Homemade iced tea using premium quality tea, is bursting with antioxidant goodness and delicious flavour. Iced tea is easy to make in large quantities, and is incredibly economical, too. Enjoy sipping this thirst quenching and healthy drink on a daily basis. Follow steeping times and water temperature for black, green, oolong and herbal teas to turn your favourite teas into fantastic iced teas!
Classic iced tea is a traditional favourite. Bring water to a full rolling boil. Steep 2-5 minutes.
Wonderfully refreshing and rejuvenating. Bring water to just before the boil. Steep 1-3 minutes.
Smooth and balancing. Bring water to the boil. Steep 5-7 minutes.
Excellent caffeine-free refreshment that is rich in nutrients, and great for adults and kids. Bring water to full rolling boil. Steep 7-10 minutes.
Makes 1 liter
Pour 4 cups water over 2 tbsp. SILK ROAD tea. Follow steeping time for your tea type. Strain into a stainless steel or heatproof jug, and refrigerate until cold.
Pour 2 cups water over 2 tbsp. SILK ROAD tea. Follow steeping time for your tea type. Strain over 2 cups ice in a stainless steel or heatproof jug to chill instantly.
tea with a citrus twist
Studies indicate that adding fresh citrus to tea may improve absorption of antioxidants—a citrus twist tastes great and is good for you, too! Almost all SILK ROAD teas work well with a citrus twist. Add a mellow citrus flavour by pouring hot tea over lemon, lime, orange, and/or tangerine slices before cooling the tea. For a more tangy flavour, squeeze the citrus into the tea once the tea is cold. (Don’t squeeze citrus into hot tea, or it will cloud the tea). Use citrus as a garnish, as well.
tea with a kiss of sweetness
Sweeten with honey, maple syrup, or sugar (white, raw, or brown). Add sweetener while the tea is still hot so that it dissolves completely. Try from as little as 1 tsp. for every 2 cups of tea, up to a full tbsp., depending on how sweet you enjoy your tea.