Tea through centuries and civilizations was used as a medicine and food since people have long discovered his healing power and have perfected it to become a part of everyday rituals of the modern man. This hot potion can be made from different types of medicinal herbs, dried fruits, to be combined with milk, honey, lemon, orange, cinnamon. Tea relaxes the body, gives energy, and reduces fatigue and sleepiness, making it an excellent choice even for hot summer days.
Drinking tea through summer reduces sweating of the body, provides the body with the required amount of water, increased fluid intake, facilitates the work of muscles and purify the body from toxins that have accumulated over the year – so if you think that tea is drunk only in winter, then you are in great misconception. This summer, refresh yourself with something healthy and tasty – try these 10 refreshing iced teas recipes!
Classic Sweet Tea
With strong tea flavor and delicious taste, this classic sweet tea recipe is ideal for the hot summer days ahead of us. For the recipe, you need these ingredients – tea bags, baking soda, distilled or bottled water, simple syrup, and ice, and you’ll get the most refreshing summer tea. Try it!
Peach Iced Tea
It’s simple and quick to prepare – stir together all ingredients – canned peach nectar, brewed tea, sugar, and fresh lemon juice and then chill until ready to serve. It’s ideal for a summer afternoon drink because it’s sweet but at the same time has a hint of tart flavor!
Lemon Verbena Iced Tea
If you’re looking for a refreshing summer drink for your BBQ parties or picnics, we suggest making the famous Lemon Verbena Iced Tea. You need verbena leaves, brewed tea, lemon, sugar, water, ice and mint for garnishing. This drink has a citrus flavor, and it’s lightly sweetened, so it’s a perfect choice for a summer refreshing flavored iced tea!
Blackberry Iced Tea
For the recipe, you can use fresh or frozen blackberries. The preparation is easy – crush sugared blackberries with a wooden spoon, then mix with mint and baking soda. Combine with tea and let stand for an hour before straining. Add water, and chill before serving. It’s sweet, refreshing and delicious summer drink. Try it!
Pomegranate and Lime Iced Tea
Delicious and tasty, pomegranate, and lime iced tea is easy and quick to prepare. You only need a couple of bags from your favorite tea, pomegranate juice, limes, sugar and ice. It’s a healthy and refreshing summer drink, and we guarantee that everyone in your family will love it!
Hibiscus Tea Punch
If you’re looking for a perfect drink for a family picnic or an afternoon poolside with friends, then Hibiscus Tea Punch is the right choice. First, you need to boil the tea, then add sugar and chill until ready to serve. Second, stir in sparkling cider, and then serve over ice. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired.
Mock Tea Sangría
You need a tea bag, grape juice, lemon, lime, orange, pureed raspberries, and sugar to prepare this refreshing summer drink. Mock Tea Sangría has ruby-red color an original flavor and let’s not be fooled by the name. This delicious summer iced tea is completely safe for children.
Watermelon and Basil Iced Tea
For the watermelon and basil iced tea, you need first to boil the tea, allow the tea to cool to room temperature and then add the watermelon, basil, and sugar (if using), and pour over ice. The watermelon and basil iced tea is an ideal refreshment summer drink full with fresh in-season fruits — a perfect beverage for all kind of summer parties.
Sparkling Cranberry Tea Cocktails
This Sparkling Cranberry Tea cocktail is only for adults because it is flavored with orange liqueur, and you can serve it for all kinds of neighborhood gatherings or other summer parties. You need to brew the tea, then mix with cranberry juice, vodka, and liqueur and then chill. Add ginger ale just before serving to give it a refreshing fizzy sensation. It’s a great make-ahead option and a must-have summer cocktail.
As you already guessed, yes this Sunset Palmer, it’s another version of the famous classic Arnold Palmer drink (iced tea and lemonade). But this version is gentler. You need brewed black tea, lemongrass, lemon verbena, lemon balm, sugar and lemon zest. It’s easy and quick summer drink with gentler citrus flavor perfect for hot summer days. Enjoy!