Cool down with delicious iced tea this summer

16 Jun

Iced tea

When the temperature rises its time to slow things down a gear and take life easier! Remembering to stay hydrated when the sun’s out is important to maintain health, but water can become  a little dull after a while.

So why not try a delicious and refreshing iced tea instead. One  tip is to simply infuse your loose tea leaves overnight in cold water. We tend to use a tiny bit more tea than usual. So, for example, if I usually use 2.5 g per 500ml I would up this to 3 g.  Pop the leaves in cold water and simply leave the mix in the fridge overnight. When you wake up in the morning you’ll have deliciously sweet and refreshing iced tea. Easy peasy!

Why not play around with interesting alcoholic and non-alcoholic alternatives to Pimms this summer using the iced tea?

ENGLISH GARDEN PUNCH

200ml cooled Earl Grey tea

25ml Bramley and Gage elderflower liqueur (buy from Waitrose in-store or Waitrose online here)

or 25ml Bottlegreen elderflower cordial

Fresh mint sprig

Sparkling water

Fresh lemon wedge

Simply place the cold-infused tea, elderflower liqueur/cordial in a tall glass (or multiply and use a pitcher), add ice and fresh mint sprig and top with sparkling water. Finally add fresh lemon to garnish. Chill and relax!

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