Homemade iced tea using premium quality tea, is bursting with antioxidant goodness & delicious flavour. Iced tea is easy to make in large quantities, & is incredibly economical, too. Enjoy sipping this thirst quenching & healthy drink on a daily basis. Follow steeping times & water temperature for black, green, oolong & 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, & great for adults & kids. Bring water to full rolling boil. Steep 7-10 minutes.
Makes 1 litre
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, & 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 & 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, &/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, or maple syrup. 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.