iced tea and it was so cooling and refreshing. This tea is full of good things like elderberry, hibiscus, apple, and black currant, and it's even tastier sweetened with honey. Sometimes I'll add a few elderflowers to the brew as well. To me, they are the essence of summer.
Simply brew the Strawberry Immunity tea, sweeten just the way you like it, then pour it into a sterilized glass bottle and chill it in the fridge until you're ready to drink it.
You could also try our Rejuvenating Ginger Iced Tea recipe, Tropical Iced Tea recipe ideas, or indulge in a very grown-up Bourbon Iced Tea Cocktail.
Huckleberry Happiness Iced Tea Slushy
One of my favorite cold drinks to make when I'm sweltering is an iced tea slushy. Few things cool you down quicker than a tall glass full of crushed ice, and it's even better when that ice is flavored with our Huckleberry Happiness tea.
Chock full of elderberries, Aronia berries, black currents, blueberries, hibiscus, cornflowers, and huckleberry essence, this tea is beautiful to look at and heaven to taste. Lovely on its own, you can also enhance it with fresh herbs from your garden. Spearmint, lemon balm, peppermint, or lime balm are all wonderful choices that pair beautifully with the array of berries.
If you love crushed ice drinks in summer, too, you might also fancy our Classic Earl Grey Tea Granita with a Twist or a Coconut Macaron Dessert tea slushy.
Custard Apple Iced Tea Latte
Another trusty standby on my summer tea recipes list is an iced tea latte. I'm a huge fan of the cold creaminess of the latte that is more substantial than simple iced tea, but every bit as cooling and rejuvenating.
For a tea latte, I like to make the tea extra strong so its delicate flavors don't get lost in the milk. This time I made one using our custard apple herbal tea. It's such a pleasant tea with a green rooibos base mingled with apple pieces, rose petals, and cherimoya essence. Such ingredients are augmented by a drizzle of real maple syrup or a couple of teaspoons of maple dust.
Once the tea is made, I let it cool to room temperature before adding the milk and ice cubes. This keeps it from getting watered down too much when the ice cubes are added. I used milk in my version, but it would also be nice with some creamy almond milk.
For another great version, try our Iced Chai Tea Latte.
Strawberry Immunity Iced Tea Recipe
- 2 teaspoon Strawberry Immunity tea
- 2 cups just-boiled water
- 2 teaspoon honey
Place tea leaves in a strainer in a heat-proof mug and pour in hot water. Steep 3-5 minutes, remove the strainer, then sweeten. Leave to cool then pour into a glass bottle and chill for one hour. Serve over ice.
Huckleberry Happiness Slushy Recipe
- 2 teaspoon Huckleberry Happiness tea
- 2 cups just-boiled water
- 2 teaspoon maple syrup
Place tea leaves in a strainer in a heat-proof mug and pour in hot water. Steep 3-5 minutes, remove the strainer, then sweeten. Leave to cool then pour into a shallow dish or ice cube trays and place in freezer for 2 hours. Remove from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes. Dump into blender and pulse until slushy. Serve immediately.
Custard Apple Iced Tea Latte Recipe
- 2 teaspoon Custard Apple herbal tea
- 1 and 1/2 cups just-boiled water
- 2 teaspoon maple dust
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- ice cubes
Place custard apple tea leaves in a strainer in a heat-proof mug and pour over just-boiled water.
Leave to steep for seven minutes then strain. Add maple dust and leave to cool to room temperature, about 10-15 minutes.
Stir in whole milk. Add 2-3 ice cubes to a large glass and pour in the tea mixture. Stir well and serve immediately.