Now that it’s officially summer AND June is National Iced Tea Month, I wanted to share two of my favorite iced tea “recipes” and my current favorite iced teas that I’ve been enjoying on these 90* days. I’ve always been a fan of tea/iced tea and love the Takeya Flash Chill 2QT Iced Tea maker because it makes it SO easy to steep loose leaf tea & even make fruit infused water/beverages. It chills tea very fast, locks in freshness and if tightened properly, is completely spill proof. Very simple, efficient and makes great tea, effortlessly.
Pear, Lemon & Ginger
Ingredients: (makes 8 glasses)
2 Spring Green T-PACS
Ginger, thinly sliced (about 5 inches)
4 cups cold filtered water
4 1/2 tbsp honey (or more if you like it sweeter)
Pear, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (2 3/4 or so)
What you’ll need: (accessories pictured above)
Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker
Spring Green loose leaf tea
PREP – pour tea into tea infuser. muddle ginger in bottom of pitcher
BREW – boil water, cool (4 minutes), fill pitcher half way, steep tea for 3 minutes, stir honey until dissolved
FLASH CHILL – add ice, seal lid & shake for 30 seconds, remove 1 3/4 cups of iced tea to make room for fruit
ADD CITRUS FLAVOR– twist cirtrus juicer onto the lid of pitcher, juice lemons, seal & shake to mix
ADD FRUIT FLAVOR – add chopped pear to fruit infuser and infuse for 3 hours in the refrigerator
I ALSO love making a “tropical latte” flavored drink that I was inspired to create after browsing Takeya’s Instagram feed (@takeyausa). I steep 2 T-PACS of Tropical Black Tea, add tons of honey (about 5 tbsp or so) and fill up my mug about halfway with milk and pour the tea over it. SO refreshing and SO good.
Pictured above is the entire line-up of Takeya Teas. My favorites are the Tropical Black and Hibiscus Pomegranate. If you’re on the fence about which to choose, try the variety pack, it includes 3 different flavors! Cheers to National Iced Tea Month & the first week of summer! http://www.takeyausa.com
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