5 Refreshing Iced Tea Recipes for Summer
Summer is around the corner and what better way to cool down than to unwind with a tall glass of iced tea in your hand, guaranteed to leave you feeling cool and refreshed.
Try out these 5 amazingly delicious iced tea recipes courtesy of Dilmah that are simple, straightforward and easy to put together on your own.
- 60ml Dilmah Exceptional Berry Sensation Tea
- 15g mixed berry compote
- 15ml fresh lemon juice
- 10ml sugar syrup
Brew the tea for 4-5 minutes for a strong brew and chill it while you purée the berry compote in a blender. Add in all ingredients into a Boston shaker and fill it with ice. Shake vigorously and use a hawthorn strainer to strain it into a hurricane glass. Garnish with candied raspberry, blueberry and strawberry and enjoy!
Simple and easily customizable, this fantastic immune booster packs your daily Vitamin C dose in a glass. You may even add a few crushed mint leaves to give it that extra punch.
- 250ml Dilmah Lemon Tea
- 50ml fresh orange juice
- 20ml sugar syrup
Make 300ml tea in glass and brew for 3 minutes. Add lemon and lime wedges and top it with ice all the way up to the rim. Add your sugar syrup and fresh orange juice, give it a good stir and enjoy!
This citrusy goodness is a must-try for the green tea lover. Serve it with a slice of lemon to enhance its flavour.
- 1 tea bag Dilmah’s VIVID Natural Pure Green Tea
- 1 tea bag Dilmah Ceylon Golden Pekoe Tea
- 250ml Boiling water
- White sugar
- 1 tbsp Lemon concentrate
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
Combine the ingredients and bring them to a boil. Allow it to cool and serve over crushed ice garnished with orange and lime twist.
Cinnamon spice is not just for the holidays as you can enjoy its wonderfully unique flavour the whole year round in an invigorating glass of iced tea
- Cinnamon - whole (3 sticks)
- Dilmah The Original Earl Grey Tea
- Splenda (1.5 cups)
Bring approx. 1 cup of water to boil. Decrease the heat to low and add 3 cinnamon sticks to the water. Cover and let it simmer for 8 minutes. Next, add 1 tea bag to the pan, cover and allow it to simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and a tea bag and discard them. Pour the mixture into a pitcher and fill the remaining area of the pitcher with water. Add 1/2 a cup of Splenda and stir until dissolved. Refrigerate and serve over ice.
Honey and strawberry coupled together brings out the perfect sweet tea for those with a sweet tooth, without adding all that unnecessary refined sugar.
- 200ml fresh-brewed Dilmah Strawberry flavoured tea
- 40ml runny honey
- 2 dashes “The Bitter Truth” lemon bitters (optional)
- 50ml ginger beer
- 4 sliced strawberries
Fill a balloon glass with ice cubes and strawberry slice and add the bitters. Dissolve the honey in the freshly brewed tea and pour over ice in the glass and top up with ginger beer.
Dilmah tea offers a range of fruity flavoured teas to pick from. Whether it's mint, mixed berry, vanilla-scented or spicy, you may choose whichever flavour that suits your mood. If you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can mix it up a notch to make your own virgin long island iced tea, appropriate for day drinking.
Perhaps you have a craving for the ever-popular Korean sweet tea with boba. If so, the bubble tea recipe is not too hard to follow if you get yourself some easy-cook pearls (boba) from your local Asian store. Skip out on the milk if you prefer the vegan option, and team it up with any one of Dilmah’s fruity flavoured teas and have yourself a fine sweet tea to beat the heat this summer.