Iced tea + lemonade are a match made in heaven. When combined, they yield fantastic, thirst quenching results. Lemonade acts as a natural sweetener for the tea, while the tea benefits from the tart, refreshing burst of citrus flavour.
Studies indicate that adding a squeeze of lemon or lime to green and black tea may improve absorption of antioxidants — tea lemonade not only tastes great, it’s also good for you!
Enjoy the bright weather and get your vitamins with delicious, freshly brewed iced teas & tea lemonades.
PS. you’ll kids will love them too!
HOW TO MAKE TEA LEMONADE
makes 1 litre
2 tbsp. Silk Road loose tea (see below for our recommendations)
2 cups hot water
2 cups chilled lemonade
~ for a sugar-free optional, use freshly squeezed lemon juice
Follow the brewing instructions on the tea tin label. When the tea has finished steeping, strain it and refrigerate until cold. Combine chilled tea with chilled lemonade or fresh squeezed lemon juice, if you prefer a sugar-free option. Optional, garnish with fresh mint, thyme or lemon zest.
Do not mix tea with lemonade until the tea is well chilled. Since they are home-made they are preservative-free, all natural, low in calories & high in antioxidants so you can enjoy anytime.
Tea lemonades can also be used as a base and turned into TEA COCKTAILS.
GREEN TEA HARD LEMONADE
Brew & steep tea in hot water. Strain after 3 mins.
Once tea is cooled, combine ingredients together, & pour over ice in a rock glass.
To chill instantly, shake over ice into a rock glass. Garnish with lemon zest.
Optional ~ top with sparking water or soda water to turn it into a spritzer!
JASMINE OASIS LEMON SPRITZER
Pour hot water over tea in a heat-proof container. Steep 3 mins, then strain. In a small saucepan combine strained tea with 2 Tbsp sugar or honey. Stir & simmer over medium heat until the sugar or honey has dissolved. Remove from heat & let mixture cool. Combine remaining ingredients into a jug or pitcher & chill until ready to serve. Garnish glasses with lemon zest or fresh thyme sprig.
*Turn it into an Oasis Sparkler! By simply replacing soda water with your favourite champagne or sparkling wine – combine all other ingredients and add champagne/sparkling wine to glasses just before serving. Garnish glasses with lemon zest or fresh thyme sprig.