Iced green tea recipe
Makes: about 12 (8-ounce) servings
Prep: 25 minutes
Cool: 4 hours
• 12 cups water
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 3 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
• 12 to 16 green tea bags
• Limes, quartered
• Orange peel strips
• Ice cubes
1. In a large saucepan combine water, sugar, and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; let stand, covered for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags. Strain ginger from tea; discard ginger.
2. Transfer tea to a 1-gallon pitcher or punch bowl. Cover; cool 1 hour. If desired, chill.
3. Meanwhile, on a 12-inch wooden skewer alternate strawberries, lime quarters, and orange peel strips. Place skewer inside pitcher or punch bowl as a decorative swizzle stick. Serve tea in glasses over ice cubes. Makes about 12 (8-ounce) servings.
Make-Ahead Tip: Prepare tea, cover and cool several hours. Chill up to 24 hours.
• Servings Per Recipe about 12 (8-ounce) servings
• Calories 24,
• Sodium (mg) 7,
• Carbohydrate (g) 6,
• Vitamin C (DV%) 15,
• Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
*6 cups Brewed Green Tea
*Can of organic sliced peaches (or 1 real peach sliced)
1) Brew 6 cups of green tea by adding 6 tea bags of green tea (or 6 teaspoons if your using leaves) and seep in 6 cups of water for about 5 minutes.
2) Remove the tea bags or leaves, depending on what you were using.
3) After making the hot green tea, pour it into a pitcher and add the peaches. Chill for a few hours, and enjoy
*12 cups water
*1/4 cup sugar (but I suggest replacing sugar with honey)
*3 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
*12-16 green tea bags
*Orange peel strips
Note: As you will see, the strawberries, limes and oranges are for decorating purposes. You can use as much or little as you'd like.
1) In a large saucepan combine water, sugar, and ginger. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Then add the tea bags, let stand covered for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then strain and discard the ginger.
2) Put your tea into a 1 gallon pitcher or punch bowl. Cover, and let cool for about an hour. I would suggest letting it chill for a little longer however, just to make sure your drinking "iced tea" and not "kind of cold" tea. I would suggest at least 6 hours, but preferably at least 12.
3) Meanwhile, alternate your strawberries, lime quarters, and orange peel strips on a 12 inch wooden skewer. Place this inside your pitcher or bowl for decoration. You'll also get a small amount of flavor from the fruits as well.
4) When everything is ready, pour your iced tea over ice cubes and enjoy!
This makes about 12 8oz. servings
4 cups boiling water
8 regular green tea bags (Celestial Seasonings)
2 cups cold water
1/2 cup Splenda granular (no-calorie artificial sweetener)
1. In a saucepan, pour boiling water over tea bags; cover and steep 5 minutes.
2. Remove tea bags from water, squeezing gently.
3. Stir in 2 cups cold water and sweetener, stirring until sweetener dissolves.
4. Serve over ice or let tea come to room temperature then serve over ice
• Southern Belle Peach Iced Tea
2 fresh ripe peaches, pitted and sliced
4 black tea bags
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
½ cup sugar
How to make
Step 1. Bring 5 cups of water to boil on high heat. Add the tea bags,
peaches and mint leaves.
Step 2. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes, until
peaches are soft. Press the peaches against the side of the pot using
a slotted spoon.
Step 3. Strain the mixture from the pot into a ½ gallon-sized heatproof
pitcher, filtering it through a layer of cheesecloth to strain out the peach pulp.
Step 4. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Fill the rest of the pitcher up with cold water and chill in the refrigerator.
Step 5. Serve over ice.
• Sun Tea with Honey and Lemon
Sun Tea uses the heat of the sun to brew tea, so it’s strong without being bitter. Be patient - it takes a whole day to brew, so if you are looking for instant gratification you might try another recipe in the meantime.
8 bags of your favorite black tea (Earl Grey or Lady Grey are great!)
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup of honey
1 gallon of water
How to make
Step 1. Put all ingredients in a 1 gallon glass pitcher and stir vigorously.
Step 2. Put a lid on the pitcher and set it out in the sun. Make sure it’s somewhere where it will get a full day of sunlight.
Step 3. Wait 8 hours.
Step 4. Remove the tea bags and place the pitcher in the fridge.
Step 5. Serve over ice.